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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

MSU offers information on climate change and agriculture 2011.08.11

Written by David Green.

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) are developing a series of fact sheets to help Michigan field crop farmers adapt to and help mitigate a changing climate.

Two fact sheets in the series are currently available free of charge: Greenhouse Gas Basics (E3148) and Field Crop Agriculture and Climate Change (E3149). The information is offered as a downloadable PDF from the MSU Extension Bookstore (www.bookstore.msue.msu.edu).

The fact sheets summarize the science behind climate change and how it relates to field crop production. They are the outreach components of a research project funded by Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Economic and Environmental Needs), Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative at MSU, and a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) education grant. The objective of the research project focuses on finding ways to engage the producer, scientist and decision maker communities in discussions about the relationship between climate change and agriculture.

MSU research project team members are Claire Layman, Extension public policy specialist; Julie Doll, education and outreach specialist at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) for the Long-term Ecological Research Program (LTER); Phil Robertson, professor of crop and soil science; and Cheryl Peters, Extension evaluation specialist. The colleagues are in the process of developing five additional fact sheets: frequently asked questions about climate change, climate change and soil management in field crops, field crop adaptation to a changing climate, climate basics and Michigan’s changing climate.

Authors for the two available fact sheets are Doll and Marci Baranski, Arizona State University graduate student and MSU summer employee.

For more information about the climate change research project, contact Doll at 269/671-5117 or [email protected] or Layman at 517/353-9694 or [email protected]

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