Farm and ag-related field trips allow local business professionals to see and experience the diversity of McLean County Agriculture. From the Ag Rail facility in Bloomington to Ropp Jersey Cheese near Normal, the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ag Exchange program explores how agriculture impacts us all.
Listen as Ag Exchange participant, Steve Dobski shares his experience and find out what surprised him the most in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.
Tune in every week at 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.
Becky Ropp of Ropp Jersey Cheese visits with Ag Exchange participants about animal care.
Ag Exchange participants meet the Jersey dairy cows that provide the milk for Ropp Jersey Cheese.
The Ag Rail is a high speed rail loading facility for shipping grain.
For buyers opting for organic foods, do perceptions about the products match reality? Brenna Ellison, a University of Illinois Food Economist and Researcher decided to take closer look at how the organic label affects what people think of the taste, nutrition and safety of food products.
The study used an online survey to compare how an organic label affects perceptions of strawberries – a “virtue” product (food perceived as healthy) and chocolate sandwich cookies – a “vice” product (not as healthy/junk food) at two retailers.
Find out how organic opinions stack up in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast. Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. to hear the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.