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May 23, 2015

What impacts has Fair Oaks Farms made on their hundreds of thousands of visitors?

Leah Lentini provides background on how she came to Fair Oaks Farms and what impacts they have made with hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Ms. Lentini shares the culture and philosophy of Fair Oaks Farm in action within the barns, stores, and restaurants.

Ms. Lentini also provides an update on the new things happening at Fair Oaks Farms and the future of connecting with consumers.

February 17, 2015

What are the keys to barbecue and grilling? And how do the types and kinds of equipment impact your BBQ techniques?

A Pitmaster Secret: Award Winning BBQ Tips and TricksBetter BBQ, Pitmaster Secrets Top Barbecuer Elliot Mellow, BBQ ASAP (as in As Smoked As Possible) shares his tips from being a competition barbecuer since 2006. Elliot helps people understand the differences between barbecue and grilling. His tips will help the outcome be great food for you. Key to barbecue and grilling is the kind of meat being used.

Elliot also shares information on the types and kinds of equipment and techniques that can be used. Elliot's preferences is to use a technique that is not only a heat source but can add flavor; charcoal with a combination of wood chunks or chips over the top.

March 6, 2014

Know Your Cooker Well! Elliot Mellow, BBQ ASAP, and Chef Adams Wells Morgan, Executive Chef at the Club at Old Hawthorne, share their tips and tactics on making the best BBQ.

Elliot Mellow and Chef Adams Wells Morgan - So You Think You Know BBQSo You Think You Know BBQ Elliot Mellow, BBQ ASAP, and Chef Adams Wells Morgan, Executive Chef at the Club at Old Hawthorne, share their tips and tactics on making the best BBQ.

December 11, 2013

Food is shaped by tradition, families, and history. What are your family recipes and stories.

FoodChat on Food ImmigrationWhat is American Food? Food, culture, and heritage combine to make unique foods. This FoodChat conversation looks at food ancestry and how people relate to their food and receipts.

November 19, 2013

What are your family stories about food? What are you doing for the holidays?

FoodChat on FoodThanksBeing Thankful #FoodThanks is a way to say thanks and share thoughts on how people help others. This FoodChat conversation also looks at what food people are preparing for the holiday and what memories they have about their family and food.

August 13, 2013

What questions do you have? This open topic AgChat conversation aims to help answer what ever is on your mind.

Open Topic NightOpen Topic Night Have questions, Got Answers. This AgChat open topic night offered thoughts on farmers' favorite super heros to favorite childhood memory from growing up on a farm.

July 23, 2013

How do farmers and ranchers look at pop culture? What influences what?

Ag and Pop CulturePop Culture On Agriculture What does the world say about agriculture through culture, media, and parody? This AgChat conversation looks at how pop culture influences farmers and ranchers and vice versa.

July 16, 2013

Will you share your secret family grilling tip?

Summer Time GrillingGrill Out Time Some how warm weather just draws us outside to enjoy the weather. That means bringing the kitchen outside too. This FoodChat conversation asks what people cook on their grill and what are some tips they are willing to share.

August 30, 2012

What are the Peterson Brothers like in person? (Thumbnail credit ZimmComm – New Media, LLC).

Live at ACFC12, singing "I'm Farming and I Grow It" - Peterson Brothers, 2012 AgChat Foundation Conference Agvocacy 2.0, Kansas City, MO, USA. Two of the brothers surprised attendees at the Agvocacy 2.0 conference and shared their experiences in creating their video. Their main goal in creating the video? Really to help their city friends understand what they do. Having the video go beyond a few thousand was not on their minds.

August 21, 2012

What are some of your hot, hot foods to try?

FoodChat on Hot Hot Hot Hot Foods, Spicy Foods People love hot and spicy food. But you do have to be careful. This FoodChat discusses some of the hottest foods out there, some do's and don'ts, plus places to go to get hot foods.

July 31, 2012

What are fairs about if not food, rides, and agriculture?

AgChat on Fairs, Festivals, and Fun Round and Round The fair season brings people out to see the fun and interesting. It also brings those in agriculture with those not in agriculture. How do farmers and ranchers participate in fairs and what happens?

July 16, 2012

Have you opened up your grill, filled up the tanks, bought the charcoal, and looked over your recipes?

FoodChat on Budget Grilling The Grill's Lit, What Next? The summer time is when the grills get used, for holidays, family gathering, and sometimes just because you can. What are some ways to grill without breaking the bank and still have a great meal? This FoodChat shares some favorite grilling experiences and offers up ways to try new things.

June 20, 2012

Was it really the world's largest? While Guinness World Records might not recognize it, attendees at the World Pork Expo enjoyed the adventure.

An attempt to create the world's largest pork burger at the 2012 World Pork Expo was muted because of the Guinness World Records would not recognize it.

June 6, 2012

Missing anything? Missing any cows? Learn about how farmers are protecting their cows from aliens.

OMG we must have lost a page to the cows, or maybe aliens. Who knows. Learn about alien attempts to take dairy cows in this video from Doorstep Dairy.

You can also look back to the homepage to see if you can find what you are looking for from there.

May 18, 2012

How can consumers learn more about swine farms and how pigs are raised? The Fair Oaks Pig Adventure is being designed as a place for everyone to learn more, see actual pigs in barns, and discover the activity required behind the scenes. Mike Platt, Indiana Pork Association Executive Director, provides an update on the educational venue.

Bridging the Divide, Finding Common Ground - Mike Platt, Indiana Pork Association Executive Director, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

April 27, 2012

There is humor in agriculture through Muppets.

You have to laugh when an ag issue like animal welfare makes it to the Muppets:)

February 14, 2012

Did you give your Valentine as farm gift?

AgChat on Farm Valentines
What Are Your Farm Valentines? Love is in the air! Farmers are people too and have interests outside of agriculture. But farming is part of their life. How do they share their love of agriculture with a significant other and what are the trade offs each partner might have to make to live together happily?

January 27, 2012

iPad + Technology + Pigs? Humans aim to keep pigs entertained.

How can you not love this! Pigs that play. This art and design project from Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) Wageningen University and Research Centre aims to understand how provide entertainment to pigs.

The driver for this research is European legislation that requires pig farmers to provide entertainment in the pens to combat boredom, aggression and tail biting amongst pigs, which will hopefully eliminate the need for routine tail-docking.

January 19, 2012

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Food Safety Isn't Interesting... Until It Is - Tony Flood,International Food Information Council, asks "How much time do you spend learning about something you don't think you'll need?" and provides insight on how this applies to food safety. He suggests creativity is key to implementing food safety.
January 12, 2012

SwineCast will be joining you at the MN Pork Congress (St.

January 9, 2012

The National FFA Convention offers an opportunity to see entertianment from all across the USA.


Madison FFA chapter members setup an impromptu performance. Mayson Briggs, Jackson Adams, Sam Adams, Jr., Sam Adams, Sr., and Matthew Ray, from the Madison FFA chapter, Madison County North Carolina - Oct 20, 2011, Westin Hotel lobby, National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA