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Public Speaking

For many years 4-H has encouraged millions of youth around the world to become proficient at public speaking. This communication …

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Competition Is Healthy

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Mental Health & Imagination

During a recent conference, someone posed an interesting question to me. Could the rise in mental health diagnoses be …

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Tax Relief for Landowners

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What's in Your Air?

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A Refreshing Summer Treat

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Radon in Your Home

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