I don’t think ConAgra Foods intended any irony in its message on boxes of Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix. With photos of a dairy cow, a bottle of milk and a smiling farmer, the package states: “Al Shepley is on mission to make sure people know what’s in Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa… ‘When they open […]
Monthly archives for January, 2015
CEDAR RAPIDS – When the Indian Creek Nature Center’s new building opens in 2016, it will possess something very few facilities in the United States can boast: a completely self-sufficient energy source. The Nature Center and Alliant Energy announced a long-term partnership today to support renewable energy education and usage as part of the center’s […]
As Iowa heads into the deep freeze of January, it’s the perfect time to think spring and one of my favorite ways to plan for spring planting is the annual Winter Gardening Fair, sponsored by the ISU Extension Linn County Master Gardeners. Registration opens today, Monday, Jan. 5, for the 2015 fair, held at Kirkwood […]
With a name like “Prince Farming,” expect seed corn caps, twangin’ music, rides on tractors that most farmers no longer use and images of row upon row of corn when Iowan Chris Soules begins his turn as “The Bachelor.” Season 19 of the “reality” dating show begins Monday, Jan. 5 on ABC. If you haven’t […]
A new group in Cedar Rapids has formed to educate the public about genetically modified organisms. GMO Awareness of Cedar Rapids began meeting in November and is already hosting its first big event: a free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Genetic Roulette,” on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.