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March 2014

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Inspirational Photos From the 2014 Paralympics

Check out these inspirational scenes from the 2014 Paralympics. Mashable, USA Today

U.S. Cancels Paralympics Delegation, but Athletes Will Compete

"The United States canceled its presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, citing Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The decision, announced Monday by the White House, will not affect the 80 American athletes scheduled to compete in the Games, which begin with Friday’s opening ceremony. " NYTimes

Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

"Most urban consumers are happy to leave farming to the farmers, but for those with a green thumb, it is getting easier to garden in the city. That's thanks, in part, to DIYers sharing ideas for reusing old materials to garden in and a new range of tools designed to get many more people involved with growing some of their own food." NPR

Out in the Open: This Farmbot Makes Growing Food as Easy as Playing Farmville

"One way to address our farming challenges is through practices collectively known as precision agriculture. Precision farmers use technology like self-steering tractors and aerial drones to more efficiently use water, fertilizer, and other resources. They can give plants precisely the right amount of water, for example, or apply pesticides only when and where they’re needed." Wired

Indoor Ag Conference Slated for May 14-15

"Technological advancement in agriculture is re-defining how, where and when food is grown. Harnessing innovation within aeroponics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), automated nutrient systems, new tracking technology and carefully engineered indoor environments, agriculture can now be grown year-round with no soil and limited water in the harshest climates on earth. This technological revolution in agriculture is explored at the second annual Indoor Agriculture Conference May 14 - 15 at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve Desert Living Center, where global industry experts convene to discuss advancements in this rapidly evolving industry." Morning Ag Clips