By Andy Eubank – Jan 11, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News A New Hoosier Member of AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Board Facebook Twitter Ramsey-on-womens-leadershipThere is a new Hoosier farm woman on the American Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee board. Cindy Ramsey from southeast of Indianapolis in Shelby County was elected the Midwestern representative in Nashville during the AFBF convention. Ramsey is excited for the chance to build on her Indiana Farm Bureau women’s leadership experience. The program provides important training and education for women who are or want to be strong advocates for modern agriculture.“I’m very excited about advocating for agriculture and this is another avenue for me to learn more and have more to bring back to Indiana as well as be on the national platform and its opportunities,” she told HAT in Nashville. “I’ve been with Indiana Farm Bureau for about 15 years. I started as a local board member and saw the need to get involved more and move up the ladder.”Ramsey is also INFB’s District 8 education and outreach coordinator. While she still has responsibilities on the farm, there is more time now for Farm Bureau work than the early days would have allowed.“I was originally a tractor driver on the farm but as the boys grew I was able to retire from that, so I’m the gopher on the farm and the meal deliverer. I still love being with the farm,” she said, but “the equipment is just a little bigger than I care for anymore!”Ramsey, her husband Phil, and two sons run the grain operation and they also own and operate a drainage and tile business called Ramsey Farms Ag Enterprises.The Ramsey’s were honored at the INFB State Convention in French Lick in December, being named Indiana Farm Family of the Year, the award sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids and Indiana AgriNews.Joining Ramsey for two-year terms on the AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee are Jennifer Cross, Maryland and Lou Nave, Tennessee. Lillian Ostendorf of Montana was re-elected to a two-year term on the committee. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleNew Technology Will Keep Nitrogen in the FieldNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 11, 2018 Andy Eubank SHARE A New Hoosier Member of AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Board
A cruise terminal will be inaugurated in Visby on April 29, with intensive preparations now underway to boost Gotland as a destination. The number of passengers will double as early as 2018, the company said in its latest release.Since winter 2016 about 130,000m3 has been dredged to achieve a depth of water of 11m. The land area at the quay is 12,000m2 and accommodates everything from the terminal building to parking places for transfer buses and taxis.“Two cruise ships of up to 340m can dock at the quay at the same time. And the land area will have room for 20 buses at the same time,” reports Harald Grottvik, project manager for the cruise quay.The first cruiseship will arrive in mid-April, so it is a busy time for CMP’s terminal manager Henrik Ahlqvist.“We will receive 70 arrivals with some 90,000 passengers in 2018. This can be compared with 2017 when Visby had 59 arrivals and some 40,000 passengers. The increased number of passengers is linked with the fact that we can receive larger ships at the new quay,” he said.Whilst destinations such as Stockholm, Tallinn and St Petersburg dominate the Baltic services, at the same time there is major interest in detours to smaller ports, such as Visby.[mappress mapid=”24797″]
BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.Applications can be picked up at the police department or online.Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application.Deadline for all applications and resumes is Friday, October 5, 2018.
THE 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) MS last Sunday continued their personal development programme with donation to two of their counterparts in Region 5.The teams, Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13, Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Female, Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division, handed over the donations of educational materials, kites and white cricket shirts to D’Edward Cricket Club and Cotton Tree Die Hard Cricket Club.The presentation was done after the final of the Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB) West Berbice Perry Gossai Memorial 100 Balls Tournament.RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, who is the president of the BCB, stated that in 2019 over 200 cricket clubs, NGOs, churches, schools, sports organisations along with thousands of residents would benefit from the hard work of the 10 teams.Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu has direct responsibilities for the personal development programme, under which the RHTYSC cricketers seek to make a positive difference in the lives of youths, the elderly and the less fortunate.Foster told the two teams that the kites were to be shared to children whose parents could not afford to purchase one for them while the complete educational packages should be given to less fortunate students from single-parent households.The cricket T/shirts donation is to assist the two clubs to be properly attired.Foster also disclosed that the RHTY&SC would be working along with the BCB in 2019 to assist clubs across Berbice.Under the joint programme, clubs would receive during the course of the year items like cricket balls, cricket gear, scorebooks, white cricket shirts, trophies, cricket medals and water pitchers.All clubs would receive balls and shirts while the other items would be given to those who need assistance to make sports an alternative to a life on the road, away from drugs, crime, alcohol and gangs.Naidu, who at just 19 years has taken over the day-to-day running of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, stated that RHTY&SC is the only cricket club in the Caribbean that mandates its cricketers to make a positive difference.Among the most cherished activities of the programme are providing monthly snacks to pensioners as they wait to uplift their old age pensions, monthly food hampers to senior citizens and single parent households, educational scholarship to students, medical expenses assistance to senior citizens and assistance to youths to fulfil their dream of becoming a sport ambassador.The RHTY&SC MS, Naidu stated, is one of Guyana’s leading cricket clubs but wants others to match its achievements as this would mean more youths being able to Say No to all the social ills affecting them.