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Will Eating Dirt Make Us Smarter?

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

Back in 2014, there was a lot of buzz about how a bacteria found in soil may help reduce depression. But that’s not the only thing dirt might be good for. Additional research shows that same bacteria might even make us smarter. Let’s start with depression.  Based on results in lung cancer patients, who said […]

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Evaluating Apprenticeship Applications & Conducting Effective Interviews

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

This our third in the series to help you find and work with apprentices and interns. Last week, we talked about how to be clear about what kind of opportunity you have to offer, and the kind of person you’d like to work with. Now, let’s talk about evaluating applications and conducting effective interviews. Go […]

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Considering Hiring an Apprentice or Intern? Questions to Ask Yourself First

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

The national average age of U.S. ranchers and farmers is approaching 60, and less than two percent of the U.S. population is currently dedicated to producing food. Experienced producers have decades of accumulated knowledge–and unless we find ways to pass this on to the next generation, the value of this experience may be lost. Given […]

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One Step Closer to Lyme Disease Vaccine

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on One Step Closer to Lyme Disease Vaccine

Thanks to Josh Babcock, College of Veterinary Medicine,Washington State University for this article. Researchers have discovered the reason that Lyme disease can cause persistent arthritis. It’s a “shield” that protects our antibodies from attacking and destroying the part of the bacterium that causes arthritis. Troy Bankhead, associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, […]

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Woven Wire Fencing Hack

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Consider This, Fencing  /  1 Comment

If you’ve worked with rolls of woven wire fencing, you know how heavy they can be and how awkward it can be to try to unroll and set up. Repairman Jared decided to build his own solution, a rig he can hook to his tracker to hold the roll and make it easy to unroll. […]

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