Purdue Sophomore Wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

first_imgThis was Hasler’s first event that she’s participated in with Farm Bureau, but it is leading her to want to do more. Facebook Twitter “I think we had one contestant who had internet issues at one point, but then we even stopped the conversation and said, ‘Okay guys, let’s wait on him to get his internet back,’ and I think that is a testament to ag and who ag kids are. They’re willing to go out of their way to maybe lose some time on something they want to say to make sure other people are included.” By Eric Pfeiffer – May 6, 2020 Purdue College of Ag sophomore Grace Hasler from Columbus, IN won the American Farm Bureau 2020 Young Farmer & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet last week. She qualified for the event by winning the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Collegiate meet in 2019. Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Sophomore Wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Hasler won a $3,000 scholarship for her win. She is studying ag communications and ag economics at Purdue. SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron told Hoosier Ag Today, “Discussion meets have been a part of the Farm Bureau family for a number of years, and I think it helps people learn how to be advocates, how to stand up and have a debate and a discussion. The contest is typically held in person, but due to COVID-19 the competition moved virtual where they discussed cell-based meats and farm labor among other issues. Hasler says she couldn’t believe how well it went online.center_img “Specifically, I’m thinking that I want to look into something policy related. This summer, actually, I’m going to be an intern in Washington, D.C. in the White House. So, I’m going to have a really firsthand look at everything that’s going on behind the scenes.” “Not for a second for me was it ever a contest. I was so excited to be able to talk to so many different people about these issues because there’s so many different outlooks and incredible solutions that we couldn’t find on our own.” “The discussion meets help develop our future young leaders on how to talk about issues…Grace did a phenomenal job. There’s no doubt we’re very, very proud of her in here in Indiana.” Facebook Twitter Purdue Sophomore Wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet SHARE Purdue Sophomore Wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Previous articleAgriculture Businesses Eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Cold Effect on Early Corn on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleSec. Perdue Issues Letters on Meat Packing Expectations Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Mikel Set to Dump Chinese Club, Rohr Admits Uncertainty over His…

first_imgSuper Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, has revealed that he hascancelled his contract with Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Teda, a year before the agreement between club and player was due to run out.The former Chelsea midfielder did not travel with the Tianjin Teda first-teamers to Spain for pre-season training as he is negotiating with the club to break his contract.In an interview with Tianjin TV Sports New Vision programme, Mikel said: ‘’I broke the contract with the club, which means I will leave Teda. As for my next stop, I am not sure yet, maybe I will return to Europe, maybe stay in China. Anyway, I would like to wish the Teda team good luck next season.’’ Mikel performed well for Tianjin Teda in the first half of the 2018 season but struggled with injuries in the second half after representing Nigeria at the World Cup.Throughout his stay in China, the central midfielder cum defender featured in 31 Super League matches, scoring three goals and three assists.Meanwhile, Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has finally admitted uncertainty over the future of Mikel Obi with the Nigerian national team.Although Rohr had all along maintained that he and Mikel are in regular contact over the midfielder’s decision to regain full fitness before returning to international duty, the gaffer is now sounding less certain.Such that Rohr stopped short of affirming whether the Eagles’ skipper will be available for the team’s first two matches of 2019, as he failed to give any exact date for the star’s return.Instead of confirming that Mikel will be invited for the last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in Asaba on March 22, 2019, and the international friendly against Egypt four days later, Rohr declared in a media chat that he does not know the Teda star’s schedule.With Mikel also failing to fix any particular date on his much-expected return to the Eagles, Rohr has now opted to play safe on his comments about the former Chelsea star, who was riddled with several fitness issues last season in the Chinese Super League.Unlike before when Rohr would boldly declare that he is aware of his skipper’s plans and doused talk about the icon heading for retirement, Rohr simply stated this time, “We don’t know yet when or if Obi Mikel wants to join the Eagles.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more