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Monday, January 22, 2018
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)
  • Deadline set for Monday
    Anyone who has not yet signed up for 4-H for 2018 has just a few days left to do so.
  • Jan. 15 is the deadline for 4-H
    Anyone who has not yet signed up for 4-H for 2018 has just over a week left to do so.
  • Always evolving
    The evolution continues at MyFarms.
  • Shorthorn swagger
    Dreams may not always come true. And sometimes if they do, the process takes a while. In Claire Bye’s case, it took 50 years and he is enjoying every minute of it.
  • Farm families raising deer, elk.
    Deer and elk farming has seen a rapid growth nationally and in Indiana, according to the Indiana Deer and Elk Farming Association. Jay County is just one rural area of the state that is home to a number of such farms.
  • Shepherding Shires
    They’re called “gentle giants.”
  • Revenue per acre will be down
    From about 2006 through ’13, prices soared for both corn and soybeans, resulting in record income for farmers.
  • New farmers will have an opportunity to get expert advice on how to get a start in the agriculture industry.
  • Anyone interested in becoming a farmer can get a jump-start this month.
  • 4-H sign-up event is Oct. 19
    Jay County 4-H will hold an event this month for members to sign up for projects and have a little fun in the process.
  • A Jay County agricultural teacher spent her summer in the Hawaiian Islands after winning the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant. 
  • Davis celebrates 100th
    More than 400 farmers and agribusiness people gathered Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Davis Purdue Ag Center on Indiana 1 between Redkey and Farmland in Randolph County.
  • Farm and garden expo is revamped
    The organizers of the Rural America Farm & Garden Expo’s second year decided to change things up.
  • Fair honors McEwen
    Jay County’s Jim Bob McEwen has been honored with a lifetime pass to the Indiana State Fair.
  • Hollowell wins horse at fair
    Since showing the grand champion halter at the 2015 Jay County Fair, Cash Hollowell had not had the best luck with horses.
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