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The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050. One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more â€śintelligentâ€ť
â€śWe need to do a good job educating kids about whatâ€™s available in the area. One of the ways to do that is to reach out to the kids when theyâ€™re very young through 4-H and FFA. We share information about potential careers in classrooms,â€ť said Judy Villard-Overocker, Richland County director for The Ohio State University Extension.
Some grain farmers already see the burden as too big. They are taking an extreme step, one not widely seen since the 1980s: breaching lease contracts, reducing how much land they will sow this spring and risking years-long legal battles with landlords.
There is a popular proverb that goes â€śWhen life gives you lemons, make lemonade.â€ť Several years ago, a couple said they took this phrase to heart, creating a business out of a solution they used to compensate for an impossible outdoor growing season.
The billâ€™s main focus is on preventing the winter application of manure and fertilizer to frozen and snow covered ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin, although the bill also restricts dredging and requires new testing at water treatment plants.