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Goals of Bio-Security

Bio-security is described as procedures intended to protect humans or animals against disease or harmful biological agents.  Bio-security should be on the forefront of all pork producer’s minds, as well as having an appropriate plan for their operations.   527 more words

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Young Farmers and the Rising Cost of Machinery.

When it comes to farming, one of the most important pieces to the puzzle, besides a piece of ground, is farm equipment.  Farm equipment comes in many different types, colors, brands, and sizes.  946 more words

Agriculture

Raising Livestock: Lessons that last a Lifetime

As a kid my favorite thing to do when I returned home from school was doing my chores for the day. As odd as that sounds for a kid to say, it was because my chores involved dealing with the livestock that I grew up with. 850 more words

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A Night at the WIU Bull Sale

On March 10th, 2017 the WIU Livestock Center was filled with everyone from the young boy with the oversized cowboy hat to the older gentleman that must use his cane to get around. 707 more words

Agriculture

Baylor fires associate director for football operations

Scandal-plagued Baylor dismissed its associate director for football operations about a month after he was hired, USA TODAY Sports confirmed late Monday night.

DeMarkco Butler was hired Feb. 320 more words

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WIU Organic Research Program: A Student Worker Perspective

Tucked away off of a gravel road just 18 miles north of Western Illinois University’s campus sits the Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, a unique 77-acre tract that was pesticide-free for decades, even before it was used for official organic production. 739 more words

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Growing Up as a Farmer's Daughter

“I am a farmer.”

Those words mean so much to me. I know that any occupation is going to have those who abuse or misuse the category they fall under.  733 more words

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