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Students take to the forest

first_img Published 4:00 am Friday, October 30, 2015 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Students take to the forest By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Dorrill said she has learned that good stewardship doesn’t mean keeping the forest perfect.“Good stewardship doesn’t mean that a forest has to be neat and clean throughout,” she said. “That’s not the natural way. We take limbs and brush and pile them up to make natural habitats for rabbits, quail and other small animals. That’s the natural way.”The international students participated in a guided forest tour by John Dorrill and Jeremy Lowery, Pike County forester.Lowery identified trees along the trail and told the students about each tree and what made it unique and important to the forest.The students also had an opportunity to learn more about the role of ponds and lakes on a farm. John Dorrill told them about pond management and about the fishing opportunities in ponds and lakes.If asking questions and taking photos were indications of the interest the students had in to the tour, then it was more than successful.“It was a very good tour and the students had an opportunity to learn about the private ownership of land here in Alabama and about the commitment to good stewardship that the landowners have,” said Kathy Sauer, president of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce.Jiun Hua Zhang said, in China, the government owns the land and the people rent it.He said it would take a lot of money for the forests to be cared for the way they are here in the United States.There would have to be an economic return for that kind of stewardship to exist in China.“The tour was fun and we learned a lot,” he said.The Classroom in the Forest tour ended with an opportunity for the students to visit the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District’s soil tunnel trailer and learn more about underground Alabama. Pike County Treasure Forest President Deborah Davis-Huggins conducted the tour. Print Articlecenter_img Sponsored Content You Might Like SPOOKY SCIENCE (photos) MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONStudents in the junior chemistry class conducted experiments in a way that celebrates Halloween. Other students came through… read more MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLTroy University students from China participated in a Classroom in the Forest event hosted by John and Carol Dorrill at their Clay Hill Farms near Pronto on Thursday.Pike County Farm-City Week activities took on an international flavor Thursday as Troy University students from China participated in a Classroom in the Forest event hosted by John and Carol Dorrill at their Clay Hill Farms near Pronto.The event was sponsored by the Pike County Farm City Committee and the Pike County Treasure Forest Association.The international students enjoyed lunch hosted by the Troy Rotary Club before getting down to the business of learning about the woodlands of South Alabama and those who are caretakers of the forests. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpJohn Dorrill said the Clay Hill Farms property has been in the Dorrill family for nearly 100 years. He and his wife manage the 1,000-acre property with the help of their two sons.Clay Hill Farms is an Alabama Treasure Forest and is managed for timber, environment, aesthetics and as a sustainable usable resource.“The land is also managed for recreation,” Dorrill said speaking through an interpreter, Xiaofeng Chen. “We like to hunt deer and turkeys. We have a lot of wildlife on the property, including coyotes. Black bears have moved into Alabama but not into Pike County. We are blessed to have this land and we work very hard at being good stewards of the land. We want to take good care of it.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits But the Dorrill property has not always been as well kept as it is today.  In fact, Clay Hill Farms was not much more than wasteland when the Dorrills became its caretakers nearly 50 years ago.“What you see today is not what the land was like years ago,” Carol Dorrill said. “There was a huge gully here that had eroded because the soil was sandy and the water had wasted the soil away. We had to build the land back up. You are sitting on reclaimed land.”Carol Dorrill said, as owners of a Treasure Forest, she and her husband are committed to taking the land that God loaned them and making Him proud he did.“None of us are owners of the land,” she said. “We are its caretakers and are managing it for future generations.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Storieslast_img read more

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Grape Growers

first_imgWith the growth and increased marketability of the state’s wine industry, Athens, Georgia, is hosting new conferences that will focus on how to create quality fruit and turn it into a palatable beverage. The Southeastern Regional New Grape Growers Conference will be held at the University of Georgia’s South Milledge Greenhouse Complex in Athens on Dec. 11.The December conference is being organized by UGA, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University. Members of these schools and industry representatives will speak at the Athens conference on Dec. 11 and again at a conference in Asheville, North Carolina, on Dec. 12. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the greenhouse complex classroom at 2500 South Milledge Avenue.The UGA Viticulture Team will be represented at the conference and will provide support and guidance for new vineyard growers. The team has been experimenting with cultivation practices during on-farm research trials and will share commercial management strategies.The conference also includes a panel of Cooperative Extension specialists, winemakers, owners and vineyard managers from Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.The conference will conclude with an optional tour of UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia.The 2019 Georgia Wine Producers Conference will be held on Feb. 4-5, 2019, at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.The conference will include presentations by viticulture faculty and graduate students from UGA and Cornell University as well as industry representatives from Virginia and Georgia. Techniques in viticulture, disease management, winemaking and marketing will all be covered at the conference.Both conferences will explore the complexities of growing grapes and creating wine in the realms of cost, vineyard design, site choice, integrated pest control and overall management.Registration for the Regional New Grape Growers Conference is limited to the first 40 participants. To register, go to events.attend.com/f/1383787186.For a detailed schedule and speaker biographies, or to register for the 2019 Georgia Wine Producers Conference, visit www.georgiawineproducers.org/2018-annual-meeting. Register before Jan. 9, 2019, for an early bird discount.last_img read more

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7 ways financial institutions can turn their offices into a recruiting tool

first_img continue reading » With the unemployment rate below 4%, it’s a tough hiring market right now. Banks and credit unions trolling for top talent to fill increasingly important data analytics, customer experience, and digital transformation positions need every edge they can get.Think about it: we spend most of our lives working. A boring office space doesn’t help. Do you or your employees consider your place of employment a fun place to work? While the workspace may not trump the comp package, a financial institution’s office layout, design and overall vibe definitely can help attract and hold top talent.If your workspace is coming up short, consider introducing some of these design elements that can bring people together to remain engaged and energized, without compromising privacy. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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