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2013-07-31 23:34:48

Individuals work to increase participation of girls and women in technology and computing Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is pleased to announce that its Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ruthe Farmer, will be among 11 individuals honored at the White House as “Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion” on Wednesday, July 31st. The event will recognize these individuals for their extraordinary work around...

2013-07-31 23:32:26

With Farmer’s Market season in full swing, Almost Nuts! urges people to come out to meet them and grab a free sample! (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Farmer’s Market season is always a busy time of year for Almost Nuts! Many people are out and about purchasing local produce and sampling locally made products. It is a perfect time of year to see what the local farmers and businesses have to offer. Many of the markets go well into October, so there are still many opportunities to go out and...

Tiny Single-celled Organisms Have Amazingly Complicated Social Lives
2013-07-30 09:06:00

Washington University in St. Louis In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them to new locations and harvests them like crops. D. discoideum enjoyed a brief spell in the media spotlight, billed as the world's smallest farmer. Now a collaboration of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University...

2013-07-24 23:03:36

Exploring the latest innovations in feed utilization. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 American Farmer proudly announces Westway Feed Products will be featured in an upcoming episode airing later this year on RFD-TV. In this episode, American Farmer will explore Westway Feed, a global supplier of agricultural-based liquid solutions that is committed to providing the agricultural industry with world class service and the best available molasses-based products. Viewers will be educated on...

Farmers Increasingly Plagued By 'Weedy' Strains Of Rice
2013-07-18 12:36:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past decade or so the de-domestication of rice has increasingly plagued farmer's fields, with "weedy" strains of the grain cutting agricultural yields by as much as 80 percent. Being domesticated thousands of years ago in both Africa and Asia, the de-domestication of rice also provided an interesting case study for two biologists at Washington University in St. Louis who recently published a genetic analysis of both types of...

2013-07-12 23:04:59

Exploring the latest innovations and advancements in agriculture. Spirit Lake, IA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Tri-States Grain Conditioning announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. In this episode, American Farmer will take a behind-the-scenes look at grain conditioning and preservation. Viewers will learn about Tri-States Grain Conditioning's 30 plus years of experience providing innovative grain temperature and...

2013-06-25 23:22:58

Colle Farmers Market stresses the need for more organic farms to sell products online and why it could benefit them to market to a larger audience. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 On June 25, Colle Farmers Market, the first national online organic farmers market, stresses the need for more organic farms to sell products online and explains how it could change the way farming works. Founded last year, Colle Farmers Market is the first organic online farmers market. Though the market is...


Latest Farmer Reference Libraries

Plough (Plow)
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way, since human powered plows were not as sufficient, that farmers plowed their fields. In places where...

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2008-05-07 17:00:28

The Boerboel is a very large South African working breed. It was originally bred to be a farmer's dog and to defend the homestead. It is a heavy mastiff breed that is obedient, intelligent and dominant. It is thought that the breed was derived from interbreeding African species with French, British and Dutch breeds. The Boerboel should stand 23 to 28 inches high and can weigh between 154 and 200 pounds. It is a well-balanced, substantial breed. Its head is one of its most recognizable...

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Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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