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Marianne Smith Edge
, a farmer and nutrition expert from Owensboro, Kentucky, would like to see more people “eat without fear.” She suggests that
the discussion about food
has gotten out of hand
, leading consumers to feel fear and guilt when food shopping.
April 2: Earthworms are
soil health heroes
for farmers but, in some forested areas, they can be more of a
than a benefit.
April 1: The
Agricultural Safety Education Initiative
is a machinery/equipment safety training program for high school ag teachers. It has demonstrated that students of the teachers
who have taken the training are more knowledgeable about tractor and machinery safety.
March 31: The availability of telehealth--the delivery of healthcare services via telephone or the Internet--has become a much talked about topic.
, a nonprofit group
concerned with establishing broadband Internet service to unserved and underserved parts of the United States, did a recent
study on consumer attitudes about telehealth
. The group
talked with residents in five rural Michigan counties to see whether folks would use telehealth services if available. I featured Eric Frederick in this episode. He’s with the Michigan
chapter of Connected Nation and you can listen to my entire interview with him
(it’s 13:32 long).
March 30: Laura Lengnick is a soil scientist and founder of
, a consulting firm in Asheville, North Carolina.
March 27: University of Nebraska ag engineer
presented at the 2020
Midwest Cover Crops Conference
in Kansas City in February.
March 26: The United States Hide, Leather, and Skin Association and Leather Industries of America recently merged to form the
Leather and Hide Council of America
and one of the first
actions of this new organization was to position
real leather as a sustainable choice over synthetics
March 25: Researchers at
Tarleton State University
in Stephenville, Texas, will be
testing the use of cannabidiol to relieve stress in horses (p. 7 of the linked document)
. Tarleton is a
member of the
Texas A&M University System
March 24: Today is
National Ag Day
, promoted by the Agriculture Council of America to “increase public awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.”
March 23: The
National Biodiesel Board
American Lung Association
Illinois Soybean Association
, and the
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
are partnering with
test 100% biodiesel in semi trucks
over the next year.
, a nonprofit offering farm business education to women in 33 states, recently named Karisha Devlin from Missouri and Doris Mold from Minnesota as co-
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