1. Field Notes: Monona County Fair


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    To launch the release of the County Fair Edition ( http://www.fieldnotesbrand.com/county... ), Field Notes takes a field trip to the Monona County Fair in Onawa, Iowa.

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    • Pumpkin squash


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      Scientists have found that as a giant pumpkin grows its weight distributes higher stress in certain areas (red), triggering more cell growth there and giving the gourd a flattened shape. Credit: David Hu/Georgia Tech

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      • Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Legal Toxin


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        The use of gene-manipulated plants and increasingly aggressive chemicals transforms Argentina’s agricultural industry. Cases of cancer and deformities are rising – the local population fights against an invisible danger. Born in Spain in 1979, Ybarra learned photography from his grandfather when he was still a child. The only official training he got was at a Joop Swart Masterclass in 2009, for which he was selected by The World Press Photo Foundation. 2011 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography for his reportage of Colombia’s civil war. Represented by Getty Images. The Stories of a Wounded Land project dealing with the agro industry in Brazil and Argentina will be exhibited at the Visa pour l’Image Festival from 30 August to 14 September 2014, at the Eglise des Dominicains in Perpignan. Please find Alvaro Ybarra Zavala’s reportage in LFI Magazine 6/2014, available on Friday, 8th August: www.lfi-online.de Also available for the iPad: www.itunes.apple.com/de/app/lfi-leica-fotografie-international/id523601484?mt=8 To learn more about Ybarra’s work, visit his website: www.alvaroybarra.com

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        • Smashing pumpkins


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          Pumpkins can take only so much stress before splitting. Some kind of internal coping mechanism must allow pumpkins to grow to humongous sizes, scientists say. Credit: David Hu/Georgia Tech

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          • Avena+ Test Bed — Final Aerial Drone Clip — Agricultural Printing and Altered Landscapes


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            Avena+ Test Bed explores the relationship between landscape, agriculture and digital fabrication. http://benedikt-gross.de/log/2013/06/avena-test-bed_agricultural-printing-and-altered-landscapes/ With the advent of Precision Farming, agriculture has become fully mapped and will transform farming to a highly digital activity. This in combination with other changes underway in the countryside, mainly the paradigm shift from food to biogas production and various EU subsidy schemes to promote diversity, will lead to disruptive changes within the next few years for the (European) countryside. The project uses the idea of “Agricultural Printing” to explore the possibilities of digital fabrication carried over into farming. The experiment applies algorithms to partition and to create an environmentally beneficial structure into a standard biomass/energy production field. These additional areas establish, or improve, the connectivity for fauna and flora between habitats. This increased diversity also eases typical problems of monocultures e.g. less vermin → reduced usage of pesticides. Furthermore a farmer could “rent out” the areas for several months a year as compensatory area in the same fashion like the CO2 emissions trading scheme works (in the EU every new land for building has to be compensated). Hence in the near future a farmer might not just produce oats, peas, beans and barley, but also print “environment compensations areas” into his fields. The overall aim of the project is to look into the potential these changes (already underway), especially in terms of design opportunities. The emphasis lays in speculating about new models which would enhance current agricultural practices, and to then imagine their possible implications. By the end of July 2013 the test bed will be harvested to produce biogas. Plants: 85% oats (Avena Sativa) 15% eleven different flowers and herbs Dimensions: 11.5 hectares (320 m x 920 m) in Unterwaldhausen, South Germany The project was made possible with the generous support of: Maximilian Erbgraf zu Königsegg-Aulendorf Maximilian Count of Königsegg-Aulendorf Hubert Geser – Administrator Hofgut Stefansreute Lorenz Riegger – Project Engineer Roland Groß – Advice and Special Thanks Stefan Riegger – Tractor Driver LU Peter Boos – Farming Contractor Norbert Menz – Agricultural Advice Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmieder – Agricultural Advice Prof. Dr. Martin Dieterich – Agricultural Advice anviFILMS – Aerial Footage / Co-Editing “Monte” by Mermonte – Music (edited) The agricultural machinery was generously provided by: AGCO Massey Ferguson HORSCH Agrom Agrar- und Kommunaltechnik GmbH

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            • Soybeans: From the Field to the Table


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              Explore the process of how soybeans go from the field to your table. Submitted by Beresford FFA for the SD Soybean Video Contest.

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              • Bush League


                from Cy Kuckenbaker Added 11.8K 32 9

                72 minute documentary Bush League is a character driven ethnographic survey of a tiny village in Northern Malawi. Intimate dramas unfold in the lives of four villagers who are all members of the local soccer team. Chatwa, the team captain, is an ambitious farmer who’s in deep with the local bank but torrential rains are destroying his crops. Jake, an American Peace Corps volunteer who sponsors the team, is pushed to his limits when the politics of the game affect his school construction project. Jacqueline, the head cheerleader, suspects her husband is cheating on her and is concerned he’ll give her HIV. Mlawa is a midfielder and an expectant father who’s gravely concerned about the infection growing on his leg. Each must face their individual challenges as the team battles to win the local championship.. For more information about the survey of rural Malawians presented at the end of the film - watch an interview with Dr. Kim Yi Dionne: https://vimeo.com/15247760 Visit her website: http://habanahaba.wordpress.com/ Vancouver Int Film Fest New Jersey Int Film Fest (Winner Best Feature Documentary) Columbia Gorge Int Film Fest The Third Goal Film Fest Rutgers University Special Event Screening Bush League is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license - for more details please visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Please visit the website www.bushleaguemovie.com

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                • GMOrganic: A Botanical Love Story


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                  It seems like their professions put them on opposing sides of agriculture, but UC Davis Professor Pamela Ronald and her husband, Organic Farmer Raoul Adamchak, share a vision: they believe genetic engineering is a tool to make farming more sustainable.

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                  • Why I Farm: Allen Ett


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                    "We're also raising food for millions of people & that's a much larger responsibility. But it's the kind of responsibility I love. That's Why I Farm." - Allen Ett, Ashville, Ohio. Visit http://www.whyifarm.com and join Beck's Hybrids in honoring farmers.

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                    • What It's Like to Work at The Climate Corporation


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                      At The Climate Corporation we're using our technology backgrounds to help people and businesses adapt to the problems of climate change. We're at the forefront of a new and fast growing industry - one of those rare companies where cloud and big data expertise are being applied to solving real-world issues. Learn more about us and the great opportunities we have at climate.com/careers.

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