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Monday, September 26, 2016
Soil stars
Jay County FFA held its inaugural Soil?Evaluation Career Development Event Sept. 14 as part of the Rural American Farm & Garden Expo. Alli Campbell won the individual competition and teamed with runner-up Lizzy Schoenlein, fourth-place finisher Katie Lyons and Nathan Hamilton for the top spot. The team of Abby Muhlenkamp, Ashley Braun, Luke Knapke and Dillon Muhlenkamp placed third. Gerard Muhlenkamp placed third in the individual competition. Pictured from left are Campbell, Schoenlein, Gerard Muhlenkamp and Lyons. (Photo provided)
  • 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.
  • Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with its Blackford County counterpart and Clean Water Indiana, will host a cover crop field day April 5.
  • Agriculture economy will stay lean
    The American agricultural economy is undergoing a re-set, and it’s going to take a little while before farm incomes are healthy again.
  • Understanding the financial influences that affect crops and farmland could make or break farmers in the years to come.

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