Find Ways to Increase Profit at Commodity Classic Trade Show

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Find Ways to Increase Profit at Commodity Classic Trade Show Previous articleSupreme Court Will Not Hear Chesapeake Bay Cleanup CaseNext articleIndiana Grown Program Expands to Include Veterans Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Feb 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter Becks PFR at ClassicThis week many Indiana farmers, and corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers from around the country, will head for the Big Easy and Commodity Classic in New Orleans. A good time awaits but they’ll be looking for good answers too, ways to trim just a little more input cost out of the operation or squeeze an extra bushel out of every acre this year.It will be the largest Commodity Classic trade show ever, and Indiana based Beck’s Hybrids will be there to share their newest Practical Farm Research. Ryan White says specialists will be on hand to talk about nitrogen rates and seeding rates.“We’ve always been pushing for yield and we’ve always got to balance yield with economics and find that right balance,” he told HAT. “Matching that to the soils, there’s some really good research around that. Nitrogen rates and timing, we’ve done a lot of not only research in Indiana but multiple locations, so multiple environments. And longer term there is a lot of work that we’re looking at. How do you get the most out of genetics through multi-genetic planting, multi-hybrid planting in your farms into the future.”Beck’s will feature daily PFR presentations on their water management study and the future of narrow row corn planting.White is Regional Business Manager for Beck’s Precision Farming where they deal with all the precision equipment farmers have and the data they’re collecting.“We’re working with farmers to bring that together and find ways to enhance and improve management practices. A lot of what we do with that technology is incremental gain over time, so it’s really about combing through the data, finding those agronomic tidbits and putting them to work on the farm. So Beck’s started investing in this and it’s an area we want to continue to help farmers with as we move forward.”He said those farmers who have invested in the equipment recently who might not have used the technology in their combine or planter or sprayer, are starting to want to learn more.“It has been ‘well I’ve had it here but I haven’t quite figured out that first step and what to do,’ so Beck’s has got field advisors out there. They know the monitors, they know the equipment, and putting that together with our Practical Farm Research we’re able to start helping them put that equipment to work with the management and agronomy research that we’ve got.” SHARE Find Ways to Increase Profit at Commodity Classic Trade Show SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports receives $1,000 from Chittenden Bank

first_imgSource: KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. (Oct. 20, 2009) –### Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports recently received a donation from Chittenden Bank in the amount of $1,000 to support year round recreational programming for adults with disabilities.”We believe sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual,” said Erin Fernandez, executive director. “We extend an enormous thanks to Chittenden for this donation that will help us to underwrite some of the costs of our adaptive programs and allow more people with disabilities to participate.”The cost of an outing with Vermont Adaptive for the consumer can range from a $15 for a two hour canoeing session to $90 for a full day ski lesson, including instructors, ticket and adaptive equipment. All of the school and advocacy groups that the organization works with are also subsidized by Vermont Adaptive; school groups are charged a reduced rate starting at 50% off, and participants receive the same one on one experience as any individual who participates.The average true expense of a lesson or outing to the organization is approximately $120.00 per individual per outing per activity. Yet, it receives only $60,000 in program fees each year. This year Vermont Adaptive has set a goal of raising an additional $60,000 in underwriting support on an annual basis. Chittenbank is just one example of local businesses giving back to their community.”We are proud to provide funding to bring sports and recreation activities to more individuals with disabilities,” said Kathy Schirling, director of marketing and community services.Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport works with individuals who have a wide range of physical, mental and developmental disabilities. Both volunteers and staff provide instruction and assistance to these individuals to ensure maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from their experience. About Chittenden BankChittenden Bank, which has proudly served individuals and businesses statewide since 1906 is a division of People’s United Bank, a federally-chartered savings bank with $20 billion in assets. People’s United Bank provides consumer and commercial banking services through a network of more than 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People’s United Bank provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.  For more information please call 800-545-2236 or visit www.chittenden.com(link is external).Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is the only year-round disabled sports program with daily programming in the state, which is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. The organization promotes independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients from all over the world in three locations in Vermont – Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. For more information, visit www.vermontadaptive.org(link is external).last_img read more

