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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Educating for ag
Jay County High School agriculture teachers Brittany Kloer and Seth Swallow were among the speakers at the National Association of Agricultural Educators convention Nov. 29 through?Dec. 3 in Las Vegas. They presented the workshop “Stop Being a Helicopter FFA Advisor and empower FFA members through a Google Tech POA!” Their focus was on suggesting ways that agriculture teachers can help make students more independent. (Photo provided)
  • Demand is hop-ping
    A decade ago, there were around 15 to 20 craft breweries in Ohio.
  • The Indiana Department of Agriculture recently released a strategic plan that could have a major impact on promoting the state’s 57,500 farming operations. 
  • FFA members from Jay County and South Adams schools will take part in competitions and be recognized for accomplishments next week at the FFA state convention.
  • Next week is all about ag.
  • JCHS graduate restarts program
    Blackford County Schools have an agriculture program for the first time since the 1980s. And a Jay County High School graduate is heading the new program.
  • A couple of agriculture-related events are on Jay County Purdue Extension Service’s upcoming schedule.
  • Fort Recovery’s FFA Chapter awarded 37 Greenhand degrees during its January chapter meeting.
  • Local residents will have several chances to learn more about 4-H activities.
  • Retrospect: Teachers focused on changing landscape
    Twenty-five years ago this week, father and son vocational agriculture teachers were featured in The Commercial Review’s annual Harvest section.
  • Four teams headed to state
    Jay County qualified four teams to compete in the state soil judging competition.
  • Committed to the expo
    Despite a disappointing turn out, Dean Sanders is proud of the inaugural Rural America Farm and Garden Expo and remains committed to making it a premier event. 
  • Lineup is set for inaugural expo
    Nearly 40 exhibitors will be on hand for the first-ever Rural Farm and Garden Expo at the Jay County Fairgrounds next week.
  • Strong showing
    A handful of tractors could still be found at Jay County Fairgrounds this morning, but most of the engines have been loaded up after the 51st Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association Show concluded Sunday.
  • Agriculture ambassador
    A Bryant teenager was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to attend a United States Departent of Agriculture sponsored agriculture program in Georgia in June.
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