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Farmers for the Future: Launching young farmers

Remember the 1995 movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus?" Its end showed scores of former students who reaped lifetime lessons taught by a humble music teacher.

Well, Roger and Monie Thompson have created a similar "opus" -- a top career achievement that one accomplishes -- of young southwestern Ohio farmers. The Springfield, Ohio, producers have helped start 22 young farmers since the 1980s. It's their way of passing on the help they received from folks early in their farming career.

"Everyone helps everyone," says Roger.


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South Dakota State University tour examines manganese/glyphosate interactions, glyphosate tolerance alternatives, and preemergence herbicide benefits.

Farmers for the Future: Purpose-driven farming

The Moody family processes and markets sheep, cattle and chickens through a slaughter plant and three thriving retail stores in central Indiana that they own. They're set to add a fourth retail Moody's Butcher Shop in West Clay, an upscale suburb of Indian