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Wisconsin Agriculture Jobs

August 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

In 34 Wisconsin counties, agriculture supports more than 14.2% of all jobs in the county. Approximately 1 in 10 jobs in Wisconsin are related to agriculture. Download Agriculture in the Classroom Kids Stats Download Agriculture Remains a Stable Force and Contributor to WI Jobs

Complex Carbs

August 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Wisconsin potatoes have complex carbohydrates that satisfy your body’s energy needs. No fat, no sodium, no gluten, no cholesterol, no kidding! Peel Back the Truth: Potato Nutrition Facts Athletic Performance and Carbohydrates Carbohydrate Basics Starch Sources

Family-owned

August 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Over 99% of farms in Wisconsin are family owned. Today’s American farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. http://www.farmersfeedus.org/fun-farm-facts/ A look at Wisconsin Agriculture

Stewards

July 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Wisconsin farmers are stewards of more than nine million acres of cropland. They strive to provide families with clean air, clean water, and healthy soil through their conservation practices. http://datcp.wi.gov/uploads/Farms/pdf/2013NutrientMgmtNews.pdf http://wisconsinfarmers.org/vegetable-growers-want-to-protect-ecosystem/ http://wisconsinfarmers.org/responsibility/  

Potassium and Potatoes

July 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

One medium potato with skin provides 18% of the recommended daily value of potassium. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure and is essential in response of nerves to stimulation and muscle contraction. Learn more: http://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/nutritional-facts/ http://www.potatogoodness.com/news/research-shows-potatoes-are-one-of-the-best-nutritional-values-per-penny/ http://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/ http://www.potatogoodness.com/whats-new-for-nutritional-professionals/potatoes-the-largest-and-most-affordable-source-of-potassium-of-any-vegetable-or-fruit/

Top Producer

July 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Wisconsin is one of the top potato-producing states in the nation. Potatoes provide the most nutrients per penny of any vegetable. Learn more: Wisconsin Farm Facts

It’s Planting Season

July 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Wisconsin farmers are planting. That means $6.4 billion planted right into our economy. Now that brings a whole new meaning to growing season and almost 35,000 jobs across the state. Related link: http://vegetables.wisc.edu/

First in Space

June 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Well, it just goes to show to show you – Wisconsin potatoes are truly out of this world. Potatoes were the first vegetable to be grown in space. UW-Madison and NASA created technology to feed astronauts on long voyages in 1995. Related links: http://www.potatogoodness.com/all-about-potatoes/potato-fun-facts-history/ http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/everydaylife/spacespuds.html

Potatoes and Iron

June 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

It’s an iron-clad fact – get your Iron from your Wisconsin Potato. One medium potato provides 6% of the recommended daily value of iron. Iron carries oxygen through the body and is essential for neural development and overall cell function. Related links: http://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/nutritional-facts/

Potatoes and Vitamin B6

June 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Looking for some vitamin B6? Look no further than your healthy, always delicious, Wisconsin Potato. One medium potato provides 10% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B6. B6 is responsible for maintaining a healthy metabolism, protection from disease and sustaining energy levels. Related links:…

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