Dirt Road Charm

Motherhood, Agriculture, and everything in between

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Where is my milk from??

So I have been slightly absent from the blogging world lately but it seems as though there is not enough time in the day to even breath let alone post anything.  However on of my fellow Ag twitter friends posted a tweet that caught my eye and I wanted to share with all of you.

Now I realize that this is old and has been out for a while but it is still really neat and want to share with those of you that have not heard of this.  There is a website out there that will actually tell you where your milk came from.  This is pretty neat because you can see how close your milk was processed to you. 

I just checked my gallon of milk on the website and it was processed in Rochester, Indiana at Dean Foods, Co.  That is only an 1.5 hours away so not far at all!!  Working within the dairy industry I like this idea because any way to help inform consumers and bring a positive relationship between producers and consumers is a great advantage. 

So all of you go check your fridge for a gallon of milk, get the stamped on code and go to www.whereismymilkfrom.com and see where its from....how fun!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's Ohio Ag Week!! Learn some fun facts!!

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals Conference.  I was pretty excited because they had some pretty informative looking seminars that I wanted to attend.  This was quite the short trip because I learned a few sad things about myself that I feel I should start working on, such as........1. If you dropped me off in Michigan I would be able to find my way home, send me to Columbus and I get lost in Lima.....sad when you have lived in Ohio most of your life.  2. Put me at a Michigan Farm Bureau conference and I would know a handful of people.....put me at an Ohio conference and I knew NO ONE!! It actually was a great experience because I got to meet many new people and learn some new info about Ohio agriculture and what opportunities are out there.

That leads me in into what I wanted to share with all of you in this post...It is Ohio Ag Week!!!  It is great when we can dedicate weeks or days or even months to Agriculture!! As I feel everyday should be dedicated its nice to inform others of these dedicated weeks.  So in honor of Ohio Ag Week I thought I would share some great Ohio Ag Facts with you from Ohio Farm Bureau.

  • 1 in 7 Ohioans have an agriculture-related job
  • The average herd of cattle consists of 290 head
  • 1,155,900 acres of beans were harvested in 2011
  • 83,981,000 acres of corn were harvested in 2011
  • 45,705,000 acres of wheat were harvested in 2011
These are just a few of the facts I found. Visit United States Department of Agriculture for more facts as well!!!