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FFA chapters adapt, dairy farmers find new income

The Around Farm Progress Podcast shares the story of how COVID-19 is forcing FFA chapters to flex; and renewable natural gas is gaining popularity

We went looking for good news this week among the Farm Progress team and we found a couple of interesting stories.

When you can't go to school and your best fund-raising event – a state fair – shuts down, what can an FFA Chapter do? Tom Bechman, editor of Indiana Prairie Farmer shares news on that topic that shows these groups can pivot with the best of them. Check out what he has to say on that topic.

Then we turn to Wisconsin where Fran O'Leary, editor of Wisconsin Agriculturist, shares news of a dairy operation that's producing renewable natural gas from its own methane, and from digester methane trucked in from other dairies. The rising need for low carbon fuel could be a new opportunity for Midwest livestock operations.

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FFA Chapters are finding ways to help out in the community despite COVID; and dairy farms are finding new ways to put methane to work.

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