Monthly Archives: May 2015

National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month! Did you know that Arizona’s own Hickman’s Family Farms produces more than 7 million eggs a day for Arizona families? That is a lot of eggs! Of the eggs produced in the US each year, roughly … Continue reading

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Rodeos in Arizona

Rodeo is a sport that originated in Spain by Spanish cattle herders.  Spanish cowboys (or vaqueros) would challenge each other in a competition to see who had the best roping, riding and herding skills.   Much like today, early ranch duties … Continue reading

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National BBQ Month

Head outside and start up your grill, May is National BBQ Month! This popular outdoor pastime unites family and friends with delicious food that is both affordable and easy to make! According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 64 … Continue reading

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$145,000 Up for Grabs: Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The challenge, now in … Continue reading

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Feed your mind! Great Books for Kids

In Arizona rain is a blessing. . . unless you have some energized kids. Whether stuck inside on the weekends or during recess, having some awesome books on hand to keep kids entertained is always a good idea.  It is … Continue reading

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