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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 28, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Fourteen freshmen members of the West Holmes FFA chapter attended Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Sept. 24-26. Greenhand Camp is a personal development camp designed to pump up the new members and introduce them to the FFA and the opportunities the program offers. Members who attended were: Clay Armstrong, Madee […]

Ohio, Pa. FFAers place at convention

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pictured (left to right): Coach Rachael Topp, Sage Kopronica, Ben Miller, Tessa Topp, Tyler Topp and John Eberly. INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization held its 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Career development event winners were announced at the annual awards banquet during the convention.

New diesel emissions standards to affect farmers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FARGO, N.D. – Starting Jan. 1, 2011, farmers will see changes in new diesel-powered farm equipment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has mandated new diesel engine exhaust emission standards in its Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rules. These new emission standards will impact only new equipment. “The EPA has adopted a multitiered, comprehensive national exhaust emission […]

National FFA Convention sets record attendance

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS –The 83rd National FFA Convention concluded Oct. 23 on a high note: The organization set an all-time event attendance record with a total crowd of 54,942 members, advisors, sponsors and guests. The organization also recognized the service of and bid farewell to its longtime national FFA adviser, Dr. Larry D. Case, who will retire […]

Former New Farmers of America members honored by FFA

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — For 30 years, two organizations evolved and prospered. With similar goals, ideals and often coinciding paths, each group developed leaders who would become pioneers in their communities and in agriculture. One of these organizations is the National FFA Organization, today boasting more than 525,000 members. The other, the New Farmers of America (NFA), […]

New York website to focus on grass and its green energy potential

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The New York Biomass Energy Alliance has launched a new website for farmers, landowners and renewable energy supporters who see grass as a potential form of available, renewable energy. Contributors are lined up from the North Country, the Catskills, the central Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley. Hilary Mayton, a Cornell scientist […]

USDA plans initiative to help farmers with on-farm oil spill regulation

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PEMBINA, N.D. — A pilot initiative, designed by the Department of Agriculture to help agricultural producers comply with revised regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency, has been unveiled for eight states. The pilot program is intended to prevent and mitigate fuel and oil spills on their operations. States participating in the Natural Resources Conservation Service […]

New wheels for Secrest Arboretum director requires new power source

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum has switched to a battery-powered truck for his daily work.

Want to dairy in Wisconsin? Why not apprentice?

Monday, October 25, 2010

SEYMOUR, Wis. — Wisconsin is using formal apprenticeship as an innovative way to get new, qualified dairy farmers on the land. GrassWorks, the statewide grazing organization, is the industry sponsor for a new dairy grazier apprenticeship. Similar to the well-established model used for plumbers, bricklayers and electricians, the dairy grazier apprenticeship will combine classroom education […]

Greenhouse gas, fuel efficiency standards proposed for trucks, buses

Monday, October 25, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. This comprehensive national program is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels […]


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