Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11/25 JOHN BUDZYNSKI, USPS, KATIE OLTHOFF, HOW U.S. FARMERS HELP MAKE OUR THANKSGIVING MEALS POSSIBLE

JOHN BUDZYNSKI FROM USPS - TIPS & SOLUTIONS FOR MAKING THE HOLIDAY SHIPPING EXPERIENCE SIMPLE AND MORE EFFICIENT

Each year, despite all the tips for surviving the holiday season, most of us still find ourselves a bit overwhelmed with everything that has to get done. No matter how organized you are, there always ends up being one last thing on your list – whether that’s cookies to make, a gift to buy or a package to send.

John Budzynski (consumer advocate & manager at USPS) discusses tips and solutions for making the holiday shipping experience simple and more efficient. In short, John will provide a variety of tips for listeners to skate through the holidays!


KATIE OLTHOFF - FARM WOMEN TELL US HOW U.S. FARMERS HELP MAKE OUR THANKSGIVING MEALS POSSIBLE AND SHARE THEIR FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPES

While Americans are busy gobbling up 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, many don’t stop to think about where the food on their tables comes from.  For the average American, Thanksgiving probably includes traveling, relaxing, indulging, football watching and spending time with family.  However, for farm families, the day probably starts and ends with chores, with a little bit of turkey in between.

The ingredients we use in our meals come from family farmers throughout the nation.  These dedicated farm families make our safe, nutritious, not to mention, delicious Thanksgiving meals, and every other meal throughout the year, possible.

In the U.S., 93% of the 2.1 million farms are family owned and operated.  And while only 1% of Americans claim farming as their occupation, U.S. farming supports more than 24 million jobs.  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to hear from the farmers who make this meal possible.  Even though grain harvest is wrapping up throughout most of the country, that doesn’t mean the year’s work is done for farmers.

In this radio interview, American farm women will tell us why this Thanksgiving, as families gather to eat a wholesome meal, we should be thankful for a safe and healthy food supply from family farmers.  They’ll also share what the holiday is like on their farms, as well as some of their favorite dishes from their own Thanksgiving family traditions.

KATIE OLTHOFF is a wife, mom and turkey farmer.  Together with her husband and two boys, they raise three flocks of turkeys, all at different stages, at one time.  She is passionate about sharing the true story of agriculture and helping people understand where their food really comes from.

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