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Dairy ambassadors want people to truly understand their industry

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The newest ambassadors for the American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc. (ADAI) seek to do more than promote the industry during their year of service. They hope to present facts on raising dairy cows and other aspects of daily life on the farm.

8/29/2020
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Dairy ambassadors want people to truly understand their industry

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The newest ambassadors for the American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc. (ADAI) seek to do more than promote the industry during their year of service. They hope to present facts on raising dairy cows and other aspects of daily life on the farm.

8/29/2020
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National FFA sets record membership in 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National FFA has announced a record-high student membership of 760,113. The Indianapolis-based organization saw an increase of nearly 60,000 members this past year alone.
8/29/2020
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Broiler farm making history by going solar
WHITE PIGEON, Mich. – A broiler farm is making history for being the first producer of chickens for meat in Michigan to run on energy from the sun.
The achievement was made possible with financial help from USDA. Stutzman Poultry Farms in White Pigeon in July flipped the power switch to the 425,000 kilowatts of energy being produced annually from the 870 recently installed solar panels.
8/29/2020
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New Fishers ag park to educate and feed the public
FISHERS, Ind. – A new taxpayer-operated park and working farm raising things like sweet corn, cows and chickens is illustrating how food is produced and feeding the public.
A ribbon cutting was held Aug. 6 at the Fishers AgriPark, a 33-acre urban farm that might be the first of its kind in the nation
8/29/2020
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ASA adds economist to its team to help navigate future
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – As the soybean industry – and agriculture in general – deals with export concerns and the impact of COVID-19, officials with the American Soybean Association (ASA) decided the time was right to add an economist to their team. This is the first time in years the organization has had someone in that role.
Scott Gerlt, who grew up on his family’s multi-generation farm near Latham, Mo., began his new job in July.
8/29/2020
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Indiana Grown celebrating five years of shining light on Hoosier ag products
INDIANAPOLIS – Rachel Boyer has been a member of Indiana Grown since she opened her store – Rachel’s Taste of Indiana – in Converse in November 2018. The store features a variety of Indiana Grown products, including meats, sweets, eggs, barbecue sauce, candles, coffee and home décor.
7/22/2020
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Lock closures diverting Illinois River ag products

PEORIA, Ill. – With locks and dams closed to commercial vessels through the rest of the summer, the Illinois River is a virtual pleasure boaters’ paradise these days. A recent Sunday drive on the river roads between Peoria and Chillicothe revealed a river free of merchant ships, packing boats or barges for the first time anyone here can remember – perhaps since the era of French fur traders.
7/22/2020
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Whittington president-elect of NACTA professional society 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — When she was in the eighth grade, Susie Whittington couldn’t wait to join FFA as her two older brothers had done before her. Sadly, women were prohibited from joining FFA at that time. But during her freshman year at Benjamin Logan High School in Bellefontaine, Ohio, FFA eased that restriction and welcomed girls.
7/22/2020
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Farmers, processors in Michigan can apply for safety grant 


LANSING, Mich. – State officials began accepting applications last week from farmers and agricultural processors for the Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program, made possible with federal CARES Act funding to the tune of $15 million.
7/22/2020
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