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Dispatches From the Sweet Life- very Inspiring New Book

Way more than a Farm Life or ALT Life book. You’ll hear about the upside and the tough times too!

Talks about Choosing Your Good life, not always pushing for more & the struggle: “Dispatches from the Sweet Life— One family, Five acres and Community’s Quest…”

It’s  a thought provoking read, from an author that knows about the rat race and downsizing. This book has an optimistic view, struggles and resilience that leaves you hopeful!!

author William Powers. #Greeneroo

Love Food? Learn More at FBS

The Food Business School has many Luminaries in the food business, passionate people that love food, grow food, distribute food.  There are many seminars, calls, and classes available.

FBS Seminars

Course Offerings

Eat.Think.Design, Online, September 12 – October 14

Mission-Driven: Developing A Values-Based Food Brand, Online, September 12 – October 14

Essentials of Nutrition & Sustainability for Food Innovators, Online, October 3 – November 4

Tech, Trends, & Policies Transforming the Food System, Online, October 3 – November 4

Building Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future, Online, October 3 – November 4

Food Venture Formation & Financing, Online, October 3 – November 4

Click here to learn more about online courses and register early for special pricing!

Class Listing:    reThink Food this November

reThink Food, a collaboration between The Culinary Institute of America and MIT Media Lab, brings together thought leaders and innovators. FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig joins the conversation on Friday, November 4 during a CEO RoundTable on “Keeping Up with the Pace of Food Innovation: Innovator’s Dilemma“. The conference will be held on November 4-6 at the CIA’s Greystone campus in St. Helena, CA. Register today.

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FARM KINGS – 3rd Season – Dec 19, Stay Tuned

Great American Country Renews Hit Original Series ‘Farm Kings’ For Third Season

Season Three Premieres Thursday, December 19 at 9pm ET/8pm CT on Great American Country

NASHVILLE, TENN. [December 12, 2013]  Great American Country has renewed its original television series Farm Kings for a third season, the network announced today. A strong ratings performer that year-to-date has registered nearly 13 million primetime viewers according to Nielsen, Farm Kings celebrates family, food and home while chronicling the hard-working lives of a real, authentic, American farm family near Pittsburgh, PA: the Kings of Freedom Farms, a big, broad-shouldered group of nine brothers, one sister and a dynamic mother. Season three launches onThursday, December 19 at 9pm ET/8c on Great American Country.

It’s been a long time since Farming was on Primetime. In the SF Bay Area, we are going to Farmer’s Markets and learning about Organic Gardening. This is a eye-opener and a great family show. If you can’t manage 200 acres, watch the show – you’ll see the King family in action!

Farm Kings has steadily grown its fan base and viewership over the first two seasons,” said Sarah Trahern, senior vice president and general manager of Great American Country. “Viewers genuinely relate to this family’s honest hard work and dedication to the farm and each other.”

For the King family, the goal is simple – to make farming cool again. With that in mind, cameras follow the Kings into their fields, their homes and their various business units – including retail markets where they sell their wares and a bakery – to showcase the grueling, 24/7 work schedule of this American family out to support themselves and each other off the land and the sweat of their own brow. But hard work alone doesn’t pay the bills, as Mother Nature always has the final say.

Following a second season of both trials and triumphs – including the creation of a 2014 calendar starring the shirtless King brothers revealing their hard-earned, chiseled physiques, and the failed effort to acquire their father’s farmland when they couldn’t meet the asking price – season three kicks off with some exciting developments both on and off the farm. With the summer growing season winding down, the brothers tackle the long hours of harvest season. Plus, wedding bells are chiming for one King family member, Lisa’s baking skills are challenged in a blind taste test in a pie bake-off, Pete hosts a wood-carving contest, and some of the boys get rough and rowdy at the demolition derby. Add in increased attention on their community-supported agriculture (CSA) program and new efforts to improve the bakery and farmers’ markets businesses, and there’s no slowing down for the King family in season three!

 

About Great American Country

From Main Street USA to the biggest coastal cities and everywhere in between, Great American Country celebrates the best of American living with original lifestyle entertainment spanning themes of home, family, food, travel and music. Great American Country honors America with series profiling families, exploring top U.S. destinations, and highlighting country music’s biggest stars and events. See America as never before with Great American Country, available in more than 63 million households and online at http://GACTV.com.

Great American Country is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTVDIY NetworkFood NetworkCooking Channel andTravel Channel. Scripps Networks Interactive is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville.