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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Agricultural theme parks cropping up nationwide - Chicago Tribune

Agricultural theme parks cropping up nationwide - Chicago Tribune: People who don't mind getting their hands dirty could do worse than visit one of the agricultural theme parks that have opened around the country in recent years. Visitors will be able to have various farming experiences, purchase agricultural products and enjoy good food. These theme parks help enhance agricultural competitiveness by drawing attention to the so-called sixth industry of agriculture, in which production, processing and distribution - the primary, secondary and tertiary industries - are vertically integrated.

Farmland Investment Pros Tell All - Corn - News | Agweb.com

Farmland Investment Pros Tell All - Corn - News | Agweb.com: Institutional investors are putting down millions of dollars for farmland. There’s always been investment interest in agriculture—but never before has it been so widespread. That’s why three land investment experts will interact with young farmers during a panel discussion about the changing face of land ownership June 17 at the 2016 Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference in Nashville.

High-flying drone makes 1st flight to test farmland photos | U.S. News | US News

High-flying drone makes 1st flight to test farmland photos | U.S. News | US News: A high-flying drone that will be used to test precision agriculture methods made its inaugural flight Friday in North Dakota amid handshakes and smiles from aircraft operators and farm officials.

Hamilton ponders love, future of farms in ‘Excellent Lombards’ - San Antonio Express-News

Hamilton ponders love, future of farms in ‘Excellent Lombards’ - San Antonio Express-News: After living and working on an apple orchard for decades, Wisconsin writer Jane Hamilton knows a few things about cultivating distinctive varieties.

My first job in agriculture: Jennifer Vincent, Loss adjuster | FGinsight.com - VIP - FG Insight

My first job in agriculture: Jennifer Vincent, Loss adjuster | FGinsight.com - VIP - FG Insight: Overlooking the shores of Loch Maree, an hour or so north of Inverness, the hotel – which was managed by Jennifer’s father – was immersed in animal life.

Her visits involved managing fish as well as shooting and stalking in the nearby countryside and, following the closure of the hotel as a result of fish depletion caused by a nearby fish farm, Jennifer developed a keen interest in food supply and sustainability, which remains with her to this day.