Show 707 – Carl Lucas

Farming can be dangerous. Every day, farmers work around powerful machinery. And when you’re doing a typical farm task, it can be easy to let your guard down for just a moment. That’s all it took for Carl Lucas’s life to change. Doctors didn’t expect the Marion County farmer to recover from injuries he sustained in a farm accident on November 26, 2019.

Pay it forward — it’s a popular sentiment, whether it’s helping someone in your career field or simply paying for the person in line behind you at the fast food drive-thru. It’s also the philosophy behind the Flock Starter Program. It’s a project of the Alabama Farmers Federation Sheep and Goat Committee, and it encourages young sheep farmers to pay it forward by donating lambs to peers who aspire to one day have their own flocks.

Young people studying agriculture at Auburn University are doing what they can to put fresh, nutritious food into the stomachs of their fellow Tigers. The project not only benefits the hungry students but is a learning experience for the folks operating the university’s Aquaponics system. Kevin Worthington shares a tour of the facility, and the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Hunter McBrayer, who also serves as Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association executive director, discusses more details about aquaponics.

Getting a tasty, nutritious breakfast on the table doesn’t have to take all morning. Stacey Little of Southern Bite shows you how with this super simple, super delicious recipe for Quick Quiche. Thanks to Alabama Poultry & Egg Association for helping us bring this recipe to you!

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