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Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation scholarships

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.Scholarship winners for 2015 are Brooke Anderson of Xenia, Emily Bauman of Otway, Kristen Eisenhauer of Shiloh, Amy Jo Frost of Bloomingburg, Nicki Gordon-Coy of Carrollton, Brianna Gwirtz of Shelby, Rachel Hand of Lewis Center, Ella Grace Jackson of De Graff, Matthew Klopfenstein of Haviland, Abigale Motter of Mansfield, Amanda O’Reily of Middlefield and Lindsay Overmyer of Fremont. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar AwardFrost, Motter and Overmyer are recipients of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award, which recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between farmers and consumers. Frost is a 2009 graduate of Miami Trace High School, 2014 graduate of Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural and extension education. Motter is a 2015 graduate of Crestview High School and will attend Ohio State University in the fall, studying animal science. Overmyer is a 2013 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and is currently attending Wilmington College. Women’s Leadership in Agriculture ScholarshipAnderson, Gordon-Coy and O’Reily were honored by The Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program, which was established by the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. The fund is one of the oldest in the nation and supports academic institutions, social service and charitable organizations providing opportunities “to ennoble, to uplift and to strengthen the lives of young women.” Anderson is a 2015 graduate of Cedarville High School and will be attending Ohio State University in the fall. Gordon-Coy is a 2003 graduate of the University of Akron and is pursuing a master’s in agriculture integrated resource management from Colorado State University. O’Reily is a 2015 graduate of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School. Darwin Bryan ScholarshipBauman, Eisenhauer and Klopfenstein are winners of the Darwin Bryan Scholarship. The program commemorates Darwin R. Bryan, whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to Ohio Farm Bureau has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout Ohio. Bauman is a 2015 graduate of Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center and will attend Ohio State University to study community and extension education and integrated language arts/English education. Eisenhauer is a graduate of Shelby Senior High School. Klopfenstein is a 2014 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and currently studying agricultural engineering at Ohio State University. Cindy Hollingshead ScholarshipGwirtz, Hand and Jackson are winners of the Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship. The program was established in memory of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 39-year executive secretary who passed away in 2011. Hollingshead was instrumental in the development of Ohio Farm Bureau’s service to its members and a leader in her community. Gwirtz is a 2014 graduate of Shelby High School and is currently attending Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Hand is a 2015 graduate of Olentangy High School and will attend Michigan State University in the fall. Jackson is a 2015 graduate of Riverside High School. Families and individuals wishing to establish their own life gifts to enhance scholarships and service programs have the opportunity to become involved in the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Bequest Society. More information on these and other programs can be found at www.ofbfoundation.org.last_img read more

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Soil health risks in fallow fields

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn.If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuild that topsoil, said Steve Culman, a soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension.Topsoil is the layer richest in microscopic organisms, which fuel plant growth. Besides losing topsoil, not having any living roots in a field can cause microscopic fungi in the soil to die off, harming the soil’s ability to support a healthy crop, Culman said.However, it’s unlikely that fields left bare for one year will develop fallow syndrome, which refers to a drop in the yield or health of a crop grown on a previously bare field, he said.“Soils don’t degrade overnight, typically,” Culman said. “Degradation can happen over many years or decades, just like building healthy soil can take decades.”If a field stayed bare this year and the farmer is concerned about planting on it next year, he or she can plant soybeans or wheat on those acres because corn is more susceptible to fallow syndrome, Culman said.Growers may also need to add starter phosphorus fertilizer to fields left fallow this year if a soil test indicates the soil is low in phosphorus, he said.Across Ohio, 1.5 million acres of farm fields did not have a cash crop sown on them this past spring as a result of the unprecedented amount of rainfall in the state. On some of those acres, farmers planted a cover crop, but many fields went bare.In northwest Ohio’s Wood County, 40% of the acres that normally have a cash crop planted on them don’t have one this year, and many of those acres are fallow, said Alan Sundermeier, an OSU Extension educator in Wood County.Some growers did not know enough about cover crops or lacked the time or money to invest in sowing a crop they could not later harvest and sell, Sundermeier said.Still, it’s not too late to plant a cover crop of wheat or cereal rye on those fallow fields, he said.“We encourage those unplanted acres to be planted with something living and growing through winter.”last_img read more

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Two-Factor Authentication Is For Wusses, Get A Tattoo

