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Blueberry Tour.

first_imgMany new rabbiteye and southern highbush releases from Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Florida.Fruit set of rabbiteye and southern highbush using growth regulators.Mulching rates and effects on southern highbush.Applying pine bark mulch with a row mulcher.Plant establishment. Researchers with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be there to answer your questions throughout the tour and during the cookout. Stay as long as you like.Alapaha is 17 miles east of Tifton, Ga., on U.S. Highway 82. The research farm entrance is 2.5 miles south of Alapaha on U.S. Highway 129. Heading south, look for the UGA Blueberry Research Farm sign on the right.To learn more about the tour, call Scott NeSmith at (770) 228-7243 or Gerard Krewer at (229) 386-3410. It’s not time for blueberries yet. On May 3, however, it will be time for the Blueberry Research Farm Twilight Tour and Cookout near Alapaha, Ga.The tour will start at 5 p.m. Research and demonstration projects will show, among other things:center_img UGA CAES File Photolast_img read more

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Man Dies After Fall from Moore Cove Falls in Pisgah National Forest

first_imgWestern North Carolina’s Transylvania County is known to many as the “Land of Waterfalls.” But with the beauty and tranquility of the area’s waterfalls and other natural features comes an element of danger and, sometimes, tragedy.That fact rang true yesterday when a 24-year-old visitor to a section of the Pisgah National Forest just outside Brevard, N.C. fell at least 50 feet to his death from the top of Moore Cove Falls.Kim Quang Le, a Vietnamese resident living in the United States on a Student/Employee Authorization Card, had been visiting the area on a camping trips with four friends when the Moore Cove Falls accident occurred.According to witnesses present at the scene when the fall occurred, Quang Le had ascended the side of the falls and embarked on a traverse of its brink when he lost his footing, falling 50 to 75 feet into the stream bed below.Moore Cove Falls, courtesy Russell Harrison Photography U.S. Forest Service along with the Transylvania County Rescue Squad and the Transylvania County EMS were all called to the scene, but because Quang Le was declared deceased at the time of their arrival, no efforts were made to resuscitate him.Moore Cove Falls is located in the heart of a popular tourist area just off of Highway 276 between Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls.last_img read more

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Are your members financially healthy?

first_imgWhat if credit unions embraced this model as the base model on which to operate? What if we built products, programs, and policies that encouraged financial health? This spring at two conferences, I was able to share this model and practical ways to implement it across the credit union (lending, collections, member services, HR, operations, and marketing). The implementation ideas were well-received because they were practical and the model is a simple way to inform strategy.When you think about your members or your staff, how many are financially healthy? If they are like the people in the research provided by the Financial Health Network, that states, 17% of Americans are financially vulnerable and 55% are financially coping – they need their credit union to help them improve their financial health.Next Steps: Ask yourself if your financial education program has a strategyGet to understand the Financial Health model – https://finhealthnetwork.org/u-s-financial-health-pulse/. Get involved with the Financial Health Network. There are some credit unions already involved. Brainstorm ways to help your members increase their financial health by looking at the indicators and seeing how the credit union can help. Contact me if I can help you brainstorm or share resources that BALANCE has in place to improve the financial health of your members. HEALTH …it is a word we think about every day. We think about our own health and the health of loved ones. How is health measured? We look at key indicators like blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, Cholesterol, and heart rate, for example. Our desire is for increased health. So, when I first heard of the Financial Health model created by the non-profit, Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI), I was thrilled. This framework offers four main pillars of financial health and under each pillar, there are two indicators. It is beautifully simple. They offer this model up as an open source. Why did I get so excited about this model? The Financial Health model is easier for the consumers to understand because of the specific indicators. These indicators show whether or not they have daily financial systems in place that allow them to be resilient and pursue opportunities over time. It provides a roadmap for them to track progress. Using a financial health model to model seems less insulting than pushing financial “literacy” and less nebulous than trying to include the entire field of financial education. Financial health is a framework.Financial institutions can take this framework and use it as a strategy. Many financial institutions offer financial education from a tactical level but I am not sure that there is a financial health strategy in place all the time. This model provides that. 101SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cynthia Campbell Cynthia is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), she holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Elmhurst College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in Adult … Web: www.balancepro.org Detailslast_img read more

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Bennett avoids major crash in Tour de France

first_imgFormer leader Fabian Cancellara was one of a number of riders forced to retire from the race yesterday following a high speed crash – the Swiss rider finished the stage but was later found to have fractured two vertebrae in his back.Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett managed to avoid the main crash but was caught up in a later spill.The Tour organisers will be hoping for a safer journey over the seven cobblestone sections during today’s 223.5 kilometre stage.last_img

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