Thursday, March 29, 2012

Faith and Patience

A simple verse and yet it's a farmer's whole life. There is always a time to plant and always a time to harvest, it can change from year to year, but it always happens. Faith and patience go a long way in the agriculturist's world...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

No Kidding...

Here's a TON of other facts about goats! Did you know goats are actually really picky eaters? Debunk the stereotypes! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Where Does Food REALLY Come From?

This one was inspired after watching The Amazing Race a few weeks ago and realizing some of the contestants had literally never seen a cow before in their lives. This fact both totally depressed and amazed me. Clearly, we need some major agriculture education in our nation!
Believe it or not, that ice cream bar doesn't actually come straight from the grocery store!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor...

To all of going out to enjoy the midnight premiere: Use those smartphones to check and don't stop until you get the "Please silence your cell phones now" sign!

You're just going to be sitting there waiting for the movie to start anyways :) 


I then proceeded to figure up the number of kernels that would be... somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 quadrillion (and yes that's actually a kind of number!) or enough for every one of the 7 billion people on earth to have 300,000 kernels. Just from Ohio. Just from last year.

That IS a LOT of corn.

Want to learn more about Ohio's second largest commodity crop? Check out!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hello Spring

Not that we've really had much winter to worry about... 

But agriculturists do face a lot of adversity, from nature, from consumers and from radical groups. If they let every little thing get them down, the world would be pretty hungry. 

Think of farmers as perennial optimists... there's always hope for a new season. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stout Knowledge

Okay, so maybe one of my more "random" and "out there" agriculture facts, but an important one none the less! And today seems like a fitting day for it :)

Here's the article if you're interested:

Celebrate responsibly lads and lasses!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Fact or Hogwash is trying to reach 317 fans today on Facebook... Help us out by sharing us with everyone you know! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Support the 75 thousand Ohio farmers who feed the 11 million of us!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Celebrating National Teach Ag Day

Happy National Teach Ag Day! 

Team Ag Ed hopes to reach their 10x15 goal of having 10,000 agriculture science education programs in place by 2015. Find out more about 10x15 and other programs by visiting ! 

Oh... and go thank YOUR Ag teacher for their efforts to develop leaders and agriculturists!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ewe Probably Should Read This

I may not have grown up on a sheep farm, but there's just something I
 love about those wooly buggers! 

Why don't "EWE" go check out some more facts about the Ohio Sheep Industry!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hunger in the Heartland

Combating world hunger is important, but it's important not to forget about our neighbor's needs locally as well.

For more information on conquering hunger in the United States, check out

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Haters be Hatin'

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway." ~Eleanor Roosevelt 

Just because farmers face opposition, doesn't mean they're going to stop feeding, clothing and fueling our cars for us. They take that criticism, face it, and move on. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Feeding the World

American farmers do a lot to help feed the world! With the population expected to reach over 9.1 billion by 2050 and almost a billion people without sufficient nutrition now, agriculture not only has to step up it's methods of production, but must also find new and innovative ways of supplying nutrition to the world. Tomorrow, we'll explore the differences between the farms of yesterday and the farms of today... just another way we're celebrating National Ag Week 2012!

For more information on how modern farmers are combating the issues of hunger and malnutrition, check out

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kicking Off National Ag Week...

Celebrate National Agriculture Week! Check out for ways you can incorporate ag facts into your daily routine and be sure to share Fact or Hogwash? with your FB friends as well... we'll be sharing lots of facts this week to raise awareness of America's number one industry!

Here's a video to get you started: 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thank a Farmer Fridays

Have you thanked a farmer for feeding you today? You can do so here. Let's make every Friday, Thank a Farmer Friday!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Moooove Over, We've Got a Post on Milk Today...

Regardless of whether the milk you buy is organic, natural or regular, rest assured that it's going to be safe and healthy for you to drink! 

Dairy Farming Today has a pretty sweet game that takes you inside the day to day chores of a dairy farmer- do you have what it takes?