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Research botanist and fund raiser to be new arboretum director | Casa Grande Dispatch

SUPERIOR — A research botanist with a 40-year career that includes stints as a university professor, federal employee and nonprofit CEO has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State
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Bayer deal for Monsanto creates ag, chemical giant | Casa Grande Dispatch

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CASA GRANDE — American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto — which has operations in Pinal County — and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from global warming to rising food demand from a fast-growing global population.
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Contest rewards conservation efforts | Casa Grande Dispatch

Contest rewards conservation efforts | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX — With drought continuing to grip the Southwest, a group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to encourage conservation and create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentaries.
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Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers | Casa Grande Dispatch

Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when cotton growers had to stand in a cotton field and take measurements, then consult spreadsheets and paper bulletins to determine if plant growth was on track, lagging or moving too fast.
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Area Crop Update: Cotton, alfalfa look good | Casa Grande Dispatch

Despite some recent heat stress, the local cotton and alfalfa crops are about where they should be, according to Shawna Loper, assistant extension agent at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office in Pinal County.
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New director named for Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park | Casa Grande Dispatch

New director named for Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SUPERIOR — S.H. “Sy” Sohmer has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park.
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Access Arizona hears about water, development | Casa Grande Dispatch

ELOY — What do central Arizona economic developers and water resource conservationists have in common?
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Program helps vets become farmers | Casa Grande Dispatch

ELOY — Lucky Nickel Ranch is part certified organic farm and part classroom. 
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Program’s aim: Grow stronger families | Casa Grande Dispatch

Children gobbling down plates of spaghetti and parents and kids chatting about their day could be the scene from any dinner table, but on Thursday nights at Head Start in Casa Grande, the simple act of sitting down for a meal is one of several activities aimed at improving intrafamily dynamics.

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Student teacher looks forward to having own classroom | Casa Grande Dispatch

Student teacher looks forward to having own classroom | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Although Kaylee Taylor did not grow up on a farm, she hopes to inspire the next generation of farmers.
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