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    Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre Should Be A Wake Up Call

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on December 21, 2012

    Like most of you, I was very shocked and heartbroken to learn about the massacre on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. As the details unfolded about the horrific violence and the deaths of 20 first graders and six educators, my sadness and grief soon turned to anger. I felt so sorry for those 26 innocent people's lives being cut so tragically short by some deranged individual armed with an assault weapon. Thanks to ammunition clips that hold 30 bullets each, in…

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    Farm Meeting Season Is Just Around The Corner

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on December 12, 2012

    Pretty soon you will be taking down the tree, packing away the decorations, eating your last Christmas cookie and ringing in the New Year. That can mean only one thing – farm meeting season is just around the corner! January traditionally is the height of the farm meeting season in Wisconsin. I'm not sure why that is, but I think Extension agents, agribusinesses and farm organizations figure farmers have little else to do in January besides chores, reading farm magazines and…

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    O' Christmas Tree!

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on December 3, 2012

    Real Christmas trees are good for both the economy and the environment. If you haven't decked the halls with boughs of holly and put up your Christmas tree yet, consider these reasons to put up a real Christmas tree this year: •Wisconsin farmers grow nearly 1 million Christmas trees each year. •For every tree farmers harvest, they plant two to three trees, keeping the land in green space. •A real tree is a better option than an artificial tree with respect to…

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