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August 2014

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Thorndike farmers bring traditional cheeses from the hills of Turkey to the fields of Maine

Here is a neat article about a Maine dairy farmer using alternative technology and resources to make a mobile milking unit. It’s a 'whey' cool idea that may work for a farmer you know!

New Farmers: We're here for you.

U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden unveiled, a new website that provides a centralized, one-stop resource where beginning farmers and ranchers can explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

Pharm Dog News

PHARM Dog USA was invited by the Missouri State Fair to be a feature in the Missouri Show Me Tent August 15th & 16th. Demonstrations and farmers' stories of how the trained dogs help them on the farm will be shared with fairgoers.

The magazine, Out Here, a quarterly publication produced by TSC-Tractor Supply Co., conducted an on-the-farm interview with a PHARM Dog recipients and PHARM Director Jackie Allenbrand on July 30th. This particular story is predicted to be in the Fall edition of the magazine.

A new litter of Border Collie puppies arrived nine weeks ago. Training has already started with socialization skills.

PHARM Dog presented to a group of Girl Scouts on July 29th, 2014. The Scout leader was working on "helper dogs" with the girls, and this will go towards earning a badge. The Girl Scouts are making fleece dog toys for the puppies that can later be used as tugs attached to gates or doors.

PHARM Dog USA was invited to attend the upcoming Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, NE, September 9th-11th, 2014. PHARM will share booth space with Nebraska AgrAbility staff members.

Submitted by Jackie Allenbrand

Nebraska Veteran Embarks on New Mission with Poultry Operation Iraq War Veteran made the transition from warrior to worker effectively by embarking on a new mission to fulfill his agricultural dream.