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Veggie Farm Shareholders

first_img“The buyers’ club is made up of about 30 people from around the area who want fresh,high-quality, organic produce,” Putnam said. The original cash outlay is also an obstacle for some potential customers. CSAs usually charge$500 to $1,000 for memberships. On a damp fall morning, Margaret Putnam and Cynthia Hizer hurry to gather greens from thegarden before the rain comes. The produce offered, and the opportunities for on-farm activities, may differ from farm tofarm. But all CSAs depend on a committed group of shareholders, Lohr said. Lovel said his best customers are those who like to cook and eat most meals at home. The shareholders at Hazelbrand Farms are called “the buyers’ club.” “The consumers benefit because they know where their food comes from,” she said. Each week during the growing and harvesting season, shareholders get their share of freshvegetables from the farmer. “We get money in the spring and pay it back in produce throughout the summer,” Lovel said.”One of the chief obstacles for farmers is the original cash outlay.” CSAs are as much about building community as about farming, Putnam said. “They help smallfarmers like us find people in the community who believe in what we’re doing and are willingto support us,” she said. Community Supported Agriculture allows farmers to share the business risk with theircommunity. Individuals contract with the farmer to grow vegetables for them, which thecustomers pay for in advance. They become “shareholders” in the business. “I have more turnover than I’d like on the CSA,” Lovel said. “One in eight really turns out tobe a customer that orders regularly. The others fizzle out.” “People have had CSAs for years, but they’re really growing now,” Putnam said. Shareholders expected the produce to be their main supply for the season, but ended upsupplementing the new foods with their old favorites from the grocery store. Atlanta is a prime market for CSAs because of its demographics. CSAs allow farmers to devote most of their time to producing food, rather than marketingtheir products. “CSA shareholders in the Southeast are a fairly high-income group,” Lohr said. “The CSAstructure works best in large urban areas. However, they can be structured for otherpurposes.” They own Hazelbrand Farms, an organic farm in Newton County. They, like organic farmersacross the country, are moving to a new system of doing business called CommunitySupported Agriculture. “It sounds like a lot, but it’s $22 per week for the season,” Putnam said. “Most people spendmore than that for produce at the grocery store if they have a family.” “Turnover rates from 30 percent to 50 percent aren’t uncommon for CSAs in the UnitedStates,” Lohr said. “When turnover is high, demands on farmers’ time can be overwhelming.” “Farmers benefit because they receive an immediate source of capital and are able to share therisk with a community of supporters,” said Luanne Lohr, an economist with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They found that while many shareholders thought they wanted to try new varieties ofvegetables, the exotic vegetables didn’t appeal to their families, and many went unused. Hugh Lovel, who operates the Union Agricultural Institute in Blairsville, Ga., has had a CSAfor 10 years. It gives him the cash flow for his farm. He charges a membership fee and adeposit, which members get back in produce. UGA researchers joined seven Southeastern CSAs to find out what influenced that turnover. Recent research by Lohr and research partner Deborah Kane showed that CSAs’ biggestproblem is keeping shareholders.last_img read more

Bulldogs Ripley County Track Champs

first_imgThe Ripley County High School Track Meet was held at Batesville High School.The host Bulldogs won both the Boys & Girls Team Championships.Girls Team Scores:  Batesville 121, Jac-Cen-Del 53, South Ripley 35, Milan 22.Boys Team Scores:  Batesville 126, South Ripley 62, Jac-Cen-Del 26, Milan 19.Ripley County Track Meet Results (5-8)Submitted by Greg Stuart-Stuart Road Racing.last_img

