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Energy explained: Where does it come from and how much do we use?

Jan 18, 2017
Inside Energy

Nothing in our world – cars, coffee, cat videos, even canned pineapple – would exist without energy. But although energy makes everything work, most of us don’t know the answers to even the most fundamental questions:

How much energy do we use?

And where does our energy come from?

‘Girls Who Code’ program starts Feb. 1

Jan 16, 2017
Provided

A national initiative that focuses on teaching girls basic computer programming skills will be available locally next month.

Girls Who Code will begin an eight-week series for girls and young women in sixth through 12th grades from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Gates Public Library meeting room, 902 Elmgrove Road.

WATCH: Farmers struggle with financial decisions

Jan 12, 2017
Harvest Public Media

The federal government expected net farm income and farm profits to fall in 2016, the third-straight year of declines.

That means farmers and ranchers are taking a closer look at their finances, and many aren’t very optimistic about their prospects for 2017.

Drones may improve agricultural practices, increase efficiency

Jan 10, 2017
Jesse Howe/Harvest Public Media

The use of drones has evolved from a hobby to military use and now to agriculture. Farmers are using drones to inspect their crops, detect diseases and deliver chemicals.

Mentorship in digital age can be blend of old, new

Dec 30, 2016
Denise Young / Innovation Trail

Sarah Bowman Davila never thought she’d own her own business.

A licensed clinical social worker, she had always worked for agencies, providing counseling to teenagers, women and people with chemical dependencies, among others.

But an opportunity — and someone who would prove to be a caring guide in her life — changed her career path.

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