BBQ Agriculture Style | Video| 7/18/2012
Meat and animal scientists from North Dakota State University`s Animal Science Department and Extension Service are educating consumers and farmers tonight about the importance of agriculture in North Dakota.
BBQ Boot Camp will feature four stations where people can learn about: slow cooking and smoking products, grilling and food safety, spices, rubs, and marinates, and the degrees of doneness when grilling.
But, as NDSU Animal Science Assistant Professor Dr. David Newman explained, there`s an important message program organizers hope people walk away with.
"Food is agriculture. Agriculture is food, so we need to make sure that we`re doing a great job educating youth, educating young adults, educating older adults. People involved inside and outside of agriculture that understanding food policy. Understanding that meat, milk, and eggs do not come from the grocery store, but they come from the farm, they come from an agriculture background. That is very critical not only for their survival, but for our future."
Two hundred people are expected at tonight`s event. NDSU travels around the state throughout the summer months educating people about agriculture.