Have a Safe Halloween

Take some precautions today as you hand out treats or take your youngsters around the neighborhood. It’s all about going a little slower and being more aware of your surroundings. Check out this video as a friendly reminder and have a safe time. Adults Please drive slower, especially in your neighborhood Check your children’s candy

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Hurricane Sandy leaves its mark

Check out these news stories regarding Hurricane Sandy. Much work will need to occur to restore this area. Obviously, the health and safety of people are the highest priority in any type of disaster and steps were taken to communicate the potential power of this storm. Check out these stories. Check out this news story

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Peanut Harvest 2012

I came across this article, “Peanut farmers’ big year could drop prices”. The article suggests that prices on peanut products like peanut butter will be coming down in price because of the high supply. U.S. farmers are expected to produce more than 3 million tons of peanuts in 2012, according to figures released Oct. 11

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Science and Slime

It is that time of the year when science and chemistry classes around the country are creating slime for the Halloween season. This is a great activity to show how molecules come together and give kids an appreciation for science. Check out this video! photo credit: jurvetson via photopin cc

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Germs in the waiting room

Check out this story which looks at germs in waiting rooms.  It is a very good reminder how germs can take hold and be spread, especially in high-traffic area and places. For me, it was a good reminder to constantly wash my hands and carry some hand sanitizer with me. photo credit: jakebwotha via photopin

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Safe Food Preparation

This video gives some straight-forward principles to help you be safe with respect to food preparation and being safe. Bacteria growth should be a concern of all people who deal with food preparation. Check out this video for some simple techniques to reduce the threat of bacteria with respect to food preparation. The presentation summarizes

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Some “Wow” Restaurants

Check out this video of some great restaurants in Newport Beach, California. I think it is cool how each one of these examples has a real focus toward a healthy lifestyle. The terms like “natural” and organic are over-used. In this story, each restaurant emphasizes the really great qualities of food and the whole experience.

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Harvesting Hops – See Process In Action

Hops are the main ingredient in beer. Most people are aware of this, but do you know that hops grow on vines and cable wire. During harvest the whole vine is harvested. Check out this video and see how hops are harvested and processed to send out to breweries for beer production. Next, check out

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Trees, Leaves and Fall Fertilizer Application

I came  across this video this week, “Fall Fertilizer Applications and Leaf Cover”  – It really gives some good tips for making the most of your fall fertilizer application.  Below are a few of the highlights from the video. It is a short, to-the-point video. If you have trees and you battle leaves each fall,

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Soil Testing -Quality Analysis and Efficient Turnaround Time

This time of year is a busy one at Midwest Laboratories. We know a lot of decisions will be made based on the results of soil analysis.  Because of this, we have taken steps over the last five years to insure that we can meet client needs from an analysis and turnaround standpoint. Analysis (Soil

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