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November 2013

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Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields Documentary

"Follow our ensemble of combat men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as they share their truth: Why they joined the military, how the war experienced changed them, what the daunting return to civilian life has been, how they struggled to find a positive pathway forward and ultimately, when they found organic farming and pasture-raised livestock to be an answer to a dream. Their stories are as inspiring as they are pragmatic as they find their next mission, food security for America." Ground Operations

Beyond a Gadget: Google Glass is a Boon to Disabled

"Google's latest and greatest 'enables' disabled: Google Glass, the hands-free headset that functions similarly to a smartphone or a computer, is a boon to Columbia University law school student Alex Blaszczuk, paralyzed since 2011." USA Today

Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

"Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students studying at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or graduate school in the U.S. for the 2014/2015 school year. Students must be focusing studies on sustainable agriculture. International students may apply as long as they are studying at a U.S. school." Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Workers Urged to Protect Hearing From Farm Clatter

"To nudge farmers to protect themselves, farm extension service educators often highlight sobering noise-impact facts at trade shows or conventions. And 4-H programs and some Future Farmers of America chapters use online resources to urge the next generation to wear earmuffs or ear plugs to ward off noises such as operating a tractor without a cab — which can damage hearing in only 15 minutes without protection." Northwest Ohio

Baseball Card Features Batboy With Down Syndrome

"In a rare move, a man with Down syndrome who made national headlines as a batboy for the Cincinnati Reds is getting his very own baseball card. Kremer of White Oak, Ohio has Down syndrome and gained notoriety after inspiring the Reds while serving as a batboy for the team during a game last year. Since then, Kremer was profiled on ESPN and worked for the team this past summer. Disability Scoop

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