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Agriculture News For June, 2018

  • How farming is helping students with learning disabilities find work
    Date: June 29, 2018
    Source: Agriculture News

    "HELPING out at local farms and gardens has allowed students to boost their chances of getting a job when they leave school. Pupils with learning disabilities or autism from Mabel Prichard School in Blackbird Leys, Endeavour Academy in Barton and City of Oxford College are celebrating after finishing a year working with at Wytham's FarmAbility."

  • Teen takes different approach to farming
    Date: June 25, 2018
    Source: Agriculture News

    "It's a very common scene on prairie farms, but what's uncommon about this scenario is that Ebeling is just 14. This will be his second crop, which comprises 21 acres of barley on the family farm and 17 acres of canola on land he's renting from a neighbour. And to make the scene even more uncommon, he's farming with vintage equipment: a 1950 McCormick Super W6 tractor pulling a 1929 John Deere steel wheel seed drill."

  • Students manage fish, plant farm through program
    Date: June 10, 2018
    Source: Agriculture News

    ""The plants need the fish and the fish need the plants," explained junior Tamia Davidson as she demonstrated how the system works. Kale, Swiss chard, collard greens and mint plants grow with their roots suspended in water on tables connected to the tilapia tank."

  • Which of your fruits and veggies are the dirtiest?
    Date: June 04, 2018
    Source: Agriculture News

    "And the winner of the fruit with the most pesticide residues goes tostrawberries. For the third straight year, strawberries topped the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables laden with the most pesticides."

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