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We've chosen a theme as close as possible to the old one, and many of you may notice very little difference. For the next few newsletters, however, I'll try to note a few differences you might see. Please call or email if you have any issues with the website, and we'll work through them.
- When you log into the website, your log-in can now be remebered--no need to log in every time if using the same machine. Good news!
- When you log in now, you'll automatically be taken to the front page of the website. If you want to get to the "Members" section (where you can edit our profile, see what you're signed up for, create events, etc, then click "Member Area" at the upper right of the screen.
- Events (Greeter signup, social events, Salvation Army signup) created in Version 1 no longer show up on the front page of the website or in the newsletter. If creating Events in the future, please click "Edit Events 2.0" to make sure to promote them widely. If you want help migrating your old version event to the new version, let me know!
Ken Ruprecht from Ruprecht Dairy Farm visited to tell us about changes in farming practices that have increased production and efficiency while making dairy more environmentally friendly than it has recently been.The farm has 130 diary cows and 135 younger stock, producing 1,200 gallons of milk per say (up 45% per cow since 1978).Water usage is 65% less per gallon of milk, while land usage is down 90% and the carbon footprint down 64% per cow. At the same time, the cows are treated as well as ever, and, in fact, are housed more comfortably and are even more content, for contented cows produce more and better quality milk. Synthetic hormones are not use and are not present in the milk. Ken's presentation was very informative for an audience that is, for the most part, at some remove from the actual production of food and without a lot of knowledge of current farming practices. In this video, Ken talks about sustainability: how it can be defined and what it means in diary farming.
We also received a visit from former OSU (but once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye) stalwarts Craig Krenzel and Ryan Miller. This year's prognosis: the Bucks are loaded, hungry, and ready to rule the Big 10.
Do you ever use Amazon to order anything? If so, you now have a way to contribute to Dublin A.M. Rotary Charitable Foundation without any cost to you or the Foundation. Go to Amazon Smile (http://smile.amazon.com/), log-in with your Amazon account, and select Dublin A.M. Rotary Foundation as your charity of choice. Nothing will change when you order from Amazon except that .5% will get donated to our Foundation. Hooray! Thanks to Lisa Blackwell for alerting the club to this possibility and Amy Barnhart for setting up our account.