Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana River Friendly Farmers Nearing 1000 SHARE Indiana River Friendly Farmers Nearing 1000 Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Ag Looking to Build Canadian Relationships on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleRefiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion Andy Eubank SHARE 2018-River-Friendly-FarmersForty-nine more Indiana farmers were honored recently as River Friendly Farmers, a program that brings together government agencies, agricultural organizations, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and farmers to recognize farmers’ efforts protecting rivers, lakes, and streams in the state.Jamie Scott is impressed with the number of honorees since the program started in 1999.“We have over 900 so far and next year we should reach a thousand that we’ve recognized here in Indiana,” he said. “I think that’s a pretty good sized number when we look to the farmers in Indiana that we’ve been able to recognize for their good work.”The state’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts nominate farmers employing everyday conservation management practices to improve soil health and water quality and restore and sustain human and wildlife habitat in Indiana’s watersheds. Scott says they deserve a pat on the back.“Farmers in general and definitely people who are good stewards of the land don’t always take time to pat themselves on the back, and so our goal in this is to recognize them and give them some credit for what they’ve done. This is the best of the best that we have in Indiana. It’s a good group and they’re just being great stewards of the land.”From Adams to Hendricks and Howard County, and from Posey and Knox to LaGrange County, farmers this year came from all over the state to receive their award from Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron.The link to the recipients at the IASWCD website is here.Scott is board president of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.(RFF group photo from IASWCD) Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 12, 2018
There is a lot more growing at UGArden — the University of Georgia’s student-run community farm — than just vegetables. Student involvement, community outreach and adoption of sustainable practices are all products of the work of students and staff at the garden. In May 2020, the garden will celebrate 10 years of excellence, all thanks to the continuous commitment from students, faculty, staff and donors. UGArden farm manager JoHannah Biang said the garden effectively integrates learning opportunities for students into the daily work they do on the farm, an experience they would not have without support from donors and the community. “Having an experience with food is a really important perspective for everyone to have. Without that support, we could not let just anyone come work here,” Biang said. Financial gifts have helped improve infrastructure and pay student interns, for example, but eager volunteers have created a sense of community for students, said Biang. “It makes them feel like they are not only a part of UGA, but a part of Athens as well.” Located roadside on S. Milledge Avenue, UGArden is deeply rooted in giving back to the community in a way that is both educational for local elementary and middle school students and sustainable for the Earth, said student assistant farm manager Victoria Luna, a fourth-year horticulture student. “The staff here does not forget about the UGArden’s focus — to educate,” said Luna. “Even if it takes extra time, knowledgeable people who work here take the time to show students how to get things done around the farm. What makes it all so special is that the work here is done in a sustainable, affectionate way, and then the crops go right back into the community.” For more information on how to support UGArden’s future growth, visit ugarden.uga.edu.(This story was produced for the CAES magazine Southscapes. For more stories from the fall 2019 issue of Southscapes, visit southscapes.caes.uga.edu.)
In Georgia, as Biden mentioned in his speech, Democrats are feeling bullish. Many more votes are yet to come in from the Atlanta area; in DeKalb County, for instance, one of the state’s largest, early in-person votes had not even begun to be counted until last night. In many of these still-uncalled states, Trump holds the lead in terms of ballots counted — but that could easily change as more mail-in ballots and some in-person votes continue to be tabulated.- Advertisement – But Democrats also picked up two Senate seats, in Colorado and Arizona, and close races remain uncalled in North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan and Maine — most of them potential Democratic pickups. The party’s path to a Senate majority may have narrowed somewhat, but the fate of the chamber, it’s safe to say, still hangs in the balance.Where we’re atBased on the states that have already been declared, Biden needs 43 more electoral votes to get to the golden number of 270, and Trump needs 57.The three Northern states that flipped for Trump in 2016 — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — remain uncalled. So do North Carolina and Georgia, both of which went for him in 2016 but have been heavily targeted by Democrats this cycle, and both of which are double-whammies: They have contested Senate races hitched to the presidential contest. Nov. 4, 2020, 6:08 a.m. ET “I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election,” he said. “We knew because of the unprecedented early vote and the mail-in vote, it was going to take a while. We’re going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying the votes is finished. And it ain’t over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted.”Republicans yesterday did win closely contested Senate races in at least two states, Alabama and Iowa, and flipped at least six House seats, giving them a four-seat net gain in that chamber so far.- Advertisement – Updated – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Owner and operator of dry bulkers GoodBulk Ltd. has expanded its fleet with a 2011-built Capesize vessel, the Aquaenna.The 176,000 dwt bulker, which was constructed by China’s Jinhai Intelligent Manufacturing, was handed over to its new owner on January 9, 2018.Aquaenna is the first ship from the batch of six Capesizes acquired from funds managed by CarVal Investors on December 20. The unit was financed with a combination of cash on hand, availability under existing credit facilities and the issuance of 240,494 new common shares to funds managed by CarVal.Following the share issue to CarVal the company will have 17,463,541 outstanding common shares. The Capesize is currently employed on an index-linked charter until the end of the first quarter of 2018.Including the Aquaenna, GoodBulk currently has a fleet of 12 Capesize vessels, 1 Panamax vessel, and 2 Supramax vessels on the water operating in the spot market, with an additional 10 Capesize vessels expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.