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ISSUE DATE: 03/05/2012

Feeding souls with agricultural knowledge

By Jennifer Carrico

Celebrate the choices we have in the marketplace for our food and those who produce it.

That is the mission of a group of youth who want everyone to know how important agriculture is in everyone's lives.

I Love Farmers...They Feed My Soul was formed in 2009 as a response to political events in California surrounding the Proposition 2 ballot initiative by the Humane Society of the United States on poultry cages, veal production and swine gestation crates.

"We are not a school club or a member organization. We are a 'movement,' much in the sense the way environmental groups are movements. We grow from grassroots enthusiasm and passion of young people. We organize around college campuses for convenience, but are not officially associated with any school," said J. Scott Vernon, volunteer executive director of the group and professor of ag education and communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


NEWS

Accelerated wind tech training program offered
Creating an oral history project
Establishing a timber tax basis to save money
Feeding souls with agricultural knowledge
Huelskamp to host field hearing in Dodge City
Korea FTA to be implemented March 15
K-State selects new agriculture dean
Oil, gasoline and energy
Riemann Recognized as K-State Alumni Fellow
Rodman voices concerns with DOL announcement
Senators call for science-based trade standards
Symposium to showcase waste management systems

CROPS

AgrAbility Project gives hope
American Agri-Women Midyear Meeting set for March 29
CAWG to award 2 scholarships
Colorado Ag Day to host Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Crop rotation diversification part of grower's farm management system
Estate Planning meeting March 15 in Colby
Farmland drainage workshops scheduled
Grant will target wider market for cold-hardy wine grapes
Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo coming in April
Growing sunflowers under limited irrigation
Joe Taets to present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State
Kan. producer testifies before Senate Ag Committee
KAWG Board selects new member
K-State Research and Extension to host ag events
March 15 marks third national Teach Ag Day
Mild weather could put a 'chill' on fruit production
Monsanto returns to South American soybean market
Nebraska LEAD Recognition Banquet set for March 9
Nebraska Wheat Board announces March meeting
Nebraska Wheat Board will hold Bake and Take event
NFU sponsors students to attend cooperative conference
NMSU Extension to host pistachio workshop
NMSU to host pecan conference, trade show
Oklahoma State University head stepping down
Pesticide applicator resources available
Pre-plant weed control important to sunflower crop
Price discovery begins for crop insurance
Research sprouts a closer look at sunflower genetics
Rural women leaders give to Ronald McDonald House charities
Seasonal high tunnels benefit beginning organic farmer
Senators update Kansas growers
Soybean Board pleased with federal support
Students win agriculture foundation's postcard art contest
Study shows temperatures may change disease resistance in wheat
The lowdown on high tunnels
USDA predicts world wheat landscape to shift
Wagler recognized as KCIA Premier Seed Grower
Warm winters may affect crop management decisions
Western State Bank Expo Center ahead of schedule for 3i Show
Wheat research aimed at water-use efficient cultivars
WKMA scholarships awarded, available

LIVESTOCK

AJCA to host TalkJersey competition
Ambassadors spread the good word about beef
American Goat Federation holds annual meeting
American Shorthorn Association elects new board
Angus breeder recognized nationally
AQHA convenes first Animal Welfare Commission meeting
Beef Sustainability webinar offered
Calf stolen in Wilson County
Cattle nutrition course offered
CattleFax names 2012 officers, board members
Cattlemen's Beef Board Vice Chair helps fire up members at NCBA
Engaging beef-lovers online
Expert: Cattle producers should remain de-stocked despite recent rainfall
FSA reminds dairy producers of MILC program requirements
Kan. team places third at World Championship Ranch Rodeo
K-State Sheep and Goat Conference planned
Lamb checkoff releases new long-range plan
Missouri breeder elected to National Simmental Board
National Salers & Optimizer Show results announced
NCBA accepting applications for public policy internship
New Hereford EPD created
New Horse Safe website helps horse owners
New Young Stockmen's Academy class meets in Topeka
Shedding of fetal membranes is last stage of calving
South Dakota cowgirl becomes K-Stater
UNL faculty member, alum honored as Cattle Industry Leaders
USMEF details record pork, beef and lamb exports

EDITOR

Biobased jobs, grown and made in America
Crop insurance and conservation compliance
It's all about education
Protecting the future of agriculture

COLUMNS

Acting like a kid--A good thing?
Drought-tolerant corn available this spring
Just a scoop full
Monsanto returns to South American soybean market
New sunflower available for 2012
New sunflower herbicide offers hope
Regional snobbery

MARKETS

Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo Livestock Auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain bids post impressive rally
Grain market close
Hay sales steady in most areas
Hay trading slow
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock auction report
OK&T Angus Breeders Association sale report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle auction report
Salina cattle auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Springfield livestock auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

CRP informational meetings scheduled
UW Extension to host management-intensive grazing school

FAMILY

4-H Food Showdown offers fun, competition
Annual Tree Festival is March 31
Bargain-priced winter squashes big on health benefits
Be alert for pest that can strike anywhere
Being a 'good' parent
Communication helpers
Extension to hold fruit, nut, berry pruning workshop
Extension to hold Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic
Extension to host Spring Garden Conference
Feature film about top 4-H, FFA contributor opens
Fertilize peonies for healthy plants next spring
Gardening in late winter
Healthy, hearty comfort food
Historic Eisenhower Garden is a living history project
Hudson a match for corner lot
Learn how to create a wildlife food plot at Extension seminar
Learn vegetable and fruit skills
Meditation for 3-5-12
Okeene FFA members receive Career Pathways grants
Oklahoma Proven selections announced for 2012
Petunias easy to grow
Plan to plant strawberries
Redefining the resume
Southwestern Heights FFA receives 3-star national ranking
Spring Affair gardening event set for April 28
TheCowboy Hall of Fame-By Joe Kreger
Time to start planting vegetable gardens
Today's pork tenderloin is another white meat
Tree Pest Detector Workshops offered
UNL Panhandle Extension names new 4-H coordinator
Vinita FFA alumnus recognized
Youth Hunter Education Challenge coming to Flagler

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