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2014-04-23 16:00:45

Cooperative Extension is “one-stop shop” for community education and outreach, MU researcher says Research shows that wealth inequality creates barriers to community development, due to the widespread effects of poverty. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund shows that more than one in five children in the United States falls below the poverty line. Although many organizations address poverty, they often serve similar demographics and may compete for clients and resources....

2014-04-19 23:02:42

A new era has initiated for Grameen Solutions Ltd. (“GSL”). GSL recently has collaborated with Denmark based Company “CodersTrust”. This event took place in Copenhagen in the presence of Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group and Morten Lund, Co-investor of Skype, ZYB. (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 A new era has initiated for Grameen Solutions Ltd. (GSL) with GSL’s collaboration with Denmark based Company CodersTrust. The partnership was announced before Sir Richard Branson,...

2014-04-10 23:03:43

USDA NAREEE Appointment Represents Rural Economic Development Topeka, KS (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of eight individuals, including Twilya L'Ecuyer with CURE Group, to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The NAREEE Advisory Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies for...

2014-03-26 16:26:34

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced a new $500,000 matching campaign to support its Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help 1 million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. The dollar-for-dollar match is backed by Florida philanthropist David Russell and his wife, Susan. Launched in 2011, with significant support from Dallas-based Chiapas International, the Last Mile Campaign focuses on giving...

2014-03-13 12:22:04

Consumers willing to pay more for locally produced foods and want companies to provide more sustainable food options BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are willing to sacrifice variety and dollars in order to eat more consciously, according to the 2014 Cone Communications Food Issues Trend Tracker. Although family satisfaction reigns supreme (97%), shoppers consider health and nutrition (93%) and sustainability (77%) important factors when deciding what to buy....

2014-02-27 23:34:35

Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. Program is offered in February, 2014. Bahamas, Caribbean (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. For more information, please visit: http://sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3893&id=1#m Permaculture designing and thinking simply asks the question “what does it take for us as humans to live in genuine...

2014-02-27 12:28:33

System prevents efficient Canadian dairy producers from expanding into world markets OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's dairy supply management policy is costly to millions of Canadians -- consumers pay higher prices for dairy products to support a small number of farms, and the most efficient farmers are limited to the small Canadian market, according to the first release of findings from The Conference Board of Canada analysis of supply management. "All Canadians have a...

2014-02-26 23:22:28

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit March 3-7. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Erika Allen, Paul Stamets and fifteen other healthy food experts will be broadcast to get millions more people growing food now. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 It’s food growing time. That’s why Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen organized the first Food Growing...

2014-02-18 08:35:39

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) today announced it has received a $200,000 grant from the Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation to expand new, local markets for farmers through the Farm To Institution New York State Partnership (FINYS). The FINYS initiative expands markets for locally-grown agricultural products by working with colleges and universities, schools and other institutions to increase the amount of locally...

2014-02-08 23:02:20

In response to an article published by The Packer, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, details the importance of organic farming in 2014 and how farmers can make the most out of Q1. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading online organic farmers market, explains why organic farmers should be looking forward to 2014 and how they can expect the market to grow in the first quarter. According to a January 24th article posted on The Packer titled...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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