Introducing the “Urban Agriculture Toolkit”

In an effort to better assist urban farmers in maximizing their growing potential and creating and encouraging jobs and entrepreneurship, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Know Your Farmer team developed the “Urban Agriculture Toolkit.” This electronic document provides more than 70 resources to help urban and small farms better navigate technical and financial challenges … More Introducing the “Urban Agriculture Toolkit”

“How State Office changed my view of agricultural education”

“Your 2015-2016 California State FFA (Future Farmers of America) Reporter is….Danielle Diele!” Prior to this announcement by the Past State FFA Reporter, my nerves grew as I thought of the past five years I was a part of the National FFA Organization. After these words were exclaimed, I ran up on stage in front of … More “How State Office changed my view of agricultural education”

Imperfect fruits and vegetables to aid world hunger

In almost any society across the world, the idea of wasting food goes against moral code. So why is it food waste remains one of the largest issues facing the agriculture industry? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the agriculture produces enough food globally (roughly 2.9 trillion pounds) to feed every mouth on this planet – twice … More Imperfect fruits and vegetables to aid world hunger