Sumner County Fall Field Day and pre-plant wheat meeting set for Aug. 11

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — There are two important meetings for those interested in corn and sorghum production and those interested in a pre-plant wheat meeting.People with an interest in corn and sorghum production are invited to attend the Sumner County Fall Field Day on Thursday, August 11 at 7 a.m.  The field day will begin with a breakfast served by the Wellington FFA Chapter at the Wellington High School Vocational Agriculture Shop.  From 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. presentations by K-State Research & Extension personnel, Dr. Doug Shoup and Dr. Doug Jardine will be followed by a tour of the variety corn plot at that location.  The group will then travel to tour a variety sorghum plot at the intersection of 80th St. and S. Maize Road.This meeting is hosted by K-State Research & Extension-Sumner County, Wellington FFA Chapter, Joe Church, Colton Day, and Craig Meeker.  The meal sponsors are NuTech Seed, Helena Chemical, Warner Seeds, and Hisken Ag Supply.This meeting event is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Sumner County Extension Office at 620-326-7477 or email [email protected]  ———Area wheat producers, and anyone with an interest in agronomy or wheat production in Cowley and Sumner counties are invited to attend the K-State Pre-Plant Wheat meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2016, beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner at the Oxford High School Commons.This meeting will be great opportunity for area wheat producers to discuss wheat planting options with area and state specialists. The meeting will focus on variety selection, Wheat Diseases and Fertilization. KSU Research and Extension Specialists will be on hand to discuss these and other topics that may be of interest to producers.This meeting, sponsored by K-State Research and Extension – Cowley and Sumner Counties, is free of charge and open to the public.  Please email [email protected] or call Cowley Extension Office (620)-221-5450 or 620-441-4565 or the Sumner County Extension Office at (620) 326-7477, email [email protected]  for questions or would like to receive additional information.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Everton confirm £6million man to leave on a free transfer

first_img1 Arouna Kone is leaving Everton Everton have confirmed that £6m flop Arouna Kone will leave the club this month.The 33-year-old was signed by Roberto Martinez back in 2013 after the pair worked well together at Wigan.But Kone never really found his feet on Merseyside after suffering a serious knee injury and he managed just 23 Premier League starts in four seasons with the club – scoring just six goals.His contract is up at the end of this month and Everton have now confirmed that he will not be staying on, leaving him free to find a new club.Crystal Palace almost landed Kone on loan during January but it is unclear whether the south London club will go back for him now he’s available for nothing.last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 24, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We can see another damp feeling type of day today, as clouds hold over all of Ohio, and we have another day of light precipitation to deal with. Today’s action favors better rain totals over the eastern half of the state, but we will not rule out action anywhere. In the east, we can see a tenth to half an  inch, and in the west a sprinkle to a few hundredths are possible. Still, there is likely less moisture around over a good 60% of the state than we saw yesterday.WE will even see some additional moisture for early Wednesday in east and northeast Ohio, although the rest of the state should be drying out and getting more sun there.Drying continues through Thursday, as humidity values fall.We still have a weak cold front sagging into the northern part of the state overnight Thursday night into early Friday, but moisture held by the wave is significantly lower. This will bring scattered showers totaling no more than a few hundredths to a tenth or two to 40% of the state north of I-70 in the overnight Thursday early Friday period. That forecast is lower on moisture totals and lower on coverage than our previous look and we would not be surprised to see the front wither to nearly nothing by the time we get there. We see nothing south of I-70.Dry weather back for the balance of Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday. We should see temps climb a bit over the weekend as south flow develops ahead of our next system.Monday we see our next storm complex moving into the state. The map at right shows a possible set up for just after sunrise Monday morning. Models have started to have a bit more disagreement on timing and duration, along with strength. We are seeing signs of the track and speed mimicking our last system this past weekend, moving slowly across the eastern corn belt due to a strong upper level ridge and high-pressure dome off the Atlantic coast. However, we are not making any changes to our forecast at this time, except to pull back on moisture for the Sunday night and Monday period. Right now, we are looking at a half to 1.5” and will pull coverage back to 70%. We are going to leave Tuesday and Wednesday dry this morning and challenge mother nature to give us a little more data. We will revisit the system tomorrow morning. We should be dry the remainder of the week.We are leaving the extended period alone this morning. We have dry weather through the 4th, and then have a system coming together in the western belt that will take a few days to push east. This will likely bring some half to 1-inch moisture potential back to the eastern corn belt for the 5th and 6th. High pressure returns on the backside of that system.last_img read more

