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June 2020 Story Lead Contest Winner Published In Farm Journal


Congrats @Stacey Stearns from UConn for submitting the winning story lead for the June 2020 Farm Journal Story Lead Contest. And thank you to everyone that submitted last month!

The story, COVID-19 Needs Spurs Dairy - UConn Food Pantry Parternship has been published by Farm Journal. You can read the full story here.

Today is the deadline for the July 2020 Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead contest here in Connect Extension. Several story leads have already been submitted; if you didn't get a chance, you still have time!  This month's topic is about how you are empowering farmers to maximize their use of data, equipment, and precision technology - especially as it relates to farm profitability, environmental impact, or innovation. Learn more here.

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