Another week down and that means it’s time for another edition of the Weekly Round Up.
- Check out this article at Agri-Pulse which lays out the U.S.’ plan to cut food waste in half by 2030. Personally, I think any plan to cut food waste would be a good one, so a plan to cut it by half is even better. I know my family could do better about the amount of food we waste.
- This, because it’s awesome.
- So, last week was the inaugural Illinois Harvest Dinner, organized by Illinois farmers Katie Pratt, Mary Mackinson Faber and Jenny Sweigert, took place in Pontiac at Mary’s family farm. By all accounts, including this one by Holly Spangler, a great time was had by all and, even better, connections were made and interesting conversations were had. Want more pictures? Check out Erin Ehnle Brown blog post. Or, this post from one of the dinner’s many attendees, Steph at Educational Anarchy, or this one from Katie Pratt.
- I stumbled across this on Facebook several weeks ago. I hope I haven’t posted it before, but if I have, it’s still a good reminder. Raising cattle is no walk in the park, but farmers do it because they love the cattle and they love their jobs.
- And finally, this, from the National Geographic. Apparently, there’s a new competition at the DC State Fair. Hanging out with the first place cheeses, dairy products, pies, canned goods and cakes, is the first place DC State Fair Marijuana. That’s right, folks. The article is actually pretty interesting, so check it out.