Peterson Farm Bros

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As you may have seen around the building last week, The Peterson Farm Bros were here at Platteville to help kick off Homecoming. Greg was the only Farm Bro that was at Platteville, since the others are in school still. Greg gives about 90 presentations a year, following their viral hits on YouTube! Check some of them out here! You may have heard their first song I’m Farming and I Grow It, but they have so many others!

YouTube is not the only thing these awesome guys do though. They have always been passionate about educating the world about farming practices. Greg talked about their success with YouTube, but he also talked about all of the nasty comments they got on their videos from people who knew nothing about the way that farms actually worked. He and his family have made it a point to be open with the things they do by writing blogs, making videos, and giving talks and tours of their farm about the way that farming technologies work.

A big take away from the talk was that people should talk about their stories with farming. People can watch all the videos that they want, but human connection really makes people understand things better. Talking with the people in the industry is one of the best way for the public to be educated. So if you are from a farm, work on your grandparent’s farm every summer, or are majoring in agriculture, share your story! You can make a difference just like The Peterson Farm Bros do.

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FFA vs. 4H

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First floor’s theme is 4H and FFA, so Jason and I put together a comparisons board. I knew there were a lot of things that 4H and FFA shared, but I was pretty unsure of the differences. I hope you find this board as helpful as I did! Don’t forget to leave a note about your experience in the organizations so we can make some connections around the floor!

Head, Hands, Heart, Health

Southwest Hall’s opening theme this year is the State Fair! My board is about 4H. They are very active in county and state fairs. If you’ve ever been to the fair, I’m sure you have admired their clothing, photography, and animal–along with many more of their projects. I hope you enjoy reading about 4H! For more information on what you can do for 4H now, visit your extension office’s website. Wisconsin Extension

Consent is Mandatory

April is sexual assault awareness month so I have made a bulletin board in our hallway about consent and how the lines of consent can be blurred with alcohol or other drugs. Always be sure to gain and confirm consent with your partner before engaging in any sexual activity.

Video of the Week

I hope you all have gotten a chance to see the page on our web page titled “Featured Video”. This week, we are featuring a video about Korean Barbecue from Buzzfeed. If you want to see the video and the rest of the videos from the rest of the semester, go to the page titled “Featured Video”. I hope you learn something about the world.

Safety Tip Door Decs

Hey friends, I hope you all enjoy your new door decs that have a list of safety tips for Spring Break. I hope you all have a fun and safe spring break. Fell free to take the door decs with you wherever you go so you can use it as a reminder of the tips.