Ag to Football
Football season is finally back – it’s the time of year that millions of people wait for. Sport fans are excited to crowd around the T.V. or gather in the bleachers, munching on popcorn while watching the big game. Did you know that agriculture is essential for these Friday Night Lights? From the food to the turf to the footballs themselves, everything is brought to us by ag! In this blog post we break down the different ways that football connects to agriculture. Popcorn, pe
Have you seen a Scarlet Bean?
I love that I continue to learn and explore right along with our students. Melissa James, a science teacher at Center Point-Urbana High School, and her students grew an abundance of cool crops this year. One of them being the Scarlet Runner Bean. When Melissa opened up the green pod, I was shocked to see a vibrant red bean inside! I dared to try it and it tasted similar to a pea with maybe just a tad bit stronger "pea" flavor. So of course I had to do some digging of my own t