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October 22: The American Spice Trade Association represents U.S. importers, growers, processors, and brokers of spices. October 21: Shop Kansas Farms is a digital hub created by Rick McNary to allow farmers who market locally to connect with potential buyers of their products. SKF has a website and a Facebook group. October 19-20: The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange) is a 154-year-old fraternal organization centered around agriculture. It is the oldest American agricultural advocacy group with a national focus. October 18: Project OVERCOME is a rural broadband initiative involving seven communities across the country “designed to connect the unconnected through novel broadband technology solutions.” Most of the funding comes from grants from the National Science Foundation. October 14: Dorothy Pelanda is the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. October 11-13 & 15: These shows all feature participants in the recent Ag Outlook Forum put on by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse. Monday’s show is with Jackson Takach, senior economist with Farmer MAC, who was a panelist in a discussion on the ag economy. Tuesday’s show is with Tim Lust, CEO of the National Sorghum Producers, who was a panelist in a discussion on new markets. On Wednesday, you hear Tim Bennington, president of U.S. operations and global customer experience for the animal health company, Zoetis. And skipping to Friday’s show, it’s Ben Fargher, a sustainability manager with Cargill. You can view recordings of their presentations. October 7-8: A Frederick, South Dakota, farm family adds value to its massive oat crop by marketing their own specialty brand of oat meal. Anthem Oats products are available through select retail outlets and from the Anthem Oats website. October 6: The U.S. dairy industry’s commitment to sustainability is summarized in a new report in preparation of the United Nations’ first-ever Food Systems Summit. October 5: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke during the recent Ag Outlook Forum put on by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse. He included comments about a meeting of international agriculture ministers and one thing they discussed was ways for agriculture globally to help moderate climate change issues. You can view a recording of Vilsack’s presentation. October 4: The National AgrAbility Project is holding virtual state fairs this month in conjunction with 20 states that have state-level AgrAbility programs helping persons with disabilities to be productive on their farms. The state fairs are taking place on both Facebook and Twitter platforms.