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Pardeep Narwal Eyes More Records After Scoring 1000 Raid Points

first_img Kolkata: Star raider Pardeep Narwal, who created history by becoming the first player to score 1,000 raid points in Pro Kabaddi League, says he wants to achieve more consistency and break more records. The shy lad from Haryana took the kabaddi world by storm by becoming the highest point-scorer in his debut season with Patna Pirates. Since then, he has consistently broken a series of records, the crowning glory of which was an eight-point raid against Haryana Steelers in Season 5 in which he amassed 369 raid points — 150 points clear of the second most successful raider.  “On the whole, PKL for me from the day I started till now has been a great journey, and it doesn’t end here — I have many more records to break,” the Patna Pirates star raider told PTI. “I have worked very hard to reach here. I have a long way to go as a Kabaddi player. From here on, I will work harder and make sure I remain consistent and give my best for the team.”  In the ongoing season, Narwal has breached the 1,000 raid points mark to earn the epithet ‘record-breaker’. “It’s a responsibility that I have to keep up and for that I need to work hard and make sure I play well in every match,” he said. Narwal, who is lying third in the raid points’ standings this season, however, has failed to inspire his team Patna Pirates as they languish in the bottom of the table with 25 points. From here on, they have to virtually win all their remaining matches to make the playoffs.  Also Read | Pro Kabaddi League: Naveen Guides Dabang Delhi To 46-44 Win Over Jaipur Pink Panthers”The road to the playoffs is not going to be easy, as we have to win every match otherwise we are out of the running. We are taking every game as it comes, and not stressing on the win,” said the Patna Pirates skipper. “We have eight more games, and we plan to make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes from previous matches, and give our best as a team.”  Also Read | Pro Kabaddi League: Gujarat Fortunegiants edge past Patna Pirates 29-26As a captain, Narwal has a challenging task of constantly motivating his team. “I always sit with the team and discuss the issues and along with Coach sir we plan for each player’s strategy for every match. Every player has a role on the mat, but when and how to utilise their talent is key. Besides, getting the best out of the team, we make sure fitness of every player is good with continuous practise sessions on and off the mat,” he concluded. highlights Pardeep Narwal made his Kabaddi debut for Patna Pirates.Patna Pirates are currently at the bottom of the PKL table.Narwal amassed 369 points in the fifth season of PKL.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson pulling out of FIBA World Cup, Jerry Colangelo says

first_img Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris latest to pull out of USA Basketball FIBA World Cup pool NBA free agency news: Wizards to offer Bradley Beal $111M max extension Add Zion Williamson’s name to the growing list of players who won’t be joining USA Basketball for the 2019 FIBA World Cup this summer.The Pelicans forward has withdrawn from training camp, Team USA director Jerry Colangelo told The Athletic Monday. New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson has withdrawn from USA Basketball’s Select Team for FIBA World Cup training, Team USA director Jerry Colangelo told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 22, 2019Williamson, 19, was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He is expected to be an important building block in New Orleans’ future, as it sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers for an impressive haul of young talent and future draft picks. The 6-7, 285-pound high-flyer probably doesn’t need to accumulate extra wear and tear before his rookie season, and he’s not the only one sitting out the World Cup. Within the past week, James Harden, Anthony Davis, CJ McCollum and Eric Gordon, among others, also have pulled out of the upcoming USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas. Related Newscenter_img Williamson may be better served getting into shape and building chemistry with the Pelicans’ top-tier young core that includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and fellow 2019 draft pick Nickeil Alexander-Walker.Williamson already gave the Pelicans a scare when he bruised his knee in NBA Summer League play in Las Vegas earlier this month. He threw down some thunderous dunks and scored 11 points in nine minutes against the Knicks in his lone game, but the knee injury led New Orleans to keep him out for the remainder of that contest and the rest of the event. The Pelicans were 33-49 in 2018-19 and missed the playoffs, but New Orleans appears to be positioning itself for some serious improvement. Coach Gregg Popovich still currently has quality young players like Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Kuzma in the fold, as well as proven veterans like Kemba Walker and Damian Lillard. The 12-man U.S. roster will open World Cup play Sept. 1 in Shanghai.  last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The quiet zone railroad intersection question

