Category Archives: Focus on Agriculture

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

By Kat Brown A recent ASU Nutrition Student Nutrients supply energy and are often the building blocks our bodies need to function. Each nutrient has a role in the body. The Dietary Guideline for Americans (DGA) is developed to make … Continue reading

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The T on Tomatoes 

 Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director  Let’s talk tomatoes, the world’s most popular fruit and in Arizona too! The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Arizona hosting 61 acres of tomatoes grown in the … Continue reading

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Bring Your Family to the Farm

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications intern Arizona agriculture is a $23.3 billion industry, and for you and your family can experience each aspect of Arizona’s agriculture. Several farmers and ranchers have opened their farm and ranch gates for the public … Continue reading

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Growing Healthy Minds & Appetites: The Benefits of School Gardens and Kitchens

By: Cecelia Wilken There is a growing disconnect between farms and tables around the world. With the ease of modern-day groceries and influx of fast-food restaurants around the world, many children grow up without learning the fundamentals of proper nutrition. … Continue reading

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Traditional Composting

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications Intern This is part two of the three-part composting series. Traditional composting is the most commonly known type. This is typically a compost pile or bin. This would consist of yard clippings and some types … Continue reading

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