This Day in Ag
- Dec. 1
- Imagine this... Story Writing Contest
- Announcement of regional winners.
- Dec. 1
- Basketball created, 1891
- James Naismith, a P.E. teacher at the YMCA training school in Springfield, MA, developed an indoor sport that could be played during the winter months. Using peach baskets as hoops and soccer balls to throw, he started a whole new phenomenon. Leather used for today's basketballs comes from agriculture!
- Dec. 1-8
- Recipe Greetings for the Holidays
- Send recipes as greetings this week! This is a great way to share your favorite recipe.
- Dec. 4
- National Grange Founding, 1786
- The National Grange was the first organized agricultural movement in the United States.
- Dec. 7-11
- CFBF Annual Meeting
- Monterey, CA
- Dec. 8
- Eli Whitney's Birthday
- Eli Whitney's creation of cotton gin, which mechanically separates the seed from the lint fiber.
- Dec. 9
- Clarence Birdseye's Birthday, 1886
- American industrialist who developed a way of deep-freezing foods. He was marketing frozen fish by 1925 and was one of the founders of General Foods Corporation.
- Dec. 12
- Poinsettia Day
- A day to enjoy poinsettias and to honor Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the U.S. to the Central American plant named for him. The poinsettia has become a favorite Christmas season plant.
- Dec. 14
- National Day of the Horse
- The horse is a living link to the heritage and history of our nation, and represents a common bond among all peoples who led the way in building our country.
- Dec. 21
- First Day of Winter
- Dec. 27
- Louis Pasteur's Birthday, 1822
- Pasteur's principle of sterilization pasteurization changed the dairy industry forever