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July 26, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 PATrI CARPENTER TJ Willis of Cowley gets tossed on a bareback ride at the Cowley Rodeo held on Saturday, July 21. See more Cowley Pioneer Day photos on pages 9 and 16. continued from page 1 under her direction. The po- sition will be a one-year con- tract position and, although not tenured like a regular teaching position, will re- quire that the individual be a certified teacher. ' I is is a perfect ex- ample of what we state in our mission statement as a board," commented board chairwoman Judy Richards, who said she felt this type of program carried out the mission of the board to indi- vidually address the needs of each student in the dis- trict. The staffing budget also includes funds to hire an additional para-educator in the special education de- partment at Lovell Elemen- tary School. The para-edu- cator will help handle the increase in special educa- tion students entering the program. The district antici- pates an increase to 65 spe- cial ed students at the ele- mentary school level alone. "The data we are seeing is showing an increase in the disabilities we are see- ing and we are seeing more kids with more severe dis- abilities," said Coe. "This is an upfront cost for us in the first year but will be reim- bursed in the second year." He would also like to increase attendance at the monthly general member- ship meetings and plans to walk the streets of north Big Horn County communi- ties to meet business owners and managers and recruit new Chamber members. As part of that process, he wants to build value into a Chamber membership as part of a master plan. As part of his goal to fos- ter networking, Bose said he wants to use the member- continued from page 1 ship meetings as a platform for "easier and tangible con- nections among members." Ultimately, he said, the goal is to help the business community grow. "In my opinion, to at- tract more businesses, the Lovell area needs to first create more business," he said. "For example, an ad- vertising agency would have a hard time opening up here, but if there were more mi- cro, home-based and start- up businesses operating in Coe said he felt confi- dent that the new positions could be sustained as long as the district's ADM holds steady as it has for the past several years. In other matters, Coe reported that the district met the requirements of the SFD and signed a con- tract with Plan One Archi- tects to work on refining the plan for the high school remodel. Board member Mari- anne Grant agreed to rep- resent the school board for another year as the Wyo- ming School Boards Asso- ciation voting delegate. Lovell, the market would automatically attract these larger, what I call auxiliary businesses. ' ese, in turn, bring more money, jobs and resi- dents to the area. It takes businesses to make busi- nesses. So I think the first step to growing Lovell eco- nomically is to foster growth of the smaller guys as well as maintaining the success of the existing businesses. The small guys attract the bigger guys." years. I don't think we would have had a crop at all the last few springs without this technology. The wet weather would have made it impos- sible." Crosby is part of a typi- cal farm family in the area. He and his father and three brothers are farming beets on land that has been in their family for three genera- tions. "As farmers, we have more people to feed and less real estate to do it with," ex- plained Crosby. "This type of technology has helped us to keep up with the popu- continued from page 1 lation because now every crop yields more because of Roundup ready and disease resistant products." The Roundup ready product allows plants to grow without competing with weeds, explained Crosby. Farmers use less equipment, less labor, less fuel and less herbicide as a result, and these reduced costs have al- lowed most to increase their profit margins by a signifi- cant amount, Crosby said. "We're really glad the USDA did the right thing here because any other deci- sion would have really set us back." Crosby notes that since using RR sugar beets farm- ers like him are yielding as much as 50 percent more beets. "Less trips across the field means less fuel, less herbicide and less outside labor," said Deaver farmer Paul Wambeke. "We make less of a carbon footprint, which is good for everyone. It's a better deal for us all the way around." Wambeke farms 190 acres that has been in his family since the early 1900s. He is a third generation beet farmer. His grandfather im- migrated to the area spe- cifically to work in the beet fields. According to Western Sugar Cooperative senior agriculturalist Mark Bjor- nestad, approximately 2,500 acres in the Lovell area are used to grow beets. That in- cludes eight growing units (mostly family farms) made up of about 20 people who depend on the income from their beet crop as a major source of income. According to Bjornes- tad, the most recent sugar campaign processed about 475,000 tons of beets into sugar that was then shipped all over the country. To pro- cess those beets into sugar, the plant employs around 40 people year round and around 120 during the cam- paign itself. An additional 75-80 people are employed during the campaign just to work on the piles of beets that are trucked in from nearby farms to the facto- ry in Lovell. The campaign ending in 2012 was a record year for local farmers, due in part to the technology of the RR sugar beets they have been using for the past sev- eral years, said Bjornestad. "I think the decision to deregulate is very positive for our industry," said Bjor- nestad. The USDA issued the following statement on July 19 explaining the impact of their decision: "With this de- cision, farmers and distrib- utors can freely move and plant RR sugar beets with- out further regulatory over- sight from APHIS." The decision leaves farmers free and clear to do what they do best--grow food for a growing popula- tion. through " arn in the tl eme [or 2012 THURSDAY, JULY 26 4-H Fabric & Fashion 9:00AM Located at Rocky Mountain High School Auditorium SATURDAY, JULY 28 4-H Dogs 9:00AM MONDAY, JULY 30 Junior Halter Horse 8:00AM Open Halter Horse Following Jr. Holter Horse All English Performance Classes Following Barrels & Poles (Jr:s & Open)6:00PM EXHIBITS ARRIVING ON GROUNDS TUESDAY, JULY 31 Junior Horse Performance FollowedbyOpen WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Education Art Followed by Scouts Open Needlework NOON Open Hay & 4-H General & Foods hOOPM Open Floriculture 3:00PM Open Swine (followed by Jr. Swine) 5:00PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Junior Sheep & Wool (followed by open) 8:00AM Fruits & Vegetables (FFA & Open) 8:30AM OpenGrain/Crops/Forage/Culinary/Food Pres,/Arts & Crafts Quilt Show 9:00AM FREE STAGE Noon to 5:45 PM Local Bands & Tiger Tom Walsh Singer Story Teller AIR Playground $5 all day hOOPM-6:OOPM FFA Agriculture Mechanics/Agromony 2:00PM Junior Goats & Pee Wee Showmanship 3:00PM 4-H Fabric & Fashion Review (on Free Stage) $:30PM Hog Wrestling 6:00 PM Big Horn REA arena: $6 gate fee FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Junior Beef (followed by open) 8:00AM Jr. Poultry & Rabbits (followed by open) IO:OOAM AIR playground / Quilt Show hOOPM-6:OOPM FREE STAGE Noon to 7:00 PM HOME FREE & Tiger Tom Walsh Singer Story Teller Jr. Livestock Show (Big Horn REA arena) 6:00PM Dance with Rewinders I Carcass Contest (at Basin Processing) TBA SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 FREE Breakfast 8:00- IO:OO AM Sponsored by Ron's Food Farm Quilt Show 9:00AM BHC Farm Bureau Livestock Judging Contest Big Horn County Fair Parade IO:OOAM Horse Shoe Pitching Contest Noon Sponsored by Teton Distributors & Greybull Bldg Supply Zucchini Carving Contest (in show arena) Noon FREE Stage Noon to6:OOPM AIR Playground $S AII DayhOOPM Dress-a-Pet (in show arena) hO0 PM SlackTeam Roping & Barrel Racing 3:00PM Rodeo (Junior go first - $8 gate fee) I:OOPM Fair Dance AfterRodeo SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 All Exhibits Released Demolition Derby ($8 gate fee) 8:00AM 2:30 PM ! 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