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  • Innovating in Agriculture with Local Farmer Jon Branstrator

    [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocal farmer, Jon Branstrator from Clarksville, Ohio came to speak to Corey Cockerill’s Intro to Ag Communications class on November 3 about being an innovator in agriculture. Branstrator’s farm has been in his family since 1821. He said his father practiced “traditional” farming methods—corn and soybean rotations. Branstrator said, “I wanted to break away from what

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  • Women in Ag Dinner “Living Comfortably Uncomfortable”

    On October 26 Wilmington College Women in AG committee hosted their annual dinner.  The young ladies in the agriculture majors on campus were invited to listen to guest speaker Tara Durbin, Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Farm Credit Mid American, whom is a 2001 Wilmington College graduate.  Tara spoke to us about “Living Comfortably

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  • Halter Breaking: WC Students Versus Cattle

    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ilmington College (WC) freshmen spent the past three weeks “halter breaking” calves at the college farm. The purpose of the experience was to learn how to alter livestock behavior through traditional and humane methods. WC Professor Monte Anderson, Professor Harold Thirey, and Farm Manager Randy Gerber developed a set of guidelines for the students to follow

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  • WC Haunted Trail Success for Campus and Community

    The Wilmington College Haunted Trail ran by the Collegiate 4-H with assistance from the Aggies was held on October 21 and 22. Explained by Margaret Kwiatkowski, “The Haunted Trail is actually a memoriam trail to Josh Keith, a previous member who started the trail. All the proceeds from both nights go to his memorial.” Collegiate

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  • Obama Mentions Wilmington Tackling “Brain Drain”

    In a recent news article by President Obama, Clinton County, Ohio and something called a “fellow” was mentioned. “In Clinton County, Ohio, young people have organized to tackle the brain drain, creating a fellowship program that matches local businesses with college students home for the summer. And those young people aren’t just learning, they’re leading-

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  • Reviewing WC’s Fall Ag Lobby Trip

    Students and faculty from Wilmington College (WC) returned recently from a trip to Washington, D.C., where they trained and practiced to be advocates for change—in this case, attempting to reverse the dramatic downward trend of bee and butterfly populations. According to researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS), one in

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  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Speaks to WC About the Future

    by staff writers Megan Canfield and Grace Barger On September 22, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Wilmington College’s campus for a tour of the new Center for Science and Agriculture (CSA) to offer commentary on matters related to rural development. The new CSA building was made possible by a $19.7 million low-interest long-term [32

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  • D.C. Bound!

    In just a few short days, students of Wilmington College will be taking flight to Washington D.C. for the first lobby trip of the year. From Sunday the 25th to Tuesday the 27th of September, the group of lobbyists will be exploring D.C. and actively lobbying their opinions on pollinators within agriculturalist eyes to the

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  • Stop Putting Down Education Majors

    Editorial by Grace Barger Growing up in a house where my mom is a teacher, I learned a lot about the educational system and its many benefits and pitfalls. When I first told my mom, a Wilmington College Alumni, that I was going to be a teacher, she told me “I hope you’re joking. The

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