“Living in this rural community,
I am surrounded by agriculture.
I’m so thankful that I understand where my food comes from and how agriculture works.
I’m very fortunate.”
-Maya Wahl, FFA Wheat Ambassador
Lovely photo found here
Posted in Ag Production, Education, Farm Families, Farmers, Thought of the Week, Women in Agriculture
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Have you ever watched a chick hatch? Now’s your chance!
The History Channel made this brief video on the revolutionary role of farming in the development of modern civilization. It’s a part of their excellent “Mankind: The Story of Us” TV series. Click here to view the video (it’s only 4 minutes long). Enjoy!
While Idaho, especially southwestern Idaho, is still in a drought due to years of low snowfall in the mountains, things have eased this year. This was helped in part by late winter and early spring snowfall in the mountains, as recently as last week, that helped boost the snowpack that will provide irrigation water for Idaho’s farmers.
Check out these maps to see the difference between last April and this April, as of yesterday. We’re grateful for the good moisture this year, and are hoping and praying for more to come!
Snow Report 4-1-2013
And the most recent map, from yesterday.
Snow Report 4-7-2014
These weekly reports are put out by the Idaho Department of Water Resources.
Norman Borlaug, “The Father of the Green Revolution” is credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation. March 25th, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Dr. Borlaug poignantly said in his 1970 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, “I am acutely conscious of the fact that I am but one member of that vast army (of hunger fighters) and so I want to share not only the present honor but also the future obligations with all my companions in arms, for the Green Revolution has not yet been won.”
Please enjoy this short video tribute to Mr. Borlaug