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Farm Fresh Podcast: Farm Hats

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Farmers can literally and figuratively wear a lot of different hats in a day. About a year ago, the thought inspired Livingston County farmer, Kent Blunier, to create Facebook group called “Farm Hats.

The idea took root and quickly grew to include farmers from around the world who post “felfies” or farmer-selfies about their day to day activities and what ‘hat’ they might be wearing.

Get the story from the farmer who got the ball rolling in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast. Plus listen every Wednesday at 12:45 for the Farm to Table segment onWJBC Radio. Plus make sure you check out the Farm Hats group on Facebook!

Farm Fresh Podcast: Mackinson Dairy Farm

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Did you know it only takes about 48 hours for milk to go from the farm to the grocery store? Now that’s Farm Fresh!

Find out more from Mary Mackinson Faber, a fifth generation family dairy farmer. Listen to our Farm Fresh Podcast to hear about cow care and how Mackinson Dairy Farm is using social media to share their story.

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

Farm Fresh Podcast: Raw Milk

Illinois food safety regulations now allow dairy farms to sell raw milk, but consumers should be aware of the risks.

Get the whole story in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast from Jim Fraley, Livestock Program Director for Illinois Farm Bureau.

Raw milk does not go through pasteurization – the process of heating the milk to kill bacteria or pathogens.

For more on raw milk & food safety, check out these posts from Food Insight, Midwest Dairy Association & Ask the Farmers.

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

Farm Fresh Podcast: McLean County Rich in Farm History

Challenges, choices & changes in agriculture will be on display in the new “Farming  in the Great Corn Belt” gallery being developed at the McLean County Museum of History.

Find out more about the redesign and what visitors can expect to see when the exhibit opens next year from guest curator, Don Meyer, in our Farm Fresh Podcast.

To see more of what the McLean County Museum of History has to offer, click here to visit their website.

Be sure to listen every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Caring for Pigs When Weather Outside is Frightful

When the temperature drops below zero or a blizzard brings blowing snow, livestock farmers have to take extra measures to ensure the safety and comfort of their animals.

Find out how Bane Family Pork Farm works to keep their pigs warm, dry & toasty when the weather outside gets frightful in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with local farmer Pat Bane. Plus check out the video clip of baby piglets on Pat’s farm (above).

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC radio.

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