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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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)
  • 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.
  • Indiana Grown seeks to expand reach
    The White House spent July 17 through 21 celebrating “Made in America” week. “Made in the U.S.A.” labels have been placed on products for decades, and more recently states got into the “home-grown” promotion game by starting their own initiatives. Indiana joined in two years ago when it launched “Indiana Grown,” an effort to highlight products grown, produced and processed in the Hoosier State.
  • Demand is hop-ping
    A decade ago, there were around 15 to 20 craft breweries in Ohio.
  • The Indiana Department of Agriculture recently released a strategic plan that could have a major impact on promoting the state’s 57,500 farming operations. 
  • FFA members from Jay County and South Adams schools will take part in competitions and be recognized for accomplishments next week at the FFA state convention.
  • Next week is all about ag.
  • JCHS graduate restarts program
    Blackford County Schools have an agriculture program for the first time since the 1980s. And a Jay County High School graduate is heading the new program.
  • A couple of agriculture-related events are on Jay County Purdue Extension Service’s upcoming schedule.
  • Fort Recovery’s FFA Chapter awarded 37 Greenhand degrees during its January chapter meeting.
  • 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.
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