Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Adam and Jess Campbell of Waynesville are winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing to and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture.The Campbells run Carroll Creek Farms LLC, a livestock farm that sells directly to consumers. Jess is assistant vice president of agribusiness at Farm Credit Mid-America and has held several leadership positions on the Warren County Farm Bureau board of trustees, including president and vice president and served on its budget, audit and communications committees. Both she and Adam are graduates of OFBF’s AgriPOWER Institute leadership development program, and Adam was a Discussion Meet contest participant. In 2017 the couple was named the local chamber of commerce’s Young Professional Award winner.The Campbells will be recognized at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in December and will receive a John Deere Gator courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America as well as a $1,000 cash prize from Ohio Farm Bureau. They also will receive an expense-paid trip to New Orleans to compete in the national Excellence in Agriculture contest during American Farm Bureau’s annual convention in January.Prizes for AFBF’s Young Farmer and Rancher contests include:• First Place: A new Ford truck or vehicle of equal value and paid registration to the AFBF FUSION Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., courtesy of Ford. • Second Place: A Case IH Farmall 50A, courtesy of Case IH. • Third Place: A Case IH 40” Combination Roll Cabinet & Top Chest and $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH plus $2,000 of Stanley Black & Decker merchandise, courtesy of Stanley Black & Decker. • Fourth Place: Case IH 40” Combination Roll Cabinet & Top Chest and a $500 Case IH parts card, courtesy of Case IH.For more information about Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program, visit experienceyap.com.
Candidates contesting the Maharashtra Assembly elections will be under watch not just physically, but also in the cyberspace, with the Election Commission of India (ECI) setting up a dedicated cell to monitor their activities on social media platforms ahead of the polls. Cyber crime officials said the social media monitoring cell was set up earlier this month, in light of the observation that social media has become a popular platform for election-related activities. The cell will be headed by Superintendent of Police Balsing Rajput, Maharashtra Cyber, who is also the nodal officer for Maharashtra for the cell.“We are watching out for any and all content uploaded on social media that could amount to violation of any kind, and will be reporting these instances to the relevant authorities. This includes scanning all mediums like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,” Mr. Rajput said. The cell will mainly be keeping an eye out for three kinds of violations. The first kind is any content being shared that might amount to defamation, rumour-mongering or fake news, and such instances will be forwarded to the concerned police units for further action. The second is violation of the model code of conduct, which will be reported to the ECI. The third category is of posts that might give rise to law and order problems, in which case they will be removed from the internet. “There is a lot of scope for violations through social media, such as holding live events on Facebook or Instagram when campaigning is forbidden, or uploading advertisements of candidates on such platforms when it is not allowed. Any activities which hamper the election process will be liable for action,” Mr. Rajput said. The cell will also scan social media for posts by citizens drawing attention to wilful violations of the model code of conduct by candidates or their supporters, including enticement for votes and use of force or intimidation, officers said.
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