Madison-Plains FFA members awarded highest honor

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Four graduated members from the Madison-Plains FFA chapter received the highest degree attainable in the FFA, the American Degree.The three were recognized at the 89th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Indiana. The Degree requires the recipients to meet specific extensive requirements. This year’s recipients included Satch Davison, Garrett Davison, David Hodge and Kayla Thornsberry. As part of the requirements to earn their degree, they had to earn over $10,000 in their SAE projects and participate in at least 50 hours of community service. On average, only .5% of the 629,367 members of the National FFA earn the American FFA Degree. This year Madison Plains had 4 of the 3,780 American FFA degree recipients. The Madison-Plains FFA Chapter is very proud to see it’s members go so far and would like to congratulate them on their hard work.These four alumni members give the chapter hope in knowing anything is possible and hard work pays off.last_img read more

Cloud Computing Brings New Dimensions To Geospatial Business Intelligence

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts The advent of geodata and its use in the enterprise is evident in the advancements we’re seeing in the cloud computing space.This past week ArcGIS Beta launched. It’s an online mapping service that provides tools for making maps. You can share maps or build maps with other community members. It’s an example of how geodata is being used to create a new generation of data services that have multiple uses in the enterprise.Today Alteryx launched a new platform-as-a-service, or PaaS, that uses geospatial data for business intelligence.Alteryx mashes up data from transactional databases, spatial data formats, data warehouses and other formats to provide business intelligence. For instance, in the retail world, it uses geographic data to determine if a location fits into a retail franchise’s criteria for expansion.The geospatial business intelligence market includes a number of companies, including VisTracks , which is a PaaS, and Microsoft, which is not. Integeo applies its map intelligence to spatial platforms, like Google Earth, Google Maps, ESRI and MapInfo, and business intelligence platforms, like SAP, IBM/Cognos and Microsoft Excel. Spatialytics.com is also an open-source geospatial business intelligence application.Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence (Geo-BI)We expect more services to evolve as business intelligence platforms become more Web oriented, and the use of collaborative tools become easier for the non-technical person to use.center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williamslast_img read more

Compensation for Punjab farmers

first_imgThe Punjab government has decided to pay ₹2,500 per acre as compensation to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt their paddy straw.State Agriculture Secretary Kahan Singh Pannu on Wednesday said that farmers cultivating non-basmati paddy and owning land up to five acres, would get ₹2,500 per acre compensation for not burning the residue. “Firstly, the beneficiary of this compensation should be a farmer who owns up to five acres of land in his name, his wife and children under 18 years of age. Secondly, the aforesaid farmer should cultivate non-basmati paddy in the above mentioned area and should also not have burnt paddy residue in any part of his field,” he said.While explaining the procedure for seeking compensation, Mr. Pannu said those farmers who fulfilled the above stated conditions, would have to submit the self-declaration performa with the panchayat concerned by November 30. Money in bank account“The performa is available with the village panchayats. The compensation amount would be directly credited to the bank account of the eligible farmers,” he added.Mr. Pannu said burning paddy residue was in blatant violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and warned of strict action against farmers who violate it.last_img read more