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Saturday, September 20, 2014
 
Club earns awards
A group of exhibitors from Jay County earned the opportunity to represent Indiana at the American Rabbit Breeders Association Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, in November and brought home a variety of other honors from the Indiana State Rabbit Breeders Association annual convention Sept. 5 and 6 in Indianapolis. Pictured in front is Kinsey Murphy (first place - showmanship, first - crafts). Back row from left are Kassy Huey (first - photography, second - showmanship), ShyAnn Harker (third - craft), Jade Zorn, Bailey Corn, Kyndal Huey (second - craft) and Justice Murphy (first - judging, first - craft). (Photo provided)
  • Three Portland residents recently joined national organizations. 
  • The deadline to sign up for exhibit eligibility at the Jay County 4-H Fair is just a week away. 
  • Area students proved to know quite a bit about bugs. 
  • Headed to nationals
    A Jay County High School graduate is one of only four people in the nation competing for an FFA award at the end of this month. 
  • Rick Deaton is excited about his work in the pork production field. But he’s hoping to get students interested in farming in any capacity when he visits Jay County next week. 
  • YSB residents learn from gardening
    A group of dedicated teens from Youth Service Bureau dedicated their summer to “planting hope and growing patience”. 
  • Showing leadership
    Two Jay County High School students were picked to be FFA District VI officers. 
  • Raising hogs is a big part of the agricultural community in east-central Indiana, and it continues to grow. 
  • Straits win state honor
    A local family was recognized at the Indiana State Fair on Wednesday for owning the same farm for more than 100 years. 
  • Simple recipe for farm success
    Hard work, good luck, and a little help from his friends.
    Hard work, good luck, and a little help from his friends.
     
  • Ag careers getting off to fast start
    Some Jay County High School students have gotten a jump-start on their college careers by taking dual-credit courses at the school.
    Some Jay County High School students have gotten a jump-start on their college careers by taking dual-credit courses at the school.
     
  • The mix of anticipation and excitement that farmers experience each spring just may be a little more intense this year.
    The mix of anticipation and excitement that farmers experience each spring just may be a little more intense this year.
     
  • Fort man diversifies into ducks
    Duck a l’orange, duck sausage, rotisserie duck — he will grow them all.
    Duck a l’orange, duck sausage, rotisserie duck — he will grow them all.
     
  • Technology is farming future
    Efficiency is a key to success in agriculture, and technology is helping producers maximize their resources now and into the future.
    Efficiency is a key to success in agriculture, and technology is helping producers maximize their resources now and into the future.
     
 
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