Category Archives: Focus on Agriculture

Fiber is your friend

By Kat Brown, Recent ASU Nutrition Student   What is Fiber? Fiber forms the support structure of leaves, stems, and plants. It is the part of foods that are hard to digest, or that the body cannot digest at all. … Continue reading

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Fill (Not Garnish) Your Plate with Green Onions

By Erika Guzman, Recent ASU Nutrition Student   Green onions. Scallions. Spring onions. All interchangeable names for the delicious fresh green onion vegetable without the overwhelming punch. The colorful green stalks that are perfect for garnish. But have you ever … Continue reading

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Fill Your Plate with Cantaloupe

By Kevann Jordan, Recent ASU Nutrition Student As mentioned on Fill Your Plate, Arizona ranks second in the production of Cantaloupe nationwide. This beautiful melon is grown both in the spring and in the fall. With spring here, let’s talk … Continue reading

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16 Arizona Dairy Facts You Need to Know

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   Our Arizona dairy milk is one of the freshest, most local products you can purchase daily. In my role with the Arizona Farm Bureau, I’m regularly asked how to “buy local.” … Continue reading

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We Should Be Bullish about Barley

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director This year, Arizona farmers intend to plant 11,000 acres of barley, lowest acreage since 1928 when only 8,000 acres were planted, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics … Continue reading

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