first_img Loading … Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Guest · 335 weeks ago Waste of taxpayer dollars. Trains follow strict, pre-established government rules. People who bought homes in that area knew the trains existed when they purchased the homes. Trains supply one of the few good paying jobs left here in Wellington and re going to provide more jobs as the services in/out of Wellington expands. Find something else to complain about. Report Reply 2 replies · active 335 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Vera Warren · 335 weeks ago So wish they were considering the North end of town too. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Bob · 335 weeks ago Agreed. Sounds like some glad-handing going on here. “Lets give somebody a nice fat contract for something that’s really a non-issue with the large majority.” Trains KILL. Don’t play with quiet zones and we surely don’t need any new, expensive roadwork. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 335 weeks ago A note to those in Wellington, If you decide that you want this, you will have to pay for it. The railroad is not responsible for the equipment or to install a quiet zone crossing. It doesn’t make the crossing safer, it just allow the railroad the waiver to not blow the whistle as the approach and go thru the crossing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…… · 335 weeks ago How many people have lost limbs, or actually died at one of the crossings? I know of at least 2 who have died and one who lost a foot. It does not seem very smart to take away a warning system that is already weak. Pass Time Bar is not far from the Washington crossing. People who have could be intoxicated/ elderly walking back the Cherished Friends and people who live in the Wheat Capital Manor use that crossing all the time. I don’t know, it just seems like a bit of a chance to take. Besides, the people who live near the tracks had to know they where going to get the noise with the trains. It goes back to if you buy a house in an area like this, usually for a good price, you might have some undesirable noises or pot holes in your road. Report Reply 2 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Charleene · 335 weeks ago I have lived in Wellington all my life Eight years within a half block from the traacks and 2 years right next to the tracks (where the passengar trains unloaded) The whistles naver bothered me, but blocking the main streets for more than 5 minutes does. I am glad I don”t live south of them. Charlene Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down ronco · 335 weeks ago Rather than drag this thing out, just encourage the council to ask the BNSF one simple thing. What can we do to speed up moving the crew change point out to the 160 overpass east of town? This has been in the planning stages for years now, but delayed for various reasons. Once done, the eastbound trains that are blocking the crossings will come through town just as fast as the westbounds leaving now. These barricades being discussed arent gonna keep pedestrians from going around and in my 40 year career with the railroad i have either seen 1st hand or heard of several pedestirians being hit by a train, or ran over climbing through a parked one. Its all about train length and they wont get any shorter. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down jet · 335 weeks ago People are just thinking about not having the whistle blown, but they aren’t thinking about that means that street is blocked off. You can’t use it and neither can the police or firetrucks. If there is a major emergency those few minutes of going around means life or death! And it would be an inconvenience for everday driving. Just because it is night does not mean everbody is in bed not using the roads. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down MrO · 334 weeks ago The quiet zone will end a lot of noise pollution on the south end of town.The railroad is private property and like it or not they can block the crossings indefinitely.They have set time limits on themselves to not inconvenience the public.Some times problems happen and the crossings are blocked for longer periods.Wellington is very fortunate to have many ways around the railroad tracks.People trying to enter or leave Winfield or Mulvane are sometimes hogtied when problems on the railroad arise. Report Reply 0 replies · active 334 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Recently, the Wellington City Council discussed establishing  “quiet zone” intersections across the five railroad-highway crossings on the south side of Wellington. The intersections would be rebuilt in a way that motorists could not pass over the railroad tracks when a train approaches with 100-foot concrete barriers on each side. In turn the railroaders would not blow a train whistle when approaching a quiet zone intersection, which has been a nuisance for neighbors living near the railroad tracks (see story here).center_img Do you believe the council should pursue quiet zone intersections? Yes. There are way too many train whistles being blown in town. No. I’d feel uncomfortable if a train whistle wasn’t being blown. I think it’s an idea worth studying. That doesn’t mean I’m for or against the proposal. Huh? View Resultslast_img read more