Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Farm Vet Liebster Award!

We are one of the recipients of a "Liebster Award," given to us by our friends over at Crazy Moos. They do a great job explaining what they do on their modern dairy farm through blogging. Stephen and his family run a first-class operation at the dairy farm and it is fantastic that they are also taking the time to help consumers understand how and why the dairy is as it is today. Head on over to their blog and check it out!

The Liebster Award Rules

So you might be wondering, what exactly is a liebster award. Well, it’s really just a great way to recognize some fellow bloggers that you enjoy reading, and share these blogs with your readers.
The rules are – You thank the person who gave you the award, and post a link back to their blog. Then you choose five blogs that you want to recognize for the liebster award. Link to them, and let them know that you gave them the award.

The Farm Vet 2012 Leibster Awards go to (in no particular order):

Agriculture Proud
I think many of you will enjoy the flare of Ag Proud's content and the writing of Ryan Goodman. Ryan is a wonderful advocate of modern agriculture, and all of it's diverse forms.

Sweet Nectar Society
This beautiful organization was founded by a good friend of ours and what a blessing it is to so many children already! Brittany has done a great job getting Sweet Nectar Society off the ground and we enjoy watching it blossom, and we think you will too!

Seamlessly Savvy
Calling all bargain hunters - check out this blog! They don't miss a beat when it comes to finding the steals and deals. Janessa and Nichole know how to help you out one savings at a time. 

Life on a Real California Dairy Farm
This family blog features an adorable young family on their dairy farm in California. It is full of fun and adventure with the two boys keeping their mom and dad on their toes, along with helping out on the family farm. 

Wife of a Dairyman
Nancy is wonderful at blogging about her adventures and life raising a family and living on a California dairy farm. Her content is fun and informative!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Face of the Farmer: The Almond Farmer

Did you know California is the only place in North America where almonds are grown commercially and California Almonds are shipped to more than 90 markets worldwide (source: Almond Board)? I didn't and I've lived in California most of my life! Pretty amazing, isn't it?
 The Pitigliano family has been farming in central California for four generations, and are raising the fifth. They grow almonds, muscat grapes, pistachios, corn for grain, and black eyed peas. Dominic's great-grandfather started farming potatoes, cotton, grain, and avocados many years ago in a small town called Strathmore. Dominic now works with his parents and two brothers in the family business.
  His wife, Amie, has quite the family history in farming as well! She is the fifth generation in a farming family and her family is known for being some of the "pioneers" of farming in the Central San Joaquin Valley.
 So, needless to say, farming will be in baby Giada's blood. :)
Dominic and his family are involved in some exciting things with almonds, involving hulling and exporting to China!