Real-world math: a bit of trig and hay for the horses: Learning by doing…it's a combination of common core math and ag classes.
Reporting on quacks and pseudoscience: This is a great discussion in the L.A. Times about what happens when the press covers pseudoscience purveyors like, say, Dr. Oz and Vani Hari (the Food Babe): "The woods are full of charlatans just waiting for a chance to loose their fear-mongering theories upon a willing public, and the press shouldn't be providing them with a springboard." Quacks and charlatans are everywhere; the question is, how much attention do we give them?
HSUS misleads Congress again: Watch HSUS head Wayne Pacelle squirm as Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhoff questions him about HSUS funds and animals shelters, in a U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works subcommittee hearing. It's worth the seven minutes. Watchdog group Humane Watch, breaks down some of his statements, too.
Chesapeake Bay water clean-up regs would 'flood' Midwest farms: This is part one of a three-part story written by our American Agriculturalist editor John Vogel, who traveled to the Chesapeake Bay with the Illinois Soybean Association. Good information and perspective here.
I can't believe it's nut cheese: A great common-sense blog post from Bovidiva blogger Jude Capper, looking at why we call some products milk when they never came from a cow.