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Conservation District Seeks Submissions for Art Exhibits | News, Sports, Jobs

The Warren County Conservation District is seeking submissions for an art contest – Healthy Soil, Healthy Life. The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. “Life comes from the ground. Not just plant life, but all life,” the conservation district said in a statement. “What three things do all living […]

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Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Plans Groundwater Awareness Events

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, to increase awareness and protection of this vital resource on which 98% of residents of Geauga County count. National Groundwater Awareness Week serves as a helpful annual reminder to maintain wells and test and protect water and […]

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Lyon Co. Offers Support for Cottonwood Lake Cleanup Efforts | News, Sports, Jobs

MARSHALL – Water quality has become a big green issue for Cottonwood Lake, City of Cottonwood staff said. Algal blooms have affected recreation on the lake and closed the town beach in recent years. Community members want to clean up the lake, but they will need funding to help investigate possible solutions. On […]

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H2Ohio Producers Eligible for Next Phase of Program Incentives – Ohio Ag Net

Growers in the 10-county expansion area of ​​Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative are eligible to apply for the next phase of the program, which expands the conservation practices available.Producers were first able to enroll in three Best Management Practices (BMPs) – Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan (VMP), overwintering cover crops, and conservation crop rotation for small […]

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The public is invited to a recreation planning meeting on March 5 at Little Otter Creek Reservoir

Visitors can provide feedback on what outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreation planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . The event will include exhibits, exhibits and interactive games, models and activities. […]

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Our Owasco: Local Soil Health Workshops Build Resilience | Lifestyles

Our special Owasco for the citizen Last year, farmers experienced one of the wettest fall seasons on record in the region. “The rain is falling harder, faster and all at once,” said Sam Rose, a cattle rancher in Groton. With increasingly unpredictable and intense weather events, it is more important than ever to build the […]

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Voters will decide on conservation district renewal and mileage increase

MANISTEE COUNTY – Conserving an area’s natural resources is an ongoing commitment, and for the past seven decades, the Manistee Conservation District has sought to do just that. The district’s mission, according to its strategic plan, is to “implement programs and provide services, including technical assistance, that promote appreciation of the beauty and quality of […]

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3,500 trees donated to county residents

By DUNCAN DENT A local organization distributed about 3,500 trees in Madison County last week to promote conservation efforts across the county. Celia Miller, district administrator for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, said they had no problem disposing of the approximately 3,500 saplings they ordered for the event. . “Yeah, we donated […]

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Authorities are pushing to add Lake Owasco to the state’s list of impaired water bodies | Local News | Auburn, NY | Auburnpub.com

Cayuga County elected officials and water quality advocates are calling on New York State to add Lake Owasco to an official list of degraded water bodies, a step that would require the state to develop a detailed clean-up plan. The State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comment until Friday, Feb. 11 for its […]

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Upcoming February agendas from the City of Williamsburg

(WY Daily/Ben Mackin) WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg welcomes six meetings to Stryker Center this week. Below is City council working session The first meeting is a City Council business session to be held Monday, February 7, 2022 at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. Four presentations are on […]

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River District addresses controversial water speculation bill

An organization that works to keep water on the West Slope is trying to rewrite an unpopular bill aimed at preventing speculators from profiting from the water. The Colorado River Water Conservation District Board of Trustees voted at its January quarterly meeting to present lawmakers with an amendment to Senate Bill 29, which deals with […]

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Agricultural producers are the key to climate resilience

Minnesota’s climate is already changing, and we’re starting to see first-hand evidence of it. Increasingly heavy rains are hitting private properties and agricultural infrastructure. Recent drought conditions have damaged crops and burned residential lawns for all to see. Hazy skies with smoke from wildfires in Canada and the western United States lowered air quality across […]

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Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors | News, Sports, Jobs

HANCOCK – The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) is seeking candidates to run for its board of directors. On Saturday morning, the board met for a special meeting following the resignation of former member Lydia Lytle. Lytle, who served on the board for nearly two years, submitted a letter of resignation last week. […]

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Memoirs of February 1, 2022 | Local announcements

We want to hear from you. To submit information for inclusion in Briefs, email [email protected]; or by mail to Register-Star, Attention: Briefs, 364 Warren St., Unit 1, Hudson, NY 12534. For more information, call 315-661-2490. HUDSON – The annual Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District Tree Sale has begun. This sale offers bare root […]

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Join the PCSWCD for a snowshoe event at the Law Farm

