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Here’s How a Farmer Goes Viral

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Here’s How a Farmer Goes Viral

From flight attendant/comedian/water polo enthusiast to losing everything because of a back injury, to learning how to read in spite of dyslexia and ADHD, studying for a PhD, buying a farm, and dancing to heal – that’s how you go viral. (And what to do when you’ve got all that attention!)

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Mirror Reduces Stress and Increases Animal Happiness.

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  ARS, Consider This  /  1 Comment

Even if you’re not raising pigs, you can get something useful from the Agricultural Research Service’s Sandra Avant showing the importance of companionship to reduce stress, even when it’s only an animal’s own reflection.

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Grizzlies of the Corn

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Grizzlies of the Corn

At first bear experts were skeptical that grizzlies had actually learned to love corn. But when they saw the damage being done to this Montana dairy’s crops, they stepped in to help.

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Farmer to Save 1 Billion Gallons of Water a Year Thanks to a Conservation Partnership

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Farmer to Save 1 Billion Gallons of Water a Year Thanks to a Conservation Partnership

Wolfe Family Farm and The Freshwater Trust are working together to transition nearly 1,100 acres of forage and grain crops from flood irrigation to pivot sprinkler irrigation. The Freshwater Trust, a nonprofit freshwater conservation and restoration organization, received nearly $1.4 million from the Oregon Water Resources Department to cover upgrading irrigation infrastructure, transferring points of […]

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The Failure of Reduction When It Comes to Working With People

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

Remember the movie Better Off Dead? That movie is a family Christmas tradition for us. Lane Meyer has to ski a dangerous mountain to prove himself to Beth. He seeks advice and receives the most boiled-down help imaginable. While entirely accurate, it is incorrect and Lane barely escapes injury. I was talking to our children recently […]

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