15 Facts about Peaches

Peaches are a summertime favorite throughout the nation. The fuzzy fruit is a great source of vitamin C, A, low in calories, and free of cholesterol, sodium and fat. There are two basic types of peaches: freestone and clingstone. The clingstone peach is more suitable for processing because the flesh clings to the stone of […]

13 Sweet Honey Facts

What summer treat is sweet and yummy? Honey! It’s not only sweet, but it’s good for you too! The sweet bee nectar has every nutrient to keep a person alive – it has enough water, vitamins, and minerals. It also doesn’t spoil, so you can keep it for as long as you want. But there’s […]

13 Fun Melon Facts

It’s probably not surprising that watermelons are 92% water. But did you know that there are more than 1,200 varieties of melon? These varieties can be sorted into just four categories: seeded, seedless, icebox, and yellow/orange. No matter the melon, it is still a tasty summer treat. There are many ways to enjoy melons; they […]

20 Interesting Wheat Facts

Behind corn and soybeans, wheat ranks third in planted acreage among U.S. field crops. Wheat is one of the most important crops because it has thousands of varieties. Common wheat is used to make bread, durum wheat is used to make pasta, and club wheat is used for cakes, cookies, crackers, and flours. The crop […]

10 Connecticut AgFacts

When you think about agriculture, you might not think about Connecticut. But with more than 400,000 acres of farmland, the state makes a big contribution to the agriculture industry. The farms of Connecticut grow and harvest a variety of crops and contribute to dairy. Here are 10 agriculture facts about Connecticut! Want more Agriculture Facts? Click […]

15 Ag Facts about Spinach

Spinach is a cool weather, hardy crop that is commonly used in salads, soups, pasta dishes, and so much more. The ideal temperature for the plant is 55°F to 60°F and the plant can withstand temperatures as low as 15°F to 20°F. Spinach is a very nutritious food that is a good source of vitamin […]

9 Agriculture Facts about Indiana

Indiana, also known as the Hoosier State, is the 10th largest farming state in the United States. In 2017, farmers planted 936,000 acres of cover crops which is the third highest in the nation. Indiana agriculture isn’t only corn and soybean fields, the state is ranked nationally in swine, poultry, and fruits and vegetable production. If […]

15 Facts about Cashews

The cashew is a boxing glove shape nut that grows at the end of the cashew apple. Unlike other nuts, cashews don’t grow within the fruit, it grows on the outside and hangs from the bottom of the apple. The cashew apple is a fruit from the cashew tree which is native to northeastern Brazil. […]

11 Fun Facts About Pears

Pears are a refreshing summertime fruit but can often be overlooked. With summer right around the corner, what better time to learn about this refreshing fruit? Here are some pear facts to satisfy your hunger. While pears were first found in China, they are native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Today, the fruit is […]

20 Cucumber Facts

Whether you’re eating it as a pickle, on top of a salad, or just on its own, cucumbers are always a crowd favorite. Cucumbers are 96% water; however, still are a great source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Here are 20 more agriculture fun facts you […]