Time for another Weekly Round Up, folks!
- It’s no secret I hold youth programs like 4-H and FFA close to my heart, and this article is an excellent example of why I love them — and I why I think every kid, no matter where they live or what their interests are — can benefit from these great programs. Lily Wilson, who auctioned off the pig she was raising for 4-H to help a friend, exemplifies everything that is 4-H.
- This. Any kid with livestock — of any kind (!) — will tell you this is true. Proof? I distinctly remember pulling my cow, Doreen, into showmanship at our national show in Louisville, making one spin around the ring, and her absolutely LOSING IT because she didn’t like billboards that made noise every time they changed screens. And yes, I smiled THE. ENTIRE. TIME.
- Speaking of youth organizations, this blog from Katie Pratt at Rural Route 2: The Life and Times of an Illinois Farm Girl. In Governor Rauner’s most recent draft budget, the Illinois Agricultural Education line item has been zeroed out. For more on what that means to more than 25,000 ag ed students across the state, check out Katie’s blog.
- Oh man, if this isn’t true.
- If you’re on social media at all, you’ve probably encountered the Food Babe. You can probably guess what my feelings are toward her, but I’ll leave that out for now. Instead, ladies, take a look Elle’s article questioning the Food Babe’s methods and information. In fact, Food Babe Vani Hari has come under attack quite a bit this week, but I’ll let you search out those articles yourself…
- And finally, this. Remember, folks, spring planting has started, or is just around the corner, which means it’s time to keep an eye out for farm machinery on the roads. Be safe this spring!