Contributed • January 27, 2022 DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to kick off its fifth annual Families Outdoor Series with Snowshoeing Adventure at Law Farm. The goal of the Families Outdoors Series is to provide families with fun, active and engaging opportunities to enjoy the outdoors together. DOVER-FOXCROFT […]

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Utica Shale Drilling Benefits Ohio | News, Sports, Jobs

Editor, News-Register: Austin Lakes RV Park and Cabins is nestled on 1,300 acres in Jefferson County, where we provide space for guests from everywhere to come and enjoy what nature has to offer. Over the years we have leased our land to various companies to enable natural gas and oil development while using the revenue […]

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Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District seeks Christmas trees to reuse as wildlife habitat | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo provided – This is the drop-off point behind the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District, where the organization is accepting real Christmas trees until January 21. The Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District strives to reuse residents’ real Christmas trees. Residents who are unsure of what to do with their Christmas tree now that […]

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Hubbard County accepts 2 land donations

County land commissioner Mark “Chip” Lohmeier informed the board of directors of two possible acquisitions at their meeting on Tuesday (January 4th). County commissioners reluctantly approved the two, acknowledging that they have no control over who individuals sell their property to. First, Lohmeier explained that the Trust For Public Lands (TPL) had funding from the […]

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Wilbur E. Pflum | Obituary

TUSCOLA – Wilbur Eugene Pflum, 90, a longtime Tuscola resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Tuscola Health Care Center. Visitations will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. A Christian burial mass will follow […]

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Column: 2021 Highlights from Your Water and Sewer District | South Lake Tahoe

By John Thiel, Managing Director of STPUD SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif .– Not being outdone by 2020, 2021 fires delivered,evacuations, no more COVIDs, big winter storms and power outages. And once again our tough little mountain town came together to overcome and keep going. The South Tahoe Public Utility District was proud to play an […]

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Minnesota’s cleaned lakes and rivers show a way forward

LeMay Lake was doomed. Harmful levels of nutrients have leaked into the small, shallow lake for decades, swept away by stormwater draining from highways, homes, and sidewalks built over the past century. In 2014, to everyone’s surprise, nutrient pollution forced the state to add LeMay in the town of Eagan to its dastardly list of […]

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Soil conservation motivates Maryland winner Leopold

Persistence Creek Farm in Faulkner, Md., Was chosen as the first recipient of the Maryland Leopold Conservation Award. Kevin and Lauren Warring’s Farm is a grain, seafood and lumber business in Charles County. They received the $ 10,000 award at the recent Maryland Farm Bureau annual convention in Cambridge. Awarded in honor of renowned conservationist […]

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Community Supported Agriculture at Good Rain Farm in Gresham

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Getting fresh food near your home is more popular these days thanks to a subscription program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). A local farmer who participates in the CSA program, Michelle Week of Good Rain Farm in Gresham, showed KOIN 6 News how CSAs are also connecting more people to neighboring […]

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Nominations begin Monday for the 2022 elections; See which races will be on your ballot

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates who want to run for most local, state, federal or judicial office in 2022 can file for office from Monday December 6 to Friday December 17 at noon. At the county level, races that include the county commissioner, school board, sheriff and court clerk will be on the ballots in […]

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Mozingo Creek Watershed Landowners Attend Soil Conservation Meeting

At a meeting on November 16, about half of the landowners who own land within the 8,000-acre Mozingo Creek watershed heard about the cost-sharing programs available for the development of conservation practices on the lawn. from the Mozingo Lake Conference Center. The information meeting was planned by the Nodaway County Soil and Water Conservation District, […]

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Ross Swain and the Ellis Pond Sidekicks defend their beloved Silver Lake

Members of the Ellis Pond Sidekicks and the Lake Stewards of Maine pose at Roxbury Pond last summer during a vegetable paddle sponsored by Lake Stewards of Maine. The group discovered native and invasive aquatic plants in Maine. The event was chaired by Invasive Species Program Director Roberta Hill and Education and Outreach Coordinator Drew […]

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Chloride Pollution Top Concern for Minnesota’s Degraded Water | Wild news

It is proposed that over 70 water bodies in Scott and Carver counties be placed on Minnesota’s latest degraded water list. It is proposed to add Bevens Creek in Carver County, which empties into the Minnesota River, next year due to the presence of chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide. The creek, proposed to become Carver County’s […]

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2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Amendment Approved

Live shores are accepted as a natural alternative to prevent erosion along the shores of estuaries. Photo: UNC The 2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment has been approved and new official state recommendations to improve water quality and habitat can now be implemented. In unanimous decisions, the Coastal Resources Commission voted on November 10, the […]

