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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
FFA honorees
Jay County High School held its FFA?awards banquet April 6 at Jay County High School. Pictured are seniors who earned their gold graduation sashes for completing a State FFA Degree. Back row, from left, are Shadow Rhode, Briana Muhlenkamp, Gabby Kunkler, Caleb Chenoweth, Audrey Dirksen, Blake Stewart, Henry Hemmelgarn, Emerson Frutell and Nathan Hamilton. Front row, from left, are Brisie Sizemore, Dove’n Newton, Emily Reier, Taylor Muhlenkamp, Kayla Dirksen, Elizabeth Muhlenkamp, Tucker Pearson, Brady Vore and Adam Wilhelm.
  • Improvement expected
    Even with an unseasonably wet and cold spring the outlook for corn and soybean producers is positive for the 2018 growing season, but the possibility of sizable Chinese tariffs looms in the distance.
  • Book details state forest history
    MUNCIE — The first Indiana state forest — Clark State Forest — was established in Henryville, Indiana, in 1903.
  • Retirement plan
    A few years ago, Tony and Amy Evans decided to start preparing for retirement.
  • Funds available for farmers
    A local organization is helping distribute thousands of dollars to farmers to implement agricultural best management practices.
  • Jay County will celebrate Ag Week with a series of events beginning Tuesday.
  • Reier earns award
    Emily Reier holds four jobs.
  • Jay and FR to celebrate FFA
    It's time to celebrate FFA.
  • 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.
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