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Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Awarded $10k from Perdue Foundation

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Awarded $10k from Perdue Foundation Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Awarded $10k from Perdue Foundation SHARE Facebook Twitter Perdue Farms has the initiative to improve the planet through the education of Indiana farmers and producers. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has awarded the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) $10,000. CCSI is a program of the Indiana Conservation Partnership with a mission of improving soil health on Indiana cropland. “Our partnership with Perdue will further help CCSI to address environmental concerns as well as help our Indiana farmers become more resilient to extreme weather events and challenging market conditions,” CCSI Director Lisa Holscher said.In the Washington, Indiana area alone, the Perdue Farms Turkey Operation consists of 180 farm family partners who rear Perdue flocks and approximately 150 local grain farmers who provide corn to feed the flocks. In addition, Perdue purchases over 70,000 ton of soybean meal annually with soybeans provided by grain farmers from across the state of Indiana. The positive impact of CCSI would give a direct benefit to Perdue’s local farmers and ranchers.“The Indiana Conservation Partnership, through its Conservation Cropping System Initiative, has a long, successful history of educating farmers and communities on ways to improve soil health on Indiana cropland, especially through the use of cover crops,” said Steve Levitsky, Vice President of Sustainability for Perdue Farms. “At Perdue, we believe in addressing the health of soils to ensure farmers have sustainable, viable cropland while benefiting the environment.”The funds requested of the Perdue Foundation will go towards supporting CCSI soil health outreach and education efforts. Since 2011, through an active outreach and education program that includes farmer-mentors, researchers, and top soil-health advisors, CCSI has held education events that have reached over 26,000 attendees.  A consistent, science-based, farmer-proven soil health message has been core to the increased adoption of soil health practices, including cover crops – which now rank third, behind corn and soybeans as Indiana’s most commonly grown crop.“We are honored to invest in a program like this. It not only educates the farmers on healthy practices but also enriches the soil and improves the environment,” said Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIn Louisville a New Kinze Planter and a New Kind of Seed Company on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleAg Lenders Say Farmers Depend on Off-Farm Income Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 20, 2019 last_img read more

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Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Boys Basketball Scores   (2-1)Batesville  83     Hauser  61Jennings County  54     South Ripley  39East Central  58     North Decatur  54Jac-Cen-Del  64     South Dearborn  48Franklin County  55     Talawanda  43Switzerland County  58     Milan  53Oldenburg Academy  63     Indy Math & Science  45New Castle  55     Rushville  51Waldron  65     Rising Sun  49Clarksville  103     Southwestern Hanover  37Morristown  51     Knightstown  49Greenfield Central  56     Eastern Hancock  44Edinburgh  56     Baptist Academy  40Girls Basketball Scores   (2-1)Batesville  53     Franklin County  24Jac-Cen-Del  51     Switzerland County  48Madison  70     South Ripley  23Shawe Memorial  53     Milan  33Rushville  49     Connersville  33Southwestern Hanover  49     Rising Sun  35Indian Creek  55     South Decatur  50Eastern Hancock  73     Hauser  66Southwestern Shelby  72     Knightstown  49last_img read more

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Mr. William E. “Bill” Scott

first_imgMr. William E. “Bill” Scott, age 93, of Marietta Georgia, passed away at comfort in his own home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 23, 2020. William was born in Florence, Indiana to William Searcy and Mildred Anna (Bramier) Scott. As a young man he was a farmer, truck driver, and a heavy equipment operator. Bill was inducted into the United States Army on February 5, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as a Paratrooper in World War II with the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion in the Philippines and Japan from August 1945 to October 1946. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. Bill was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on December 3, 1946. After the war, he returned home to Switzerland County, Indiana. Once he arrived home, he was united in marriage to Katherine Riley on July 26, 1947. He owned a large truck for hauling logs and worked as a logger while also continuing to farm. In the 50’s they moved to Lexington Kentucky, where he built homes as a carpenter and concrete finisher. In the early 60’s the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Bill worked as a car salesman at Phil Tonkan Pontiac until 1974. Bill and Katherine moved to Roswell, Georgia in 1974 before moving to Marietta, Georgia. Bill worked at Tom Jumper Chevrolet for 31 years as a manager until he retired at the age of 78. William loved farming. He even bought a farm later in life, so the family had a place to go for the summers. He enjoyed staying busy with his hobbies such as horses, boating, camping, making furniture, yard work, fixing and repairing anything that he could. He was the best driver ever as he could drive anything. He truly believed it was important to not be a burden on others and that most people are good. William was a generous, hard-working gentleman; never quitting until the end. Above all else he loved his wife, his family and our country.William will be deeply missed by his wife of 73 years, Katherine Scott of Marietta, GA; his daughter, Sherry Kay Scott French; his son Stephen Scott and Jeff Scott and his wife, Lailani; his grandchildren, Nichole Scott, Erika Scott, Jessica French, Jediah French and his wife, Jody, Abigail Peelman, Kelly Scott, Gina Blair, Barbra Shultz Adams, and Margie Oglesby and his great-grandchildren, Jude French, Jace French, Justin French, Ashtyn Peelman, Noah Scott, Aiden Hellenbrand, Blaine Fernandez, Desiree Shultz, and Dylan Schultz.William was preceded in death by his parents, William Searcy and Mildred Anna (Bramier) Scott; his son, Michael Scott; his grandchildren, Remero Fernandez, twins, Alivia Fay and Ava Kay Peelman; his beloved siblings, Donald Scott, Norman Scott, Eddie Scott, Ladora Cook and Dorothy Wiggins.A Family Graveside Services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2020 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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Wisconsin heads to Northwest for first road tests

