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first_img Previous articleQCCP-Syngenta Collaboration Produces Cellulosic EthanolNext articlePurdue Top Farmer Strategies Include Getting Back to Basics Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Tate and Lyle Announces $90 Million Lafayette Investment SHARE Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Tate & Lyle (LSE: TATE), a global supplier of ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industry, in London today to announce the company’s plans to invest more than $90 million in its Lafayette, Indiana operations over the next three years. “All over the world, business leaders are recognizing that Indiana has all the ingredients they need to take their businesses to the next level,” said Pence. “From a central location in the heartland of America to tax policies that encourage growth, Indiana is affordable, innovative and productive. I was privileged to personally thank leaders at Tate & Lyle in London today for recognizing that Indiana offers global companies the perfect recipe for success.” The substantial investment includes plans for a three-phased expansion of Tate & Lyle’s Lafayette Sagamore facility to increase its modified food starch production capacity, as well as a number of improvements to increase efficiencies at its Lafayette South facility. The planned expansion and upgrades are expected to be complete in 2017. In addition to the substantial investment in infrastructure, Tate & Lyle, which currently employs more than 500 Indiana associates, plans to add around 10 positions to the local workforce.   “Our investments in Lafayette position us for future flexibility and growth within our markets and allow us to provide the solutions our customers need to meet consumer demands while making continued improvements in our environmental performance,” said Olivier Rigaud, president of specialty food ingredients at Tate & Lyle. “We’d like to thank the state of Indiana and the city of Lafayette for their ongoing support of these projects and look forward to our continued relationship with them.” Founded in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century and headquartered in London, Tate & Lyle produces a wide range of sweeteners, starches, stabilizer systems and industrial ingredients, many of which are made from corn, for customers around the world. The company’s global network of more than 30 production and research facilities includes two manufacturing facilities in Lafayette, along with grain elevators in Francesville and Fowler, Indiana. For its fiscal year ending in March 2014, Tate & Lyle’s sales totaled $5.32 billion.  “Tate & Lyle continues to be one of Lafayette’s leading industries,” said Lafayette Mayor Tony Roskwarski. “This latest investment and pledged job creation is one of many investments that the company has made here in their local plants. It is a testament that Lafayette is good place to do business. We appreciate their confidence and support of the Lafayette plant and our community.” The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered TL HUS, Inc. up to $375,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s investment plans. The city of Lafayette approved additional tax abatement at the request of the Greater Lafayette Commerce. This week, Pence is leading an economic development and jobs mission to the United Kingdom, sharing why Indiana is a state that works for companies to grow and thrive. More information about the governor’s job-hunting trip can be found at https://www.in.gov/gov/UK2014.htm. Source: IEDC Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 15, 2014 Facebook Twitter Tate and Lyle Announces $90 Million Lafayette Investmentlast_img read more


first_img SHARE Cover Crops Can Improve Soil Health, Water Quality and Yields, Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleFarm Donates $5 Million to Purdue Animal Science Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Farmers who add cover crops to their fields not only can help improve Ohio’s water quality, they can also cut input costs and improve their soil’s health. Growers who plant cover crops – including oilseed radish, cereal rye, Austrian winter pea and crimson clover – can also expect to reduce soil erosion and cut down on nutrient losses, according to Jim Hoorman, a soil expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.Hoorman, an Ohio State University Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops and water quality issues, will offer a workshop for both growers who want get started planting cover crops and those who want to expand their knowledge of the benefits of cover crops. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college. Hoorman will hold the workshop, “Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health,” at several sites, beginning with Ottawa on Jan. 7, 2015.The workshop discussion will also focus on how the use of cover crops can have a positive impact on improving the state’s watersheds, he said.Experts say phosphorus runoff from farmland is a cause of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other lakes. In August, toxins from a bloom in western Lake Erie led to a two-day drinking water ban in Toledo.