Keep safety in mind when packing lunches

Keep safety in mind when packing lunches

Question: When my children don’t like what’s offered for school lunch, I pack a sandwich and they carry it in a brown paper bag. My kids s...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Look out for resistant weeds

Look out for resistant weeds

This is a great time of year to scout soybean fields to see which weeds broke through your herbicide program and consider what changes need to be made...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: My favorite word is hausaufgaben!

The foreign word in the headline is German for “homework,” and I regularly terrorized my students with the entire phrase. Truthfully, howe...

September 11th, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: Well, that’s my voice

How I wish George Garrett’s words “as soft and murmurous as wings” were describing my voice … to have my tone considered ̶...

September 5th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Not the triumph but the struggle

I thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics this year. Earlier in the summer I read so much about Zika, polluted water, street crime, venue readiness, and dopin...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Delving deep into homemade nut butter

Delving deep into homemade nut butter

Question: I occasionally like to make my own nut butter by grinding nuts in a food processor and adding some coconut oil until it becomes creamy. But ...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: It’s the first day of school for everyone

For sixty some years of my life, the best day of any year was the first day of school. I enjoyed holidays, but the annual highlight was always the day...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Question: My son, who is 11, says that since butter is made from milk, it should be counted as a dairy food. I know that it’s not dairy, but can...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Higher premiums likely coming

An Indiana couple who wrote to me a few weeks ago has experienced the ups and downs of Obamacare, and they wanted me to know about one downside they n...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Turn tables on food ads: Make veggies fun

Turn tables on food ads: Make veggies fun

Question: We tend to eat a lot of vegetables and fruit at home, not only during meals but for snacks too. But our daughter seems to be getting less in...

August 17th, 2016 |