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December 2014

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USDA announces $9.7 million in dedicated outreach and technical assistance to diversify American agriculture

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $9.7 million in grants to 62 community-based and non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to conduct training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged (including tribal) and veteran farmers and ranchers. These awards are distributed through the Outreach and Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the "2501 Program".
USDA News Release  

Farm accidents decrease as safety awareness grows

“Safer farm equipment, a focus on childhood agricultural safety and increased awareness of best safety practices by farm operators are all contributing to a reduced farm injury” during the past few decades, said Dennis Murphy, a Penn State University professor of agricultural engineering and a nationally recognized expert in farm safety.
Trib Live News

USU's Irrepressible Amberley Snyder: Powering through Life's No-Excuse Option

A Life of Non-existent Excuses - What Snyder is doing now is simply raising the bar on the limits of human potential and spirit — a fascinating, gut-check experience with which the world is rightfully captivated.
Utah State Magazine