Rummenigge wants Alaba to finish career at Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is a firm believer that David Alaba should stay at the club for the rest of his career. The versatile Austrian is being linked with a move to Manchester City, as he stalls over a new contract at Bayern. But Rummenigge is a huge fan of the ability and personality of Alaba, and he feels the player still has a lot to offer Bayern in the coming years. “First of all, I have to say about David that he had a great season,” Rummenigge told Sky Germany. “It was born out of necessity that he had to play at centre-back because we had several injuries, and then Hansi [Flick, Bayern coach] put him in this position. “He did it with flying colours. We haven’t had a ‘chief’ in defence for some time now, one who really takes the reins in hand and sets the tone there and simply acts as the head of the defensive unit – he did that.Advertisement Loading… “This has been seen especially in these coronavirus times. In these empty stadiums, his instructions showed how well he organised it at the back. Even with his style of play he is a very, very important player for us, we don’t need to talk about that. read also:Man City plan mega summer spend for Torres, Alaba, Lautaro “I am nevertheless optimistic that at the end of the day we will find a solution that David will even end his career here. “I have always said that, for me, David is actually something like Franz Beckenbauer. He is the first player to play again at this level like Franz back then. “I think David knows what he has at Bayern, and we know what we have in David.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Trojans suffer worst loss in 12 years

first_imgLaMichael James burst through the Trojans’ defensive line for 10 yards and another first down. Only this time, he fumbled as he was tackled to the ground and USC safety Will Harris recovered the ball, returning it 66 yards for a touchdown.At least, that’s what it looked like. After reviewing the play, officials overturned the fumble, ruling that James’ knee was down before he lost control of the ball.Daily Trojan | Dieuwertje KastIt was that kind of night for the No. 4-ranked Trojans, who suffered their worst loss since a 27-0 shutout against Washington in 1997. James ran for 184 yards and one touchdown and quarterback Jeremiah Masoli piled on 386 yards of total offense as the Ducks rolled to a 47-20 triumph over USC (6-2, 3-2 Pacific-10).Oregon fans, clad in black and dark green, rushed the field after the final whistle sounded on the Trojans’ second loss at Autzen Stadium in three years. The Ducks (7-1, 5-0) had previously defeated USC 24-17 in 2007.“We just got beat up up front,” USC safety Taylor Mays said. “We didn’t tackle well, and they busted us. They hit us in the mouth, and they kept hitting us in the mouth.”For the third straight year, the Trojans watched their national title hopes melt away in the Oregon rain. Last season, they fell to Oregon State, 11 months after their previous ill-fated visit to Eugene.But neither of those games was decided by more than a touchdown. In fact, the Trojans had not lost by more than seven points since a 27-16 loss to Notre Dame in 2001.This proved to be a much more lopsided defeat, as Oregon’s 47 points were the most allowed by any USC squad since UCLA scored 58 in 1996. The Ducks’ 613 yards on offense — 391 of those came on the ground — were second only to the 623 Notre Dame racked up against the Trojans in 1946.“We’ve never been in something like that,” said USC coach Pete Carroll. “They did everything they wanted to do. It was really pretty easy for them.”This latest loss puts the Trojans’ streaks of seven consecutive Pac-10 titles and seven straight BCS appearances in serious jeopardy. Meanwhile, the Ducks, undefeated in Pac-10 play, look primed to take their first conference crown since 2001.Masoli, who passed for 222 yards and ran for another 164 on his way to two scores, put the Ducks up 10-3 on a 3-yard run late in the first quarter. Minutes later, USC quarterback Barkley threw a 3-yard strike to Ronald Johnson to tie the game.Barkley, who completed 21 of 38 throws for 187 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, directed several efficient drives to keep it close in the first half. But the Trojans’ defense would never find a way to slow down the Ducks, who led 24-17 at halftime.James was especially difficult to stop, running all over the field in a performance that may have reminded USC fans of Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers. Another diminutive running back, Rodgers gave the Trojans fits in the Beavers’ upset win last year and also accounted for 169 yards of offense a week ago at the Coliseum.“We had trouble tackling him,” Carroll said of James. “We had him stopped in the backfield three, four, five times, and he spun around, ducked around, and got out and made some big plays.”Over the next two quarters, USC struggled to get anything going while James and Masoli continued to carve up the Trojans’ defense.With 5:50 left in the third quarter, James took the ball into the end zone from 5 yards out to increase the lead to 14. Fellow redshirt freshman Kenjon Barner scored on a 3-yard run to make it 41-20 at the end of the quarter.On defense, the Ducks shut down the Trojan attack. After gaining 193 yards and finding the end zone twice in the first half, USC could only manage a single field goal over the final 30 minutes.It was certainly a new experience for the Trojans, but mostly, it was just downright bewildering.“I can’t even believe it right now,” said running back Joe McKnight. “I didn’t lose like this in high school, and I haven’t lost like this [in college]. Just to have that feeling for the first time, I hate it.”last_img read more