Posted March 26, 2015
Bake and Take Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in March. Help celebrate this year on March 28, 2015, by preparing gifts of freshly baked wheat foods with family, friends, neighbors and community members. Enjoy this parody of “If You Give a Mouse A Cookie” to commemorate all the hard work that goes into those shared tasty baked goods.
Before you give a mouse a loaf of bread, you will have to bake it first. So you will need a recipe like one of these from the National Festival of Breads!
But, you cannot bake bread without flour. So, you will probably need to run to the store. Look for King Arthur Flour, sponsor of the National Festival of Breads.here in Kansas.
But, the elevator cannot provide the miller with that grain until local farmers deliver their wheat. That means they have to wait until farmers are ready to sell – the timing or price needs to be just right.
Before the farmers can deliver grain to the elevator, they will have to harvest it. Follow along with the Kansas wheat harvest every year with All Aboard Harvest.manage their fields all year long to provide vital soil nutrients and monitor diseases. Of course, Mother Nature will have to provide enough moisture and the right temperatures at just the right time. You can follow along with crop conditions reported by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. end use quality. Find out which varieties Kansas farmers planted last year here. near-infrared light, utilizing high throughput phenotyping and building a genomic selection model. heat tolerance, virus resistance, maybe even celiac disease – and the best loaf of bread of course! Kansas Wheat Alliance and the Kansas Crop Improvement Association.
Thanks to all of that hard work, you can give that mouse a loaf of bread. Maybe he will even share.
by Julia Debes