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$ 2 million boost to CDA Lake

The Coeur d’Alene basin could see 11 nutrient reduction measures materialize in 2022 after state approval on Friday. Members of the Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Board ended their three-month assignment on Wednesday afternoon to recommend a package of projects aimed at improving the health of the lakeside city’s beloved body of water. A subset of […]

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Blackburn: State Will Eventually Lead Water Conservation Efforts | Region

BELTON – Bell County Judge David Blackburn has said he believes water conservation efforts in Texas will ultimately be state-driven. “The state has largely left water conservation in general to the local level,” he said. “Representatives of local communities, cities and river basin districts (…) come together to work out a plan which is adopted […]

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A new prairie skinning tool for farmers – Austin Daily Herald

Mower SWCD and USDA-NRCS Seek Partners to Enlist Cropland Parts After a heavy rain, Wayne DeWall would see the soil of his cultivated land in Mower County blow away into the springs of the South Branch of the Root River. In recent years, however, that has changed where DeWall has established sections of native vegetation […]

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$ 500,000 grant program will boost production of blueberry wine and other inventive uses of Maine’s special crops

Maine’s agricultural scene now has the money to become much more resilient. On Monday, the Mills Administration allocated a total of $ 492,039 to seven organizations in Maine to invest in innovative technologies and develop new markets for specialty crops in Maine, such as wild blueberries and potatoes. These grants were awarded under the U.S. […]

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Public agenda for November 3 | New

Public agenda Editor’s Note: The public agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for government and non-government agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email ([email protected]). Wednesday November 3 Monmouth Historical Commission – 6:00 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 Warren St. […]

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Mayor, stadium, school board: what are the stakes on election day

Local elections will be held Tuesday in communities across the state, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Glenda Dickey and Joe Sabo with the Santa Fe Absentee Ballot Board are shown Monday counting the Absentee, Federal ballots and foreigners at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. (Eddie Moore / Journal) It’s time to decide who will […]

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HPWD: Well Condition Reports Due 60 Days After Drilling | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo provided by High Plains Groundwater Conservation District # 1.) LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the HPWD: Water well license applicants are reminded to provide a completed State of Texas Well Report to the High Plains Groundwater Conservation District (HPWD) no later than 60 days after drilling. of […]

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Bumper crop of illegal pots in Oregon pushes call to send National Guard

SALEM, Oregon >> On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a surge in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that contained approximately 2 tonnes of processed marijuana and 17,500 potted plants. The raid illustrates that the proliferation of industrial-scale marijuana farms has become so […]

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2021 Elections: Abbott-Kenan vs. Dwire in Onondaga County Legislature Race

Syracuse, NY – Former television reporter Julie Abbott-Kenan of Skaneateles is seeking a new term in the Onondaga County Legislature against retired nurse Diane Dwire of Camillus. Abbott-Kenan was appointed to the seat of the 6th District of the Legislative Assembly in 2018 and successfully ran for the position in 2019. The district includes the […]

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Cody Conservation District Honors Former Supervisor | People

In August, the Cody Conservation District hosted an open house to thank those who served as supervisors in previous councils. The current board and staff had the opportunity to meet former supervisors and learn about how they had worked for natural resource conservation in Park County. These supervisors represented over 50 years of combined experience. […]

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Todd County farmer honored as Environmental Farmer of the Year

Waldorf entered two parcels of land, totaling 74 acres, in the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Improvement Program. The land will be permanently protected by a perpetual easement with the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) easement program. The program will restore up to five wetlands that were previously drained and cultivated. The remaining land will be returned to […]

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SWCD Supervisor Vote, US Citizenship, Academic Honors

Voting begins Monday for Richland SWCD board supervisor positions The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will hold an election of two supervisors to the board of directors of the Richland District Soil and Water Conservation Commission. The nominees are Lanny Hopkins, Jean McClintock and Mike Temple. Supervisors are interested and conservation-minded local leaders who […]

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More VEEs found

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department announced that two more mosquito samples collected last week in the city of West Monroe tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV). County and state health departments continue to work together to monitor the situation. Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang reminds people that “Although […]

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City Council: Athens Mayor Steve Patterson proclaims September 20 as the start of National Clean Energy Week in Athens

Athens city council discussed at its Monday night meeting the establishment of Clean Energy Week in Athens and the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city. The meeting began with an announcement from Councilor Sam Crowl of Ward D-3 that he is Pollution prevention week in Athens. Throughout the week, Ohio University and […]

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It’s a blow to the composting facility in the town of Sherman | News, Sports, Jobs

