Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 25, 2016

Shorts-Good Nutrition Mission

Making healthy dietary choices plays an important role in having a healthy life. The benefits of eating healthy include, but are not limited to weight loss and maintenance, being energetic and preventing disease.

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Choose a variety of foods and explore options you may not think would be good. Have an open mind and flexible ideas about what you will try and what your body needs.

Get plenty of vitamins and minerals by selecting a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. At least half your plate for each meal should be vegetables and fruits. In addition to the health benefits, presentation of food can make it more enjoyable so why not make it pretty?

Whole grains should be used whenever possible. Pick brown rice and whole wheat bread over their white versions.

Make the protein choices that are right for you, but make sure you get your proteins. Low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt, cheese, and lean meats, beans, nuts and seeds are all good sources of protein.

Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 18, 2016

Your Heart Needs Attention, Too.

A strong heart leads to better overall health and keeping it strong is one of the best things you can do for yourself. The number one cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Reduce your risk of this disease by paying attention to you heart.

Eat foods:

  • high in fiber such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains
  • eat seafood or shellfish to get the omega-3 fatty acids or take a supplement
  • low in saturated and trans fats
  • low in cholesteral
  • low in sodium
  • reduce added sugars

Exercise:

  • regularly
  • focus on aerobic activities such as cycling, brisk walking and swimming to strengthen you heart
  • if at risk or if you have health problems always consult your health care professional before beginning a workout routine

Regular checkup:

  • have regular heart related screenings including cholesterol and blood pressure checks
  • talk with your doctor about ways you can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • get chest pains checked out and know the other symptoms of heart disease

For more information about heart disease, click here.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 11, 2016

National Donate Life Month

April is, among other things, National Donate Life Month.

Organ and tissue donation is a very personal thing. Many do not see it as an option because of personal or religious beliefs and that’s great, but for those that do, recipients and their families are eternally grateful. For those that have not made the decision or taken the necessary steps to sign up as a donor, please look into it. Research it and see if it’s right for you. If you find that you can help, sign up to do so and make your wishes known to your loved ones and those that will be making decisions for you if you are no longer able to. If the time comes that a decision of this nature has to be made, it is important that your choice is known and that you have registered to be an organ and\or tissue donor.

 

 

 

Giving the gift of life is magical and such a selfless thing. THANK YOU!

Information courtesy of and for more information about becoming an organ donor, visit Donate Life.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 4, 2016

AgrAbility Harvest Newsletter-2016

The 2016 AgrAbility Harvest Newsletter is out. Billed as “An ingathering of helpful information on disability in agriculture,” the newsletter is a great resource for anyone in the agricultural field or with agricultural interests.

2016 AgrAbility Harvest Newsletter

The full newsletter can be accessed by clicking AgrAbility_Harvest_Newsletter_2016.

Be sure to look at the last page for upcoming events, conferences, expos and more!

To view online or to read previous newsletters, click here.

For more information about AgrAbility, visit the National AgrAbility Project.

 

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

 

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 23, 2016

Shorts…Caloric Intake Food Tips

Limit the intake of empty calories.

Empty Calories

A simple way to eat healthier is to make sure that the calories you ingest are not empty ones. Empty calories are obtained by eating things that have no nutrients. Solid fats and added sugars add a lot of calories but contain no other nutrients. Most processed food are much higher in empty calories than freshly prepared options. Cookies, cakes, donuts, soda, chips, candy and other such snack foods and drinks provide plenty of fat, added sugars and calories but very, very little in the way of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Snacks prepared

Instead of eating empty calories, eat fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, raw nuts, seeds, fish, poultry, and eggs. These more nutrient dense foods can make a big difference in how you feel, how you look, and how much energy you have. The micro-nutrients contained in these foods provide vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy lifestyle.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 16, 2016

Dr. Temple Grandin in Laramie, WY

Dr. Temple Grandin will speak at the University of Wyoming.

Photography Credit: Rosalie Winard

Photography Credit: Rosalie Winard

A designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, Dr. Grandin has designed facilities that are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Dr. Grandin will be discussing

  • Livestock Handling
  • Animal Welfare
  • Consumer Issues

The talk will take place at the UW Arts & Sciences Auditorum at 6:00 p.m. on March 23, 2016.

This event is open to the public and admission is free!

For more information about Dr. Grandin, visit her website.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 11, 2016

Daylight Savings Time

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Daylight Saving Time for the United States of America begins at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, March 13, 2016.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 8, 2016

International Agriculture Day-March 15, 2016

National AG Day 2016

March 15. 2016 is National Agriculture Day.

To learn more about  Ag Day 2016 , visit AgDay.org for more information.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 1, 2016

2016 AgrAbility National Training Workshop

2016 AgrAbility national Training Workshop

The 2016 AgrAbility National Training Workshop will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Join AgrAbility as they celebrate 25 years of AgrAbility on April 11-14, 2016.

Registration for this training is now open with early bird registration ending on March 11th. Registration closes on April 8th.

Visit here to register.

The opening keynote speaker will be Dr. Temple Grandin on Tuesday, April 12th.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear Amberley Snyder give the closing keynote address on April 13th.

To see the details, visit the 2016 AgrAbility National Training Workshop.

For more information about AgrAbility, visit National AgrAbility Project.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | February 23, 2016

Whole Farm Revenue Protection: Updated Insurance

Crop insurance sign up for most spring planted crops begins March 15, 2015. Starting with the 2016 insurance year, Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) has made some changes that are worth taking the time to review.

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Information obtained from RightRisk News.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

 

 

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