A Little, Delightful Taste of Iowa
October 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
Guess what. You can learn a LOT! I learned so much in fact, that I will need to do a few posts to pass on all of the great information I am still absorbing. I learned about corn and it’s role in the whole farming cycle. I learned about beef (mmmmmm beeeeeeef), about soy and about pork (mmmmmmm porrrrk! BACON!) I even got to visit Meredith Corp. You know them. Home of Better Homes and Gardens? Yeah THAT!
For today I am going to fill your brain with images of my Iowa (yes, it’s mine now because I love it). What I have taken away from this trip is that Iowa is family. The “big corporate” farms for the most part, are just mom and pops that have built and expanded and have had their farm for many generations. Their need for a corporation is strictly for business purposes, to keep their business afloat, thriving. They are all connected somehow. Farmers of corn and soy, cattlemen, pig farmers, even race car drivers. Yup. Race car drivers.
Shari of Tickled Red
Lisa of Snappy Gourmet
Tina of My Life as a Mrs.
Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil
Rebecca of Foodie with Family
Janelle of Talk of Tomatoes
Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Julie of Table for Two
Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Be good sweet readers. But not too good. That’s boring ;)
Disclaimer: The Iowa Corn Association payed for my traveling expenses as well as hosted me while in Iowa. I was in no way compensated for writing this post. Thoughts, ideas and photos are all mine.