“The use of cover crops and ECO farming (ecological farming) is growing in popularity among farmers because of its success in improving soil structure, decreasing soil and nutrient losses, and eventually leading to higher yields,” Hoorman said. “ECO farming includes using long-term, no-till, continuous living cover and other best management practices as an economically viable, ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable growing practice.”Ecological concepts help to make farming more efficient, he said. “Farmers wanting to keep nutrients out of surface water, including Lake Erie, Grand Lake St. Marys and Buckeye Lake, will find that cover crops is one way to do that,” Hoorman said. “Their use can counter extreme weather events and store soil moisture while improving water quality.”The workshop will offer growers an advanced, marathon session on cover crops with the opportunity to work hands-on with soils and seeds and learn about specific cover crops, such as the fact that legume cover crops protect the soil from erosion but also produce nitrogen for crop production, he said.“Cover crops and no-till worked together in a crop rotation to feed the soil microbes, which more efficiently utilize and retain soil nutrients,” Hoorman said. “Soil microbes are like soluble bags of fertilizer, so keeping the soil microbes healthy improves plant production.”Topics for the daylong workshop include:* ECO farming: Ecological farming practices* Soil ecology and nutrient recycling* Using cover crops to adapt to extreme weather* Biology of soil compaction* Soil demonstrations* Economics of cover crops* Using the cover crop selector tool* Raising homegrown nitrogen* Using grasses and brassica in your crop rotation* Open discussion: Using cover crops in a crop rotation* Keeping phosphorus in the soil profile using ECO farmingThe registration cost for each workshop is $25 and includes lunch, handouts, fact sheets and a new Midwest Cover Crop Field Guide. Times and locations are:* Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Putnam County OSU Extension Office, 1206 East Second St., in Ottawa. To register, call 419-523-6294 or [email protected]* Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Knox County Extension Office, 1025 Harcourt Road, in Mt. Vernon. To register, call 740-397-0401 or email [email protected]* Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Willams County Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 1120 W. High St., in Bryan. To register, call 419-636-5608 or [email protected]* Mar. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the location to be announced. To register, call 937-224-9654 or email [email protected]* Mar. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paulding County Fairgrounds, 503 Fairground Drive, in Paulding. To register, call 419-399-8225 or email [email protected] By Gary Truitt – Dec 9, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Cover Crops Can Improve Soil Health, Water Quality and Yields, Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgHome Energy Growth Energy Submits Comments on EPA RVO Proposal Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter SHARE Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Click HERE for the full comments with exhibits submitted to EPA. Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleDairy Groups Commend Senate Appeals for a Robust U.S. Dairy Outcome in TPP Talks Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program SHARE Name Sym Last Change By Gary Truitt – Jul 29, 2015 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Growth Energy Submits Comments on EPA RVO Proposal Click HERE to view the Executive Summary. Tom BuisOn Monday, Growth Energy submitted detailed comments in response to the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2014, 2015 and 1016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) which are part of the broader Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy noted, “The RFS has been an overwhelming success. It has created American jobs, revitalized rural America, injected much-needed competition into a monopolized vehicle fuels market, lowered the price at the pump, improved the environment, and made our nation more energy independent and secure by reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil. It makes no sense that EPA would try and move this program backward.  We hope that EPA will review our comments closely and finalize the volumes at the statutory levels.” How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more


first_img ASA, Others, Voice Support for TPP SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News ASA, Others, Voice Support for TPP By Gary Truitt – Nov 12, 2015 SHARE A coalition of agriculture groups voiced support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership while meeting at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Annual Convention on Wednesday. Led by the American Soybean Association, the groups voiced support for the 12 nation trade deal. The American Soybean Association endorsed the deal and urged Congress to quickly pass the trade pact. ASA President Wade Cowan said “we know that this will further expand our access to valuable markets in Asia and Latin America.” The TPP, if approved, will eliminate tariffs on soybeans, soybean oil and soybean meal in each of the 12 TPP nations within a set timeframe, according to ASA. Other groups offering support for the TPP includedThe National Pork Producers Council, The National Corn Growers Association, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The U.S. Grains Council, the National Association of Wheat Growers and USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service. Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farmers Focus on Field Repair After Summer FloodingNext articleMonsanto Net Income Forecast Lower Gary Truittlast_img read more