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgThink you’re all bad-ass with your two-factor authentication and 40-character passwords? If Motorola’s vision of the future comes to pass, that kind of security is for wusses.In a conversation at All Things D’s D:11 conference this week, Motorola Mobility’s head of advanced technology and projects group Regina Dugan lamented the fact that for all of the technological advances that we have made over the decades, we are still relying on outmoded password-based authentication, the kind the guys in the lab coats were using back in the day.And we’re doing it a lot. Dugan speculated that power users would have to authenticate themselves nearly a hundred times a day.(See also Two-Factor Authorization Is Awesome – Until You Lose the Damn Token.)Dugan presented two options for better ways to securely access information in the near future: tattoos and “authentication vitamins.”The electronic tattoo, which Dugan demonstrated on stage at the conference, are biostamps made by the firm MC10, which can be used by healthcare professionals to monitor a patient’s vital signs. In a medical context, these tattoos, which are thin and stretchable, could be implanted within the body to monitor conditions like irregular heartbeats or brain activity.The technology, Dugan explained, can also be used as an authentication tool, worn right on the user’s skin.Ink not your thing? Dugan pulled out another conceptual idea: a small pill-like device that, when swallowed, would turn your whole body into a authentication device.The device runs “like a reverse potato battery,” Dugan explained, pulling power from the acids in your stomach to generate an 18-bit authentication signal from the embedded chip inside. The pill has reportedly been approved already by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Motorola seems to be taking a shortcut to the coveted holy grail of pure biometric identification with these interim bio/tech hybridized tools. The more technology that an authentication system employs, however, the bigger the more chance it can be hacked.That said, tattoos and pills are a pretty interesting place to move the authentication conversation.Image courtesy AllThingsD. Tags:#authentication#security How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… brian proffitt Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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RCMP thought garage fire was cultural cleansing after Cree woman died Family

By on October 14, 2019

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsWhen a garage burned down behind the home of Dawn Anderson in 2011, the RCMP assumed it was a cultural cleansing as she died nearby.That was part of the “institutional failure” her Cree family recounted Tuesday in Thompson, Man. at to the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.“Isn’t it customary to burn the home down they died in?” sister Hilda Anderson-Pyrz quoted a local Mountie as saying.“I was shocked. I was in such disbelief.”It was one of the reasons the family said it filed a complaint about how police handled the death of Dawn in the remote Manitoba town of Leaf Rapids, about 200 kilometres west of Thompson, which is hosting the inquiry this week.Mounties closed the case after it was ruled Dawn died of exposure due to intoxication. The 37-year-old was found frozen to death in her front yard following a party in the garage.But the family doesn’t accept that conclusion, believing Dawn was the victim of foul play.“The house is kind of a mess. The phone was ripped off the hook. The TVs got a big crack in the side,” said brother Dennis Anderson.Then 19 hours later the garage was set on fire.“Doesn’t that say something?” Dennis added.The fire wasn’t investigated, nor connected to Dawn’s death said Hilda.“I found it so odd. It was so cut and dried. At the time they didn’t secure the scene. They didn’t give her the quality or quantity of an investigation she deserved,” said Hilda.Dawn Anderson, left, with her sister Hilda Anderson-Pyrz. Family handout.The mystery surrounding Dawn’s death was featured in this documentary by APTN Investigates, a portion of which was played for commissioner Michele Audette Tuesday.The Anderson family was the first to speak at the two-day hearing. It’s the 14th community visit for the inquiry, which is collecting testimony to advise the federal government on how to combat epidemic levels of violence aimed at Indigenous women and girls.Hilda is well known in Manitoba as an advocate for survivors and families. Yet this day, she had to help her mother get through the emotional hearing.“I miss her so much,” Minnie Anderson said of her youngest of 11 children. “I wish that wouldn’t happen to so many girls and women. It’s so hard.”Most of the remaining siblings crowded around Minnie to share painful testimony – mostly about what they say is a “broken” policing system in the north.They say Dawn was pronounced dead by a medical examiner over the phone from Winnipeg, about 800 kilometres to the south.They say officers didn’t tape off the scene, collect evidence or speak to potential witnesses. Most upsetting, they say, was police letting Dawn’s young daughters watch as they loaded the body bag into the back of their truck.Yet the response to the family’s official complaint was there was no police “neglect of duty.”Brother Dennis Anderson said the case may be over for police but not for the family.“We have no trust with the RCMP,” he said. “None of us do. You don’t want to talk to police.”But, he admitted, that’s what’s stalling any new developments in Dawn’s case.He said people have identified a male suspect in the community who has informally confessed to killing Dawn but are too fearful to go on the record.“My sister’s caught in between,” added sister Liana Anderson. “People are coming to us and telling us this all the time.”Still, they hope the inquiry will order policies and procedures to change to benefit the whole MMIWG community, said Hilda.“I work with MMIWG families and survivors, and these are things I’ve heard them say repeatedly to governments…These are changes that they want to seelast_img read more

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