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Spotlight on Youth for April 12, 2006
Indiana Dairy Youth Conference set for April 22 in Greenfield
GREENFIELD, Ind. — If you are looking for a great opportunity to learn and experience the dairy industry, then plan to attend the 2nd annual Indiana Dairy Youth Conference. This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hancock County Fairgrounds located in Greenfield, Ind.

The conference agenda includes hands-on activities and guest presentations. Some of the highlighted presenters this year include: Dr. Tom Kuhn who will provide a demonstration on embryo transfer; Pam Robinson with a demonstration on dairy food; Elizabeth Finke and Nathan Kuehnert with a demonstration on grooming and clipping and Jon Sparks with a demonstration on creating a show pack.

The conference registration is $15 and the committee will continue to take them until the day of the event. However, registrations received after the early registration deadline of April 12 will not be guaranteed a conference T-shirt.

To register or obtain further information about the conference, contact Leah Beyer at the Shelby County Purdue Cooperative Extension Office at 888-671-2367 or e-mail her at lbeyer@purdue.edu

Hayhurst named 2006 Ag Day Essay winner in Indiana
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — DuPont Crop Protection and the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) are pleased to announce the 2006 Ag Day Essay Contest state winners.

Lillian Hayhurst, a seventh grader at Honey Creek Middle School in Terre Haute, was named the Indiana winner of the “Growing our energy: Alternative fuels from agriculture” themed contest. The following is an excerpt from her essay:

“...Ethanol and biodiesel are two examples of possible, renewable and clean fuels available to U.S. consumers. Both are created in this country using an existing resource of corn and soybeans. The future looks bright for alternative fuel usage as the U.S. focuses on taking marketable products from farm to fork and vehicle.”

“The topic this year was challenging, yet extremely pertinent to the future of our youth and the success of agriculture,” said Mike Ricciuto, DuPont Crop Protection global communications director. “It is great to see today’s youth have such strong support for the American agriculture industry. The entries demonstrated extensive research and understanding of agricultural topics and issues, showing the depth of interest and awareness that Indiana students have.”

The contest is sponsored by: DuPont Crop Protection, Case IH, The Council for Agricultural Science & Technology, High Plains Journal, National Association of Farm Broadcasting and National Agri-Marketing Association.

Hayhurst is the daughter of Terry and Susan Hayhurst of Terre Haute, Ind.

Parkway FFA members attend Made For Excellence Conference
ROCKFORD, Ohio — Parkway FFA members Felicia Quaintance and Brett Sheets attended the Made For Excellence Conference at Delphos High School, Feb. 18-19.

The conference focused on personal growth by providing students with interactive opportunities. Through activities, members gain valuable tools that can be used in their daily lives.

This conference highlighted goal setting, interacting with new people, and how to properly present yourself.

This farm news was published in the April 12, 2006 issue of Farm World.

4/12/2006