Saturday, February 4, 2012
Super Bowl of Agriculture
The big game is tomorrow and while coaches are reviewing film, fans are preparing barbecue and the halftime entertainers are double checking their wardrobes to avoid any malfunctions.....Will that ever get old?
8 years later and the newscasters still bring that up!
Anyways, I ran across a website that only an Ag nerd would completely fall in love with. BUT if you aren't as crazy as some of us Ag nerds, you might just find it interesting to aid in consumer awareness about where food and agricultural products are produced across the US.
Interested? Check it out: STATE AG FACTS
So, for fun, I present you with the SUPER BOWL XLVIAG. Because they are like the only people who still utilize Roman Numerals.
Location: Indiana (Indianapolis)
Top Ag Products: Corn, soybeans, popcorn, tomatoes, peppermint, spearmint, eggs, ducks, regular ice cream and fat free ice cream
Team # 1: Massachusetts (New England Patriots)
Top Ag Products: dairy products, eggs, flowers, ornamental shrubs, cranberries, sweet corn, apples and hay
Team #2: New Jersey (New York Giants)
Top Ag Products: blueberries, cranberries, peaches, horses, milk and fish
Enjoy the game tomorrow! While you are chowing down on some guacamole and chicken wings, take a minute to find out what major food products come from your home state. Which ones do you enjoy most often? Which ones can you not get locally?