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Saturday, December 03, 2016
 
FFA leaders
Six Jay County FFA officers took part in the Character Based Leadership Seminar on Dec. 4 at Huntington University. Pictured, front row from left, are Ashley Braun, Rachel Braun and Huntington University president Sherilyn Emberton. Middle row are Mitchell Kunkler and Dylan Rose. Back row are Ashley Alig and Lyla Muhlenkamp. (Photo provided)
  • 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.
  • The record belongs to Jay County.
  • Schwieterman stars
    The FFA acronym derives from the title Future Farmers of America.
  • Assistance available
    Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District hosts annual cover crop field days in order to promote their use, provide information and answer questions.
  • Farmall fix-up
    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.
  • Prep for show is progressing
    Jay County Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural Rural America Farm & Garden Expo in September.
  • Hurt notes change in objectives
    Chris Hurt calls them “food system objectives.”
  • Five local farms were honored in March for longevity in farming.
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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371