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April 2017

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Census Of Agriculture Countdown Begins For America’s Farmers And Ranchers

America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.

Keeping Rural America Healthy and Safe

NC Agromedicine is holding a comprehensive training titled "Keeping Rural America Healthy and Safe" from March 2 to April 21, with four full days of in-person classes and eight one-hour webinars. This course is designed to help healthcare providers in all disciplines and settings better understand the culture of agriculture and the health risks and illnesses associated with living and working in rural communities. Associated learning activities provide participants with invaluable information and skills to recognize and work together to address and/or prevent occupational illness and injury in the farm environment. The course also prepares healthcare providers to become nationally recognized as AgriSafe(r) providers.

PHARM Dog News - Bull Sessions

The radio show is called, "Bull Sessions", and it's sponsored by Willcross Seed. PHARM Dog USA is in these 3 sessions of the 4 part show.
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Missouri non-profit trains dogs to assist farmers with disabilities

"Ranching can be a rough-and-tumble job. For Missouri farmer Sheila Hunt, it got even harder after she developed multiple autoimmune syndrome, a condition that can cause chronic fatigue, pain and joint discomfort...Thanks to a Missouri non-profit that provides service dogs for farmers with disabilities, Hunt's daily task of corralling sheep and cattle became a little less rough and a little more 'ruff.'"

Nat’l Black Farmers Assn scholarships

"the NBFA Scholarship Program will award scholarships of up to $5,000 to African-American farmers or dependents of African-American farmers who plan to enroll or who are enrolled in agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school."

Awarding students who embrace diversity

"University students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to compete for $20,000 in scholarship awards."

2017 National Junior Angus Show

"From July 9-15, National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members and their families will come to compete in the most competitive national junior livestock show in the country."

When old growth beats old school

"New results from a fifteen-year study in Vermont come to a surprising answer: imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forest land far better than conventional forestry techniques."

Census of Agriculture countdown begins

"'For farmers and ranchers, participation in the 2017 Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future, and their opportunity to shape American agriculture – its policies, services, and assistance programs – for years to come.'"

Unique wheat passes the test

"Stronger legs in fast-growing broilers, reduced phosphorus emissions to the environment, improved health for undernourished populations in developing countries and better use of scarce resources – these are some of the perspectives of a unique type of wheat"

WPI team grows heart tissue on spinach

"In a series of experiments, the team cultured beating human heart cells on spinach leaves that were stripped of plant cells...These proof-of-concept studies open the door to using multiple spinach leaves to grow layers of healthy heart muscle to treat heart attack patients."