Cheryl has been an editor at Successful Farming since 1979.

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Consider a gift of grain

In the midst of budget cuts, farmers can help 4-H youth programs thrive through this transition by giving a portion of their crops.

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Culinary Half-Pints

The kitchen is the hub of the Hadden home. "The table is where everything happens," Carolyn Hadden says.

New Alzheimer's Test Is Accurate

A new study in the Annals of Neurology suggests that a
spinal tap can detect a biomarker signal­ing Alzheimer's before any symptoms
appear. Today Alzheimer's is only posi­tively confirmed after death.

The study was conducted by the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine. Researchers tested the spinal fluid of 300 people who were
in their 70s: 114 had normal memories, 200 had memory problems, and 102 had
Alzheimer's disease.

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Grain bin safety: Training, awareness is key

On a hot, humid July day in Glen Haven, Wisconsin, fire department volunteers trained for an unprecedented emergency: a grain bin extrication.

Just two hours to the south, the Lanark, Illinois, fire department conducted a similar rescue session that same day.

Ten days later, the Illinois volunteers received a call that put their training to the test. They saved the life of a 20-year-old Mt. Carroll man. But two others were fatally trapped in a bin.

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Training, awareness key to grain bin safety

On a hot, humid July day in Glen Haven, Wisconsin, fire department volunteers trained for an unprecedented emergency: a grain bin extrication.

Just two hours to the south, the Lanark, Illinois, fire department conducted a similar rescue session that same day.

Ten days later, the Illinois volunteers received a call that put their training to the test. They saved the life of a 20-year-old Mt. Carroll man. But two others were fatally trapped in a bin.

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