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How Cows Could Repair the World - Allan Savory at TED
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Choosing the Right Hay Trailer
The right hay trailer should fit your equipment,
your use, and your budget
When a farmer or rancher has to clear fields of round hay bales, there’s nothing that does the job like a hay trailer. But what kind is best for you? That depends on your equipment (tractor or pick up), your use (bale size, quantity, and labor), and your budget.
If you’ve got enough tractors and labor, and would like to minimize the up front cost of a trailer, then traditional inline, self-unloading hay trailers are a good choice. These trailers typically load bales with a tractor’s hayforks from the rear, until the trailer’s cradle is full. When the trailer reaches its destination, a lever is pulled and the hay bales are rocked then rolled off the cradle by gravity.
If a farmer or rancher is choosing a traditional inline, self-unloading hay trailer, there are two questions they need to ask: 1) How reliable do I want the trailer to be, and 2) How long do I want it to last?
Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award
Imogene Yarborough of Geneva has been named the 2012 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. The award, now in its 28th year, recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. Yarbrough will be presented with the award on February 11, 2013, at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The award is sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida State Fair Authority Board.
For more than 50 years, Imogene Yarborough has been a pillar in Florida's agriculture community through her work with the county, state and national Cattlemen's and CattleWomen's associations. In addition, she has served on numerous state and local agricultural advisory boards. She was the last CowBelle's president and the first Florida CattleWomen state president after the CowBelles' name change. Imogene currently serves as the Seminole County Farm Bureau Treasurer.
Imogene's commitment to agriculture stems from the Yarborough Ranch she has called home for the last 58 years. After raising four children on the ranch, she continues to instill the importance of agriculture in the children of the Geneva community and throughout Florida. She remains a strong supporter of 4-H and FFA by annually holding the Junior Ranch Rodeo on her ranch. She also purchases livestock that were raised by students for competitive judging at fairs. Coined the "Cow Lady," Imogene has also volunteered in the classroom, educating children about beef by-products and nutrition as well as leading field trips on her ranch to provide young people with hands-on experience. Through her extraordinary efforts over the past five decades, she has ensured Florida's agricultural legacy will thrive for generations to come.
Open Letter on NNC
President Stickland Testifies Before Congress
Cowboy Heritage Exhibit
Jan. 13, 2011