14 Jun
2021

Honoring an Outspoken Animal Agriculture Advocate

first_img Honoring an Outspoken Animal Agriculture Advocate SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Honoring an Outspoken Animal Agriculture Advocate SHARE Previous articleSpaghetti Ice Cream New State Fair Signature FoodNext articleRelaxing RFS Mandate May Not Have Desired Effect Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter This week at the Tippecanoe County Fair the county Farm Bureau and Hoosier Ag Today teamed to present the 3rd annual Grand Champion of Animal Care. Nearly a hundred 4-H’ers received Champion of Agriculture t-shirts, but the grand champion honors went to Layne Lumley, a recent McCutcheon High School graduate.She has been a dedicated caretaker of her beef and swine projects “by just taking care of the animals and doing it well. And by doing that you’re also portraying to the public that producers are taking care of our animals and we’re taking care of them right. It’s just a really fun thing to do and it does take a lot of work, but it is very rewarding at the end of the summer to see your work paying off, whether it be winning a show or just having a good time.”County Farm Bureau President Kevin Underwood made the presentation in front of a packed coliseum in Lafayette. He told HAT Layne was a great choice given her dedication to promoting the animal care message.“Layne has been heavily involved not only in 4-H and all the animal projects, but had also been a real leader in FFA when she was in high school being not only the president and the vice president but also being heavily involved in livestock judging and public speaking. So she’s been someone who’s really worked on the skills trying to be an advocate for agriculture and really being an outspoken spokesperson for the industry.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Lumley-wins-Tipp-award.mp3|titles=Lumley wins Tipp award]Lumley said it’s important to continue finding ways to connect consumers with where they’re food is coming from. She has done a lot of research for her presentations on the subject and encourages consumers to do the same while not just accepting the first anti-animal agriculture message they’re exposed to.Lumley received numerous gifts from the Indiana Farm Bureau.Hear the full HAT interview with Lumley:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Layne-Lumley-2012-CAC-Grand-Champion.mp3|titles=Layne Lumley 2012 CAC Grand Champion]Hear the full HAT interview with Underwood:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Kevin-Underwood-on-2012-Champions-of-Animal-Care.mp3|titles=Kevin Underwood on 2012 Champions of Animal Care]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Lumley-wins-Tipp-award.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS By Andy Eubank – Jul 25, 2012 last_img read more

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3 Mar
2021

Video: Logano confronts Hamlin after Bristol race

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30 Dec
2020

Bees!

first_imgWatch out for the bees. It’s that time of year when the yellow jackets are in full force, frisky in the cool air, desperate in their final weeks of life, looking for a way to be remembered.So many of us have stories involving mountain bikes, yellow jackets, blood-curdling screams, and brutal stings followed by Benadryl slumbers.One fine fall day I was chasing two friends down Bennett Gap when at the top of the descent, through a very rocky and steep section, the bees attacked me, mad because the boys ahead of me rode over their nest and kept going. By the time the bees realized how mad they were about this disturbance, I happened to be bouncing my way down the hill after said boys. The bees, who didn’t have my same desire for chasing boys, decided instead to end their lives after jamming their stingers into ME.At first I tried to hold onto the bike and just go faster. That lasted for two seconds before I realized that I needed both hands to clear my skin surface of the mad insects. They seemed to be everywhere, including inside of my helmet, where they had the nerve to be even more mad than the ones merely stinging my legs. I jumped from my bike and tossed it down the hill in the direction I was headed so that I could run and swat simultaneously. Unfortunately I was unable to throw the bike very far, and soon surpassed it in my freakish downhill flight in cleats and spandex. I screamed to let the guys know I was being held back, but my words were not even coherent to my own ears.“Bees!” I screamed, “Bees! Don’t come back for me!”I didn’t want them getting stung, too. I continued staggering down the hill screaming and swatting when Jon came back only for me to yell for him to run away, run away! I flung my buzzing helmet down the hill and beat myself in the head as the bees trapped themselves into my thick, sweaty hair. Despite my warnings, he bravely entered the vicious swarm and helped me whack at bees, shouting for me to take off my shirt, which made me laugh, even though there really were bees inside of it.We managed to drop the swarm and collapsed onto a rock to inspect the damage as angry red welts immediately rose from my skin. I dreaded having to go back to retrieve my bike. I was feeling a little light-headed and couldn’t decide if it was from the adrenalin rush, stripping in the forest, or the histamines coursing through my veins. 1 2last_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Alderweireld calls for calm

first_img “We can be happy but from tomorrow we have to be focused on Saturday because it is a big day again. It can change very quickly in the Premier League.” The start to the season has seen Koeman and his players defy the odds after it was suggested they would struggle having lost the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers over the summer. But in players like Alderweireld, as well as Pelle and Tadic who both impressed once again on Saturday, Koeman has remodelled his squad into a side who look capable of continuing such form. Mauricio Pochettino led Saints to a best-ever eighth place Premier League finish last year before departing for Tottenham but Alderweireld feels that can be beaten this year. “I think better than last season,” the Belgium international answered when asked what Southampton should aim for this campaign. “If we can make that step and finish in a better position that last season we can be happy. “I knew a lot of players that Koeman brought and knew we had a good team. I signed here for a year to play good football and play with good players. Wes Brown was replaced at half-time by Bridcutt but had already seen enough to know that Sunderland were nowhere near good enough. Although the 35-year-old felt that Fletcher should have been awarded at 2-0, the former Manchester United man confessed it would not have papered over the cracks. “We didn’t manage to get the penalty and we are disappointed with that decision,” he said. “Had that been given it might have changed the game, he could have been sent off too, especially if we had put the ball in the net from it. “It would have been 2-1 at the time. But it was not good enough today. There were not enough of us alive. To concede eight says it all really. “There were too many of us off our game. we might have had 10 minutes, but then they got a goal, got a second goal and a third. We needed to come out and show some fight and we didn’t do that. “It has to be a one-off, you can’t do that in the Premier League. You get punished like that if you do. We have to put this behind us as quickly as possible.” The Black Cats did little to help their own cause as Santiago Vergini hammered in an own goal that will live long in the memory to put Southampton on their way to their biggest ever Premier League win. Player of the month Graziano Pelle continued his impressive start to the campaign by tapping in a second before Jack Cork added a third before half-time. A second own goal from substitute Liam Bridcutt made it four, then Pelle completed a brace before Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane also got on the scoresheet. Sunderland were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty at 2-0 when Fraser Forster came off his line and appeared to bring down Steven Fletcher – although referee Andre Marriner was unmoved. The rout means Southampton hold on to third spot in the Barclays Premier League table with manager of the month Ronald Koeman continuing his impressive start to life in English football. Stoke are the next visitors to St Mary’s next weekend but Alderweireld, who lifted the Primera Division title with Atletico last season, knows the players need to remain grounded as they look to build on such a memorable result. “Of course we can be very satisfied with the result,” he said. “The second half was much better than the first but we have to keep calm. It is only three points and next week will be tough. The 25-year-old is currently on loan at St Mary’s from Atletico Madrid and is now an integral part of the most miserly defence in English football. It was in attack where Southampton made the headlines on Saturday as they dished out a mauling to a Sunderland side who were simply blown away by the forward players on show for the hosts. Toby Alderweireld insists Southampton must not get carried away following their 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland. Press Associationlast_img read more

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