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Wow your Special Someone with a steak dinner this Valetines Day! Perfect your steak with Gordon Ramsay's   "Ultimate Cookery Course" .   Watch the video and see how easy it is to prepare a delicious, restaurant worthy steak at home!

If a steak isn't top on the list and you are looking for some options - here are 4 Romantic Valentines Day Menus to Cook at Home with Bon Appetit!  There are options for pasta, surf and turf, salads, desserts and more...

Get creative, get sizzling, and share your love of good food with your love!

American Grassfed Association Announces the Appointment of Greg Gunthorp to the AGA Board.
" We are pleased to add Greg to our board of outstanding pasture based  Producers, Educators, and Researchers," said Will Harris, President of AGA .

Greg  owns and operates, along with his wife and three kids, a pasture based livestock operation in North East Indiana.  Greg's family has raised pigs on pasture for at least four generations.   They have one of the largest pastured poultry operations in the country.  Their operation includes an on-farm full USDA inspected slaughter and processing plant performing slaughter, processing, curing/smoking, rendering, and ready to eat.   

They supply antibiotic free pork, chicken, duck and turkey to some of the best restaurants in Chicago, Indianapolis, and surrounding region.  Greg has been very active in the Sustainable Agriculture movement in the United States.  He has spoken on pasture pig production as well as how to  operate a very small processing plant and ecological waste treatment at most of the major small farm and sustainable ag conferences across the country.  Their operation has hosted visitors from all over the world. He is a past board member of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association.  He served on Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman's Small Farm Commission as well as serving on a small farm advisory panel to President Clinton and currently serves on the Pew/Meridian Meat and Poultry Inspection Dialogue.  

 "Greg, as a pork and poultry producer, will add great expertise and experience to both the certification committee and our assistance with the roll out of the pastured pork standards, " according to AGA President Harris.  
"I am honored to have Greg join the board," added Executive Director Carrie Balkcom. "His experience as a multi species farmer, along with his knowledge and education in pastured based pork and poultry production, as well as his degree in Ag economics from Perdue University will benefit the organization.

American Grassfed Association was formed in 2003 to represent American Family Grassfed and pasture based  producers of all species

Contact information for Greg  for follow up interviews can be found on the American Grassfed website.

Who: Spencer Smith with White Oak Pastures and Savory Institute

What: Build Soil, Build Wealth Event - A Holistic Management Workshop

Where: White Oak Pastures Admin Offices - 111 South Broad St  Bluffton, GA

When: April 22-25, 2018

How Much: One-day Pass - $100; Four-Day Pass - $600

Space is limited so Sign up online TODAY!

AGA Certified Dairy NOW IN STORES!

Kalona Supernatural has released their first AGA certified dairy products in stores!  They are offering Organic,  100% Grass-fed Cultured Whole Milk Kefir in both plain and Vanilla!  

You can find Kalona Supernatural products in Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and National Co-Op Grocers. 

Look for them in stores and look for AGA label on the package!  

Learn more about Kalona HERE.  

AGA and a wonderful group of producers sponsored this year's Shiftcon conference - a social media and influencer driven conference that inspires green, clean living and positive change.

AGA Executive Director Carrie Balkcom and AGA certified producer Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Farms and author of Dawn Again sat on two panels this year.  They discussed the importance of Country of origin labeling, true grassfed products, supporting local farmers, and knowing where your food comes from.  

We also had AGA supporting member Sean Lenihan, founder of The Honest Bison join the panel to discuss the astounding fact that most bison are not grassfed!  Most re raised in feedlots! Once again showing that you must always do your research when purchasing products and supporting food systems.  Sean also generously provided 100% grassfed bison kabobs as a featured item for the VIP dinner.  Thank you Sean!

We also had the pleasure to discuss soil health and the need for regenerative farming - the need to get the animals back on the land and let them eat grass!  In order to save the planet we must let the animals be a crucial part of our ecosystem and we must let them be on the land grazing.  Healthy soil, healthy land, and healthy animals means healthy food products, healthy people, and a healthy earth. We were joined by Silvia Abel-Caines of Food Tank and Organic Valley!

Special thank you to our generous and well applauded food donors this year!

Will Harris - White Oak Pastures

Sean Lenihan - The Honest Bison

Carrie Richards - Richards Grassfed Beef

Jonathan Berger - Green Vista Farm

For exhibitor or sponsor opportunities, contact us at aga@americangrassfed.


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