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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
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    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

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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