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Roots: Was One of Our Ancestors Part of the Famous Lipizzan Rescue During WWII? July 31, 2013

By Pennee Murphree, Retired Arizona farmer and Genealogist     Waldo Ward Fincham, born in Iowa in 1913, was a gunner in Patton’s 2nd Cavalry in World War II. After the war he gave a snaffle bit to my cousin, Jennifer Bell. He told Jennifer that he got the snaffle bit when the Army rescued [...]

Roots: One Ancestor Opened his home to “Toilworn” Messengers July 29, 2013

By Pennee Murphree, Retired Arizona farmer and Genealogist   I recently added Grandpa Ross’ brother’s obituary to my family tree. A brother to my 3rd great grandfather James Ross, William, he was a generous man. I love reading these old obits. Somehow, besides telling us our families’ history and getting us correct birth and death [...]

Beyond Big Ag Numbers: Telling Our Arizona Agriculture Story July 26, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau This article is reprinted with permission. It originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of Arizona Agriculture. In 2009, Arizona Farm Bureau launched a campaign called “Reach a Million.” We wanted to reach a million Arizonans with the Arizona agriculture story. In its first year, we met and exceeded [...]

Arizona Ag Member: Help the Voice of Ag Be Your Voice July 24, 2013

By Paul Brierley, Guest Blogger and Director of Organization for Arizona Farm Bureau This article is reprinted with permission by Arizona Farm Bureau. It originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of Arizona Agriculture. Participate in your county’s Policy Development and Annual Meetings Arizona Farm Bureau is almost 100 years old, and a lot has [...]

Latest Conversation Series Features a Soldier in the War on Hunger July 22, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau As you know, as Arizona Farm Bureau’s Communication Education and Marketing Director, this year in monthly Arizona Agriculture I’ve been having ongoing conversations with various stakeholders in the food chain. Every one of the conversation has been an enlightening experience. My July issue “Conversation” was with Mike Ivers, CEO [...]

Did You Hear, We Need Big Ag! July 10, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau If you know me, you know I often say, “We need all agriculture. We need small, medium and large farms and ranches. We need organic and conventional methods of farming, we need it all!” And, if you hang out with me you might think I sound like a broken [...]

“Conversation” Series Interviews an Arizona Chicken Farmer this Time July 8, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau As I continue the “Conversation” series for Arizona Farm Bureau’s Arizona Agriculture, I find myself engaged in a real learning process. In fact, it is said that the best way to learn about something is to write about it. I’ve learned more about agriculture and certainly Arizona agriculture in the [...]

Your Food Dollar and the Farmer’s Cut July 5, 2013

  By Kevin Rogers, Arizona Farm Bureau President My wife, Janel, does the grocery shopping for our family of five. She’s asking why her food budget dollars don’t go as far as they did in the past. The Arizona Farm Bureau does a food market basket survey every quarter. Our survey of different grocery stores [...]

What’s New at azfb.org? July 3, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau In case you haven’t already noticed, Arizona Farm Bureau has a new look and feel to its website, www.azfb.org. But more than that, our hub for online communication via azfb.org has more functionality.   If you’re a frequent visitor of azfb.org, you’ve already noticed that we’ve updated our site [...]

Food for Thought July 1, 2013

Guest Blogger,  Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau     Have you heard the phrase, healthy eating equals healthy living?  Americans and certainly our Arizona families today need to make healthier food choices. “Good nutrition can help lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis,” said Dr. Glenna McCollum-Cloud, registered dietitian.  [...]