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Friday, February 24, 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)
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.
Extension service is hosting events
A couple of agriculture-related events are on Jay County Purdue Extension Service’s upcoming schedule.
FR awards 37 degrees
Fort Recovery’s FFA Chapter awarded 37 Greenhand degrees during its January chapter meeting.
Open houses set for Jay 4-H
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.
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.
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.
Jay Co. FFA sets a record
The record belongs to Jay County.
The FFA acronym derives from the title Future Farmers of America.
Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District hosts annual cover crop field days in order to promote their use, provide information and answer questions.
New parts, new decals and a new paint job.
The (chicken) show must go on
When England banned cock fighting in 1849, chicken breeders had to find other uses for their fowl.
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