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  • INFB leader gives voice to farmers
    Having a unified voice representing an organization can be vital, especially when it comes to the agriculture industry. This week, the agriculture VIP light shines on an individual who uses his voice to unite a statewide agriculture organization, and that person is Randy Kron, who serves as the president of Indiana Farm Bureau.
  • FFA officers busy advocating for ag
    The state officer team has been incredibly busy ever since we were elected. Some of the events we have attended seemed to have focused around one central theme: maximizing awareness.
  • Planning FFA convention takes team effort
    Preparations for events usually take place weeks or even months before they occur, so when the big day arrives everything goes according to plan. However, preparing and planning the logistics and events for the National FFA Convention takes a little more time and finesse.
  • Tropical weather spawns ongoing disease issues
    SPONSORED: When the weather turns tropical in Illinois, corn diseases that love heat and humidity take over.
  • Your list of must-attend FFA convention events
    Indianapolis is preparing to be swarmed by a sea of blue and gold corduroy jackets as the 2016 National FFA Convention moves back to the city Oct. 19-22.
  • Read this: There’s too many laws
    I love to read. I always have. When Mrs. Ash introduced me to Dick, Jane, Sally, Puff and Spot in first grade, my world expanded, and my passion for the written word was borne.
  • FFA grants for environmental, preparedness projects
    FFA chapters that developed a plan to tackle an environmental or emergency preparedness issue in their communities now have the funding from a national grant to bring their ideas to life.
  • Leaf diseases show up late in Indiana corn crop
    SPONSORED: Leaf diseases in the Indiana corn crop took a while to show up, but the good news is that their late arrival should do little damage to the crop, said Kiersten Wise, associate professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University.
  • Corn maze celebrates Indiana Bicentennial
    When some farmers look at a cornfield, they see much more than just corn growing. They see a potential masterpiece waiting to be carved out.
  • Soybean board freshens strategic plan
    The Illinois Soybean Association membership and checkoff programs kicked off a new fiscal year last month with an updated strategic direction for 2017-2020. With the first-ever USDA estimation of an average state soybean yield of 60 bushels per acre, ISA inches ever closer to our target of using 600 million bushels of Illinois soybeans by 2020.
  • Indiana Grown celebrates its successful first year
    Indiana Grown, developed and led by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, is celebrating major milestones and accomplishments after its eventful first year.
  • Boiler Bridge to connect Purdue and communities
    A series of community events hosted by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture will help college-curious youth and parents learn more about all fields of study at Purdue while showcasing Extension programs.
  • Hunger Action Month ends, but need exists all year
    Hoosier Hills Food Bank was one of several pantries to take part in Hunger Action Month — a time for people to raise awareness and take action against food insecurity.
  • State Chemist seed section restructures
    The Office of Indiana State Chemist at Purdue University has restructured its seed section so it can more effectively determine seed marketers’ compliance with Indiana law through product inspection and testing.
  • Hybrid system harvests ‘full spectrum’ of solar energy
    A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.

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