• Mindy Ward

    Barn birth announcement

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     by Mindy Ward
     on January 29, 2015

    A text message announced the birth of our first lamb of the year. I was riding in the car in the middle of Oklahoma accompanying our daughter to her second semester of college. Picture after picture came to my cell phone and it made me think of how advances in technology are helping farmers stay abreast of the latest information in their industry and in their barn. When I was young, the arrival of a new lamb was followed by running to the house in the freezing cold to get assistance. Now, if…

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  • Mindy Ward

    App for weed ID introduced

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     by Mindy Ward
     on December 21, 2012

    With just one click from a smartphone or iPad, farmers or crop consultants can capture that pesky weed that they cannot identify. But, now there is no need to email an extension agent or state weed specialist. Related: Scouting Tool Offers Weed ID Help At the MU Crop Conference, Kevin Bradley, MU Extension weed scientist unveiled a new app for weed identification. Called ID weeds, this free app works with iPhone, iPads and Android devices. Bradley told the group of farmers and crop…

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