first_imgComing off its first win of the season at home Sunday against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team is headed to the Northwest for its first road trip of the season.Wisconsin (1-0) will square off with the Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-0) Friday night in Spokane, Wash., and then make the trek of a mere 76 miles south to Pullman, Wash., for its game Sunday afternoon against the Washington State Cougars (0-2).Even though it is very early in Wisconsin’s season, junior guard Morgan Paige and the rest of the Badgers realize the importance of the two upcoming road tests.“It’s going to be a trip. … These are going to be two big games for us,” Paige said. “I feel like if we can get these we’ll get moving in the right direction for the season, but they’re going to be really competitive, and they’re going to be good games.”Between the two games, the game Friday against Gonzaga could prove to be the tougher of the two simply because of the reputation the Bulldogs have built in the West Coast Conference over the last several seasons. Gonzaga has won the conference title eight years in a row under the direction of head coach Kelly Graves, and it has accumulated only nine losses in conference play during that period.Gonzaga’s domination has not been limited to the WCC, as it has amassed seasons of 25 wins or more six times over the last seven seasons, along with four-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.The Bulldogs’ impressive run as of late, highlighted by two trips to the Sweet Sixteen and one to the Elite Eight over the last three years, has Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey looking forward to the opportunity of playing a high-quality opponent.“Gonzaga is a ranked opponent and has been to the NCAA Tournament; the last five or six years in a row they have won their conference, so that would be a good game to win,” Kelsey said. “That would boost our confidence a lot to play a ranked team and a very well-coached team.”This year’s Gonzaga squad lost its top three point-scorers from last year, but sophomore guard Keani Albanez has stepped up off the bench and leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points per game. If Wisconsin hopes to beat Gonzaga, limiting Albanez and junior guard Haiden Palmer (13.5 points per game) will be critical.The game against Washington State Sunday is a rematch of last year’s game, in which the Cougars emerged victorious 69-51. Despite having its fair share of difficult seasons in the past and starting off this year winless, WSU is by no measure a sure victory for Wisconsin, especially since the Badgers lost to the Cougars last year. But Wisconsin will be looking to avenge last season’s loss.“Washington State, they beat us last year, so you want to get some payback there and prove that, ‘Hey, we’re just as good,’” Kelsey said. “We may not have played as well last year, but this is a different year with different players.”Although WSU has lost its first two games, it has not gone down without a fight in either game, as it took South Dakota State to overtime and Minnesota to double overtime before losing both games. The key to the Cougars’ success, at least at this point in the season, is freshman guard Lia Galdeira, who tallied a freshman record 33 points in the loss to Minnesota.Just like the game against Gonzaga, Wisconsin will have to contain lethal scorers, especially Galdeira, to give itself a chance to win against WSU.As for the lineup for the Badgers for both games, taking into mind that basketball is a game of momentum and runs, Kelsey said does not have anything set in stone and plans to continue to utilize players whenever and wherever she may need them.“Games are what you need at that moment. You can have a plan but that doesn’t always work out. It’s who’s hot, who’s not, who can guard the other players, who’s smart enough to make the decisions [on the court],” Kelsey said. “We have a lot of people that can play in a lot of different combos; we just look to maximize who’s doing well out there at that time.”If Kelsey can manage the rotation of players as effectively as she did against UW-Milwaukee – a game in which 11 players saw action and four scored in double figures – Wisconsin will put itself in solid position to win both games.Clearly, the biggest question coming into the game is Wisconsin’s identity for a young team early in the season, and these two road games should do a lot to answer that question.“It’s really going to show if everyone is ready to go, where we are standing in regards to where we need to improve in areas,” Paige said. “… As soon as you get away from the Kohl Center, it’s a whole different ball game. It will be interesting to see how the new ones do.”last_img read more

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