Lawmaker Bill Ward reviews plans for Slab City Organics with owner Greg Rater. Slab City Organics, owned and operated by Greg Rater of Sherman, was recently re-registered and certified as a Recognized Composting Facility. Through a sustained effort by Ward, under the leadership of Dave Spann of Chautauqua County Soil and Water, and Rob Halbohm, […]

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The “Dirt Lady” Retires After Three Decades of Service | New

Known affectionately as the “Dirt Lady,” Patty Dellinger retired from her tenure as director of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District after serving more than three decades in the department. Beginning with the county on July 11, 1988, as a typist, Dellinger worked his way up the departmental ladder to leadership. “I had […]

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County plans to expand Shaw wetlands

As part of a plan by Fayette County Commissioners to purchase additional property to expand Shaw’s wetlands, a resolution was recently signed to help secure a grant for the project. The Clean Ohio Fund-Green Space Conservation Program provides financial assistance for the conservation of green spaces. The resolution authorizes Brigitte Hisey, a natural resources specialist […]

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Watershed Conservation Program kicks off Zoom Forum Series on September 9

The Master Watershed Conservationist (MWC) program will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, with the first of eight forums, The Future of Our Watershed in the Hatch and Mesilla Valleys. See the event on Zoom at (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85286064996). Or, visit daswcd.org/master-watershed-conservation-program for the Zoom link and to subscribe to the forum. The event is […]

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Game & Fish Building is Fair Ready – Austin Daily Herald

The Game & Fish Building is ready for the 2021 Mower County Fair. Exhibitors include the Izaak Walton League – Austin Chapter 10, Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever, and the National Wild Turkey Federation – Cedar River Longbeards Chapter. On the first […]

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The Outer Banks Voice – Dare Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for community conservation assistance program

Dare Soil and Water Conservation District Now Accepting Community Conservation Assistance Program Applications By story submitted on August 6, 2021 Applications are now open for the Community Conservation Assistance Program. County of Dare The Dare Soil and Water Conservation District has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP). […]

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Clean Water Services asks the public to stay off Balm Grove property

“We know that historically this has been a popular gathering place in the community. However, the fish passage barrier poses a threat to anyone entering the site, ”said an email from Clean Water Services. The agency’s efforts to secure funding to remove the dam from Balm Grove suffered another setback after being denied a grant […]

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County Board Holds Busy Session | Government

Houston County Commissioners had plenty of items on their plates on Tuesday, July 27. After further discussions on the likely future duties of the county environmental services manager, the board approved a 10-point “consent agenda” with a single vote. This list included launching a competitive search to fill the aforementioned director position with a permanent […]

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2022 Local Working Group Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) | New

The Blackford County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host a meeting of the 2022 Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Local Working Group at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 25 as that meeting of Microsoft teams. This is due to COVID-19. Karen Kitterman of the Blackford County Soil and Water Conservation District will help […]

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Whitmer declares “Conservation District Day” on Saturday

Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed July 17 Conservation District Day across the state of Michigan to honor the hard work and dedication of Conservation Districts providing vital information to the people of Michigan preserving the state’s natural resources for generations to come. “Today, I am happy to join Governor Whitmer in recognizing our conservation districts, which […]

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Marples named Morgan County Conservation Farm for 2021 for its managed beef operation – The Morgan Messenger

Virginia and John Marple at their local farm in eastern Morgan County. by Heather Duncan John and Virginia Marple own and operate a feeder calf operation in Berkeley Springs. They were selected by Morgan County Supervisors as the 2021 Morgan County Conservation Farm. This is the first step in the West Virginia Conservation Farm of […]

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Big Hollow Lake unveils quality plan to tackle water problems

The Big Hollow Water Quality Symposium began, as it should, with a downpour. “Whoever brought the rain; we needed it,” Des Moines County Conservation Director Chris Lee said Wednesday night when the meeting opened at the Hickory Shelter House – after moving to inside when a thunderstorm flooded the tent outside. “It’s a water quality […]

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Even in these high-tech times, farmers still find old-fashioned networks useful.

June 26 — Call it old school networking. They could do it through Zoom, YouTube, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or many other ways people are using technology to stay connected to each other in 2021. And they do, to some extent. If you’ve ever visited a modern farm, you’ll find that […]

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Space available for summer conservation camps | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo submitted to The Times Observer Campers make blue bird boxes at a summer camp in the Warren County Conservation District. Spaces are still available for the 2021 Warren County Conservation District summer conservation camps. The theme this year for all our summer camps is “Where the wild things are.” “Come and discover the wild […]