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Farmer Idea Exchange Looking for Innovative Ideas

Deadline to submit ideas to Farm Bureau is Sept. 7.

Do you have an idea that has made things easier around the farm, made you more money, or improved your management? The Farm Bureau wants farmers to submit their innovative ideas for judging in the Farmer Idea Exchange, sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The Farmer Idea Exchange is geared to surface inventions, equipment modifications, innovative crops, marketing techniques, management systems and farming practices developed by Farm Bureau members.

The categories in the Farmer Idea Exchange include: Ag Equipment; Safety, Health, Accessibility; Workshop; Livestock/Equine; Cropping Systems; Marketing/Management; Conservation/Improved Efficiencies; and Buildings.

Up to 15 ideas from around the country may be selected for display as posters as a part of the AFBF 2008 annual convention in New Orleans. For each poster idea displayed at the 2008 AFBF Convention, AFBF will provide $1,500 to the entrant to help cover travel expenses, hotel, meals and costs of developing the poster display. The national winner will receive one year's free use of a New Holland TV-145 Bidirectional tractor.

Get the rules and application at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau web site, www.wfbf.com. The deadline to submit the application to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau is Sept. 7.

For more information, contact Tom Thieding at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, 608-828-5709, or tthieding.fbcenter@wfbf.com.

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