10 Tech Companies That Announced Funding Today; Which is Most Likely to Change the World?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Polls#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img While reading RSS feeds today, I was struck by the number of consumer and enterprise web technology startups announced that they have raised money from investors – all in one day! Fundings aren’t usually the kind of news that ReadWriteWeb covers, but these are some very interesting companies – and they all just got a big infusion of cash to continue and expand their work.Which of the following ten companies that announced funds raised today do you think are most likely to make it? To really make an impact on the web and the world? We’ve embedded a poll below and I’m very curious to see who gets the most votes. Below that poll I’ve also embedded another poll asking ReadWriteWeb readers whether a feature like this would be of interest if we ran it regularly. Let us know what you think! marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Today, the Tech Talent Shortage is Everybody’s Problem

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Over the last few years, we’ve observed the technology economy as it has grown, warped, and evolved. From the perspective of other industries, the tech universe looms and fascinates.But now, we can’t only watch from the sidelines.Technology is no longer just driving tech companies — it is such an economic force that it has a hand in how nearly every other sector grows.The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently recalculated the gross domestic product of the United States to account for tech’s sizable influence.All Industries Become Tech Industries.Since 2010, the number of tech-related jobs in the U.S. has increased by around 200,000 every year, and the U.S. economy is becoming increasingly reliant on tech labor for its survival.Beyond behemoths such as Google and Facebook (which are massive employers of city-based American workers), the need for tech talent has spread to other industries. Retailers, banks, and other organizations have been redefined as tech companies — all because they need their workforces to have tech skills to keep up, grow, and innovate.Nontechnical industries are hurting for this kind of talent, which becomes apparent when we examine employment stats. Glassdoor’s “What’s Ahead for Jobs? Five Disruptions to Watch in 2018” report noted a growing trend in the recruitment of tech talent by nontech employers. And according to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, some of the most sought-after capabilities are those tied to cybersecurity (11%), artificial intelligence and machine learning (10%), and data analysis (21%).How the Tech Talent Gap Will Impact the EconomyBecause the need for tech talent has ballooned so swiftly, it overtook education and training models. While companies and higher education models continue to teach using traditional methods, the demand for pure tech talent is gaping.This flurry of unfilled, high-paying jobs has profoundly impacted the economy. Because these tech jobs are generally available in tech hubs — aka major cities — disparities between urban and rural communities are growing.After analyzing U.S. census data, Bloomberg found that income inequality in one of tech’s biggest hubs (San Francisco) continues to intensify. The gap between the wealthy and the middle class grew from $118,000 to $529,500 in just five years. In 2017 alone, the top 5% of households earned more than $632,000, while the middle class earned just over $102,700.Solutions have begun to spring up. New models of education that are more like industry boot camps, such as LaunchCode, are designed not only to fill America’s workplace needs, but also to match nontraditional learners with fields where they can thrive.But tech’s boom has been so big and so widespread that we need to think more deeply about how to adapt our nontech industries.We need ways to redistribute tech skills and scale the accessibility of tech jobs and training so that we’re reaching country and coastal talent.Nontech Industries Help Address the Talent Gap.We may have been watching the tech boom from the sidelines, but now, it’s our turn to impact the future of work. Nontech companies have the opportunity to innovate talent pipelines so that workers can be effectively trained and hired, and industries can begin to fulfill their broadening potential for growth.Individual companies are already leading this charge and investing in tech talent workforce programs. Last spring, for example, Home Depot pledged to add more than 1,000 additional tech workers to its 2,800-person tech staff in 2018 — as part of a big-picture, multiyear strategy to become a more competitive retailer amid big online players such as Amazon.Additionally, more companies are changing their hiring requirements to ensure that they are more accessible to nontraditional candidates. A survey of 600 human resources leaders found that hiring managers are becoming less attached to traditional qualifications and more open to candidates who do not have four-year college degrees.Others are pioneering through training initiatives. According to Joseph Fuller, a professor at Harvard Business School, many employees are now actively excited about the prospect of retraining and gaining skills in new technologies, as long as employers are ready and willing to create those opportunity pathways.If we allow the tech talent shortage to widen, it is not just tech hubs like Silicon Valley that will feel the strain.The time has come to use our creative brainpower to invent and adopt better hiring practices for tech talent in nontech companies.Hiring of high tech talent by nontech companies is how businesses will set themselves apart as employers in this rapidly shifting landscape. Jeff Mazur is the executive director for LaunchCode, a nonprofit aiming to fill the gap in tech talent by matching companies with trained individuals. Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Jeff MazurExecutive Director for LaunchCode Tags:#tech jobs#tech talent#tech talent workforce program#technology economy last_img read more