Knowledge Center Blog

Welcome to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Blog!  This blog is a combination of posts from industry experts, Knowledge Center staff and guest contributors covering all aspects of agriculture and life in the country.  We want you to participate in this blog, sharing your thoughts and comments about the topics posted here.

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Summer Cookouts and Food Safety

The heat is here in full force, and the 4th of July holiday will be here before you know it!  This time of year is perfect for cookouts and picnics with friends and family, but it also generally sees an increase in foodborne illnesses.  It doesn’t have to though! 
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National Corn on the Cob Day

It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!  Admittedly, with the weather that we have been having lately in quite a large section of Virginia and West Virginia hasn’t been extremely conducive to cooks outs...but corn on the cob is still a staple and symbol of summer for many people.
 
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April is...National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month…and the temperatures the past couple of days are finally starting to make it feel like it might be time to do some gardening! 
 
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National Canned Food Month

Did you know that February is National Canned Food Month?  Talk about good timing!  We all know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is an important part of a balanced, healthy diet, but access to some of your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables can be seriously limited this time of year, right?  Enter canned foods! 
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What's In Season When?

Although summer is coming to an end, there are still plenty of fruits and vegetables that are in season in the area.  Not sure what is in season locally?  Here is a great resource where you can look up your location, the time of year, or a specific type of produce to learn more about what is in season when.  Information available includes a brief description of the product, a picture, and the seasonality. 
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