• Farm News: October Was National Cooperative Month

    In recent farm news, we have an exciting annual event to report: October was National Cooperative Month or National Co-op Month! National Co-Op Month has been celebrated annually for over fifty years and counting. It’s a time where co-op businesses educate our communities and the greater United States on what it means to belong to a cooperative. Businesses discuss values and principles unique to being part of a co-op. It’s organized by a group of cooperatives that are recognized by the USDA and NCBA CLUSA. They highlight cooperatives’ roles in food service, credit unions, utility cooperatives, insurance cooperatives, housing co-ops ...

  • Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread

    Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Breadfrom Averiecooks.com
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste3/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)1/3 cup vegetable oil, canola oil, or liquid-state coconut oil (melt in micro if necessary to liquify)1/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk2 tablespoons mild or medium molasses2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Cinnamon Sugar Topping
    3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided 3 ways1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided 3 ways
    Preheat oven to 400F. Spray 3 5x3x2-inch mini loaf pans very well with cooking ...

  • Crockpot Chicken and noodles

    Crockpot Chicken and noodlesfrom belleofthekitchen.com
    1 1/2- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 cans (or boxes) cream of chicken soup, 10.5 oz each (don't add water)1-2 tsp dried parsley1/2 tsp seasoned salt1/4 tsp poultry seasoning1/4 tsp garlic powder1/2 stick butter, sliced3 1/2 cups chicken broth8 oz. egg noodles, uncooked
    Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot, then top with the soups (no water added) and sprinkle with the spices.Add butter slices to the top, and pour in the chicken broth.Cook over low heat for 5-6 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours. Remove ...

  • Mashed Potato Bacon Bombs

    Mashed Potato Bacon Bombs
    By: ohbiteit.com
     2 cups leftover and chilled Mashed Potatoes
    Bacon..one slice per Bomb
    1 Egg
    1/2 cup Dry Bread Crumbs
    Cheddar Cheese cut into 1″ chunks (one chunk per Bomb)
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Skewers or toothpicks
    Oil for frying~  I used Canola
    Sour Cream and toppings for dipping
    In a large bowl combine the Mashed Potatoes, Egg, and S&P until well blended.
    Grab a small scoop of the Mashed Potatoes and gently form it around a Cheddar Chunk…
    Place the Bread Crumbs into a shallow bowl, and roll that ...

  • Agriculture Equipment That Works Harder And Smarter: Introducing GSI’s Z-Series Grain Bin

    If you’re an avid follower, you probably already know that we’re dedicated to highlighting progress and innovations in agriculture equipment that benefits the Ag community. Anything that will make our jobs more efficient, because the goal isn’t just working harder, it's working smarter. And that’s exactly what GSI has done with the Z-series Grain Bin with Flexwave Technology.
    The Z-Series Grain Bin With Flexwave Technology Is Revolutionary In Several Ways
    It’s Easy To Use
    The Z-series Grain Bin with Flexwave Technology has an automating control system that’s easy and efficient. Using less than one psi of air ...

  • Agricultural News: Highlighting Innovative Equipment At This Year’s Farm Progress Show

    We offer the latest in equipment, events and agriculture news, and we can’t ignore one the nation’s largest outdoor farm event, the Farm Progress Show. The Farm Progress Show wrapped up on August 30th and this year’s show featured more farm technology and innovation than ever before! The Farm Progress Show has been celebrating agriculture and presenting innovations that combine progress with tradition for 65 years.
    Manufacturers rolled out so many new innovative machines and products, we couldn’t possibly feature them all, but here are just a few of the many remarkable innovations that companies presented to the Ag ...

  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes

    Carrot Cake Cupcakes
    from iambaker.net
    For the Cream Cheese Frosting Center:
    8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature1 c confectioners sugar
    For the Muffin Batter
    2 c all-purpose flour2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp. salt1 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. ground ginger2 large eggs, room temperature2/3 c firmly packed light brown sugar1 c  buttermilk6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted2 large carrots, peeled and finely shredded (1 1/2 cups)
    Cream Cheese Center
    Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.Spoon the mixture into a thin log on to plastic ...

  • The Latest Farming News: The 2018 Iowa State Fair

    How does that saying go? Nothing compares to the Iowa state fair. If you’ve ever been, you know that this is so true. And this year was no exception! The events, the entertainment, the rides, the awards, the parade, and of course the food. The food at the fair is always incredible and with a wide range of foods, and even a 4-dollar or less option, you can feed your excitement, your joy, your belly and your soul (your inner foodie)! 
    Here’s Some Of The Latest Farming News About The Iowa State Fair
    The Grandstand
    What’s the latest ...

  • Farm And Agriculture News: Reflecting On Detasseling Season

    What Is Detasseling, Anyway?
    Here’s some farm and agriculture news for the newcomers to the tradition of detasseling. What is detasseling? It’s is when a machine or person removes the tassel, or pollen producing part of the corn plant. Some farms opt for a machine to cut off the tassels, whereas some choose to hire help to detassel. This help is traditionally a summer job for local teens. We’ll get to that part in a minute!
    What Is A Pull?
    A pull refers to a session of literally pulling off the tassels. Depending on the number and ...

  • Easy Chicken Parmesan Bake

    Easy Chicken Parmesan Bake Recipe
    From thepinningmama.com
    3 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 cup marinara sauce4 large slices provolone cheese1/4 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs1/4 cup grated parmesan cheesePam cooking spray
    1.     Place the chicken breasts flat on the bottom of a baking dish.
    2.     Cover with the marinara sauce, using more or less to taste.
    3.     Put the cheese slices over the sauce.
    4.     Mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and then spread the mixture evenly over the top of the dish.
    5.     Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked all ...

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