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Iowa Loses Solar Opportunity

In mid-July, the state of Iowa gave up a $1 million grant that would have helped the state take steps to become a national leader in solar power, just as it has with wind energy. The U.S. Department of Energy grant was aimed at analyzing state policies that affect solar energy, and assist them in removing barriers to expanding solar in the state.

Eating Is Education

Food culture in America is changing. In the book Lunch Wars, author Amy Kalafa describes her concern that her children were exposed to unhealthful school food. She investigated and then approached the superintendent of schools to share her findings.

His response? “It was not the school district’s responsibility to feed the kids, just to educate them.” Citizens across the nation are speaking up with challenges to this statement.

Grazing, Stock Handling, and Water Management Featured

Want a chance to talk all things grazing? You can at the 14th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference!

A major focus this year is stock handling, especially low-stress handling techniques and demonstrations. Other hot topics include water management on rangelands and mob grazing.

The two-day conference features expert researchers and ranchers – a potent combination. It will be held August 12-13 at the Kearney Holiday Inn. Farmers and ranchers from several states will attend. You’ll be able to share ideas from across the region while meeting some experts on grazing management.

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