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Farm Fresh Podcast: Fall on the Farm

As the growing season winds down at Triple M Farm, farmer Greg Anderson shares what’s ahead for the winter months.

Find out about the Thanksgiving bag to add some locally grown vegetables to your Thanksgiving feast and more in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

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

Farm Fresh Podcast: Expanding Ag Awareness

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.

Farm Fresh Podcast: ‘Meating’ Needs

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Help ‘meat’ needs in McLean County by contributing to the Meat Donation Drive at Hy-Vee in Bloomington March 20-26.

All proceeds will be used to purchase meat for Midwest Food Bank and benefiting our neighbors in need through area food pantries.

Hear about the program from Mike Hoffman, Director of Operations for Midwest Food Bank in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

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

Farm Fresh Podcast: Organic Opinions

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.

To read more about the research, click here.

 

Farm Fresh Podcast: A Closer Look at Labeling

To mandate labeling or not to mandate labeling? that is the current question about foods made with ingredients containing ‘GMOs’ or Genetically Modified Organisms.

Take a deeper look at the issue with Tamara Nelsen, Senior Director of Commodities for Illinois Farm Bureau in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

For more about GMOs check out our Pinterest Board.

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

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