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Farm Fresh Podcast: Farming Fuels our Local Economy

Did you know McLean County Agriculture contributes $1.6 billion dollars annually to the local economy? Plus supports about 6,500 jobs in the region?

Find out more about how farming fuels our communities plus a look at what we grow and why with Illinois Farm Bureau economist, Mike Doherty in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Bringing Ag to the Classroom

McLean County Ag in the Classroom provides FREE resources – books, lesson plans, hands-on activities & supplies to local schools! All materials are

Click here to learn more or listen to this week’s Farm to Table segment with Ag in the Classroom coordinator, Bridget Caldwell.

Tune in every week for the Farm to Table segment Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: McLean County Fair Recap

Hear about the highlights of the 2017 McLean County Fair with manager, Mike Swartz in this week’s Farm to Table podcast.

Tune in every week for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio Wednesday’s at 12:45 p.m.. 

Farm Fresh Podcast: How are GMOs regulated?

Three federal agencies regulate genetically modified organisms and review each one to make sure they are safe to grow and safe to eat: USDA, EPA and FDA. 

Find out more about what it takes to bring a GMO crop to market with Andrew Walmsley, Director of Congressional Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: GMOs: What sort of modification are we talking about?

Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are plants, animals or other organisms developed using genetic engineering.

Take a deeper dive into what that means and how scientists make those modifications with University of Illinois researcher and plant breeder, Dr. Brian Diers, in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Click below to listen and remember to tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.

 

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