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National Farriers Week

It's 8 a.m. and John is headed to his truck to start his day. John has been a farrier for the past 27 years. He specializes in performance horses and horses with special shoeing needs.
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Ag Consumers

Freedom...Happy 4th of July

Freedom. We are so incredibly fortunate in this country to have all of the freedoms that we do, and the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate that. We are privileged to have so many choices: where...
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Ag Consumers

Eat the Rainbow - National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which is perfect timing since farmers markets are just starting to be in full swing in most of our area!
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Anatomy of a Thank You Letter

Anatomy of a Thank You Letter (for 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sales) We are right in the middle of fair season in our area, which means that for many 4-H and FFA students, Livestock Show and Sales...
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Ag Facts & Infographics

National Pollinator Week

When most people hear the word pollinators, they think bees and maybe butterflies.
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Education & Teaching Materials

Everything But the Moo...

Everything But the Moo... Steaks, hamburgers and pot roast...when most students start thinking about what comes from a cow, these probably come to mind fairly easily. Its probably fairly safe to say...
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Education & Teaching Materials

Everything But the Baa...

Everything But the Baaa.... If a student were asked to name 3 products that come from sheep, the answer would probably be something like this: "Wool, lamb chops and leg of lamb" And that answer would...
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Farming & Rural Living

Dairy & Dads... June is a Great Month

What are the qualities that you look for most in a leader? Who do you know that exemplifies gravitas? I was reading a book on the topic to prepare to teach a workshop, and the two questions took over my thoughts.
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Electronic Record-Keeping Book for 4-H

Oh record books. If you are, or were a 4-H member..or parent, we're sure that you know what we mean. While a necessary part of the whole 4-H project experience, they often get set aside until after...
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Ag Facts & Infographics

We're "Berry" Excited for National Strawberry Month

Did you know there are an average of 200 seeds per strawberry? Or that (according to botanists) strawberries are not really berries at all, but rather are a member of the rose family?
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