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Make Farms Safer By Planting The Right Messages
2012-06-12 11:58:07

Better marketing tactics may lead to improved safety in one of the nation's most dangerous occupations -- farming, according to Penn State researchers. "Along with mining and construction, farming is one of the top three most hazardous industries," said Aaron Yoder, instructor of agricultural and biological engineering. "Farming is also less regulated and has more exemptions than other industries." Social marketing campaigns that focus on the benefits of and barriers to persuading...

2012-06-11 23:03:03

Parents have often struggled to motivate children to do chores, but when vacationing at Feather Down Farms in New York, Illinois and (coming soon) in California, kids line up joyfully to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Chores seem to be an unlikely thing children would want to do while on vacation, but at Feather Down farms, children joyfully line up to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. Feather Down Farm Days has...


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Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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