Still too soon to pull the plug on corn planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More rains pushed through Ohio over the Memorial Day weekend, keeping farmers out of unplanted fields or fields in need of a replant in the latter part of May. Terry Jones, Regional Agronomist with Brodbeck Seed says as farmers concerns are concentrated on what is not planted yet, they also need to keep on top of what is planted, up and growing. He also says it is not too late to plant corn in 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

100th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention coverage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentMonday, Jan 14 This morning’s closing General Session featured the announcement of the Young Farmer and Rancher competition results, the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Awards, remarks from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and keynote speaker President Donald Trump addressed the group.Jess and Adam Campbell did not advance in the Excellence in Agriculture contest.The counties that won the County Activities of Excellence presented at the IDEAg Trade Show.Sunday, Jan. 13OFBF President Frank Burkett proudly represents Ohio. Photo: AFBFThe opening General Session of the 2019 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention began with the annual parade of state flags. Notable presenters included Louisiana governor, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mike Strain, commissioner of Louisiana’s department of agriculture and forestry. AFBF President Zippy Duvall delivered his annual address, focusing on the history of AFBF and how it has been a united voice over the last 100 years. He noted the struggles and triumphs of 2018 and looked ahead at 2019, leaving the audience with the question, “How will you answer the call as we break through to the next century of American Farm Bureau?”The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 12th “Book of the Year” award to Lisl Detlefsen for “Right This Very Minute.”Ohio Farm Bureau recognized with awardsOhio Farm Bureau received all four Awards of Excellence, which are given to state Farm Bureaus that demonstrate outstanding achievements in four program areas: Advocacy; Engagement and Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; and Membership Value. Also at the American Farm Bureau Foundation breakfast, state Farm Bureaus were recognized for exemplary financial support of the foundation. Ohio received the Scholar Award, which is given to the six state Farm Bureaus with the highest total donations to the foundation within their membership groups.  Additionally, Ohio Farm Bureau qualified for one of 25 Apex Awards, which are given to state Farm Bureaus that have increased total contributions to the foundation by 10 percent or more over the previous year.Young Ag Professionals contests continueAnnie Specht (second, right) competed in the Discussion Meet Sweet 16 round, where the contestants discussed the question: Technology is one of the driving forces for innovation and advancement in agriculture. How can the industry attract the best and brightest minds from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into agricultural careers?The crew from Ohio gathered to congratulate @anniespecht after an outstanding Discussion Meet round. #AFBF19 #ofbf— Ohio Farm Bureau (@OhioFarmBureau) January 13, 2019Jess and Adam Campbell of Warren County are Top 10 finalists in the Excellence in Agriculture competition. Final results will be announced Monday during the General Session.Annie Specht of Tuscarawas County did not advance to the Final Four in the Discussion Meet. Congratulations to all Young Agricultural Professionals contestants. Saturday, Jan. 12Annie Specht gives her opening statement in the Discussion MeetAnnie Specht competed in the first two rounds of the Discussion Meet. During the Discussion Meet, the participants share their thoughts and ideas on specific topics. The two questions today were:In our modern world, the rapid dissemination of information and opinion about agriculture and food technologies can make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Given these challenges, how can Farm Bureau best protect farmers’ and ranchers’ access to production technology options? As the voice of agriculture, how can Farm Bureau be more inclusive of all agriculture and production practices? This includes, but is not limited to, women in agriculture, organic production, fresh produce, forestry and aquaculture. Congratulations to Annie as she advances to the Sweet 16 round, which takes place Sunday.Jess Campbell takes questions from the judges at the end of the Excellence in Ag presentation.Jess and Adam Campbell are in New Orleans for the Excellence in Agriculture competition. Jess presented on Saturday, sharing their story of how Carroll Creek Farms began. The presentation included the couple’s vision for the future, and how they are personally addressing issues that impact Ohio agriculture, such as ag unity, consumer perceptions and the mental health crisis in rural communities. The top 10 finalists will be announced on Sunday.The IDEAg Trade Show opened this afternoon and the day ended with a reception for members hosted by Nationwide.Friday, Jan. 11Many Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff are in New Orleans to celebrate this past year’s achievements and represent Ohio as Farm Bureau policy priorities are set for the coming year.Check in on this page for LIVE updates from the Big Easy at the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention Jan. 11-16.Eight Ohio county Farm Bureau projects were chosen to participate in the County Activities of Excellence program, and young agricultural professionals Jess Campbell and Annie Specht will be competing in the national Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet contests, respectively.  Speakers include Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. President Donald Trump is also scheduled to speak.You can also follow the action as it’s happening on OFBF’s social media through Facebook and by following the #AFBF19 hashtag on Twitter.Our partner, Nationwide, is a sponsor of this event.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Love is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgSee More Photos SharePrint RelatedShow your cache some loveFebruary 12, 2019In “News”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”We’ve Got Urban Geocaching on Lock — QuadLockLog (GC330KJ) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 7, 2013In “Community” This is no less-than-three, this is the real thing. Photo by BerticusdanTwo geocachers add their love to the gate. Photo by de donckertjesTwo geocachers showing some love. Photo by Sa LuThe geocache! Photo by Berticusdan Antwerp’s love gate. Photo by Dario1987Geocache Name:Love Lock ♥ Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1.5 (but that might change as more locks are added to the gate)Why this is the Geocache of the Week:It’s mid-February and love is in the air. It also happens to be locked to a gate in Antwerpen, Belgium. While this isn’t the first love lock geocache (you can see more of them here), this one is unique in that this gate was created for this specific purpose. Plus, it has a giant heart built into it and who doesn’t like that? Geocachers show their geocaching love in many ways. For some, it’s as simple as finding and hiding geocaches. Others take it a bit further with trackable stickers and other geocaching swag. And then there are some that go totally above and beyond with trackable geocaching tattoos. Some geocachers even show love to each other through geocaching. There have been a lucky few who have used geocaches to propose to their significant other. With Valentine’s Day coming up in many countries, it’s time to think about how you would show your love with a geocache.# of Finds:412# of Favorite Points:184What the geocache creator, Dan Pan, to say:About this geocache: “This exclusive location situated at ’t Eilandje affords a unique atmosphere with a breathtaking 360° view of the city at the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom), the river Schelde and the port. This place is the city’s new icon, ‘a bridge’ between port, river and city. This combination is what makes this place unique: it is ‘Antwerpian’ and it is global. Couples can eternalize their love by hanging a ‘Lovelock’ at the monument and throwing away the key in the Schelde. This monument is designed in scale of the Cathedral and integrated in the quay. With an eyewink to the Antwerp diamond centre, this beautiful piece of art will capture and save the love of many romantic couples!”Regarding all of the positive logs and Favorite Points: “I Love to read them. They give me a lot of satisfaction, an appreciation for my creativity. They inspires me to make more lovely caches and do better.”A message to the geocaching community: “Lock Up Your Love , Go Geocaching! I’m looking forward to your visit.”What geocachers are saying:“Found this one on our vacation during New Year’s Eve. Although it was freezing cold, we really enjoyed this cache! Took us a little time to solve the “puzzle”, but if you are attentive it’s easy to understand 😉 Thanks for showing us Antwerp.” — Loewenkinder“Wow! What a great cache! Superb idea, location and actual cache container! Very clever indeed! We love Antwerp and this is one of the best caches we have found so a well deserved favourite point is heading your way! TFTC – brilliant!” — Berticusdan“Superbe Cache! Very well done. I had to think more than twice. At the end, my muggle colleage has seen the clue…. I had the right idea, but as so often, not worked on it long enough. Worth a Favorite Point! Thanks for showing me this spot!! TFTC!” — coordinatiusRead More LogsPhotos: How do you show your geocaching love? Post your stories and photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Gartner Predicts Strong Growth for Both Enterprise SaaS and Social Software in 2011

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair This week Gartner issued forecasts for both the enterprise SaaS market and the enterprise social software market. Both are predicted to finish 2010 with strong growth and see even more growth next year. Revenue growth in enterprise SaaS and social software is evidence of three of the five biggest enterprise trends of the year: cloud, consumerization and social (the others are analytics and mobile). But some of Gartner’s findings are surprising.On Tuesday Gartner forecast that spending on enterprise SaaS will hit $9.2 billion in 2010, up 15.7% from 2009’s $7.9 billion in revenue. Gartner expects the enterprise SaaS market will total $10.7 billion in 2011, a 16.2% increase from 2010.Today, Gartner forecast enterprise social software revenue for 2010 will total $664.4 million, a 14.9 percent increase from last year’s $578.2 million. The firm predicts that the enterprise social software market will reach reach $769.2 million in revenue next year, up 15.7 percent from this year.Gartner analyst Sharon Mertz says that initially security concerns regarding SaaS in the enterprise have diminished and SaaS businesses and computing models have matured.Some of the other trends Gartner has observed:More enterprises are procuring SaaS solutions without IT involvement, which creates new management issues and challengesSaaS deployments are getting larger. There are more deals for thousands or tens of thousands of users.Strangely, social software has the lowest adoption rate by enterprises that purchase SaaS solutions.Content, communications and collaboration (for example, web conferencing) solutions are the top selling type of SaaS, with a predicted revenue of $2.9 in 2010.Gartner analysts emphasized that SaaS should be differentiated from other cloud services, such as hosting or application management. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img klint finley Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

3 Case Studies: Solving Server Sprawl with Virtualization

first_imgalex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Frederick Memorial HealthcareDownload case studyQuebecor WorldDownload White Paper PDFQuebecor World Goes Virtual Organizations that consider virtualization often face issues that keep the operation from running at top performance. Server sprawl is a big problem that when addressed often allows companies to dramatically reduce the number of servers it maintains.The following case studies all demonstrate the opportunities that come when the decision is made to consolidate servers by implementing modern virtualization technology.American Institute of Certified Public Accountantslast_img read more