first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Pork Wants U.S. Bilateral Trade Deal with Japan By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 9, 2017 Pork Wants U.S. Bilateral Trade Deal with Japan SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter The European Union and Japan formally agreed to the outline of a free trade deal. America’s pork producers want to know why the U.S. is not moving on its own bilateral deal with Japan, the highest value market for U.S. pork exports. They say that, now that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has gone away, the U.S. needs to be moving forward quickly on a TPP-type of deal with Japan.Under the old TPP, Japan’s tariffs on pork would have been completely eliminated. When their agreement is fully in place, the E.U. will be able to sell pork at a lower tariff rate that will eventually disappear, making it harder for American pork to compete in the market. Other countries are moving ahead on bilateral trade agreements, and U.S. pork producers do not want to miss out on opportunities. “We’ve let the administration know they should focus on the Asian-Pacific area and start with Japan,” says Dave Warner of the National Pork Producers Council. “It’s the fastest growing area in the world.” Japanese consumers purchased $1.6 billion in U.S. pork, and demand is very strong in spite of tariffs and other measures that limit market access.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: The Cost of Free TradeNext articleIBCA to feature “Cattlemen’s Choice” sandwich Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 2, 2018 pork-on-the-4thHamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, brats, all staples of the 4th of July grill. Indiana pork farmers suggest some alternatives as you finalize the Independence Day menu. One of the benefits to putting pork on the grill is how quickly it becomes ready to eat, according to Jeanette Merritt with Indiana Pork.“Taking pork chops and putting them on the grill, you’ll have a meal done very quickly,” she said. “Ten or fifteen minutes and your pork chops are done, make a nice little side and dress them up a little bit and you don’t have to stand at the grill all day. You can hang out with your friends, your family and you’ll have a meal done in minutes.”For breakfast on the 4th of July, Indiana Pork has a recipe on their Fork More Pork website for ham and cheese muffins, delicious, easy and quick.“You can make them the night before if you don’t want to make them that morning, and then just warm them up. But, they can be ready in twenty minutes from baking them in your oven and they have ham and cheddar cheese and all your typical muffin ingredients. It’s a really good, complete breakfast that doesn’t dirty too many dishes.”And for later in the day she says pork shish kabobs are fun to eat and fun to make.“It’s something that you can involve your kids to do,” Merritt said. “Kids really like to make their own, so you can take your pork loin, chunk it up and then do with it whatever you want. Our online recipe has some options, but maybe your family doesn’t like onions or peppers and they’d rather use pineapple on it, or they’d rather do something different. So, kids can kind of make an assembly line and make those however they want to eat them, whatever is tasty to them, and then it’s always fun for them to eat too because you are kind of playing with your food, pulling it off the kabob and eating. It’s a really fun, family recipe that everyone can be involved in making.”Pork on the 4th, your Indiana pig farmers will thank you! Home Indiana Agriculture News How About Some Pork on the 4th of July Menu SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE How About Some Pork on the 4th of July Menu Previous articlePollination Underway Across IndianaNext articleChange Needs to Come to Rural Indiana Andy Eubanklast_img read more


first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News California-Based Agbiosciences Company to Establish New Swine Farm in Jasper County SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 30, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter California-Based Agbiosciences Company to Establish New Swine Farm in Jasper County Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Jasper County officials joined executives from Premier BioSource, an agriculture biosciences company specializing in the production of research-purposed swine, broke ground on the company’s first Indiana farming operation in Rensselaer Thursday.“With our strong agricultural tradition and thriving life sciences sector, Indiana offers a winning solution for companies like Premier BioSource who provide high-quality swine to research institutions across the U.S.,” said Lt. Governor Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “We are excited Premier BioSource chose to locate here in Indiana, and I am confident that our hardworking Hoosier workforce will help propel their future success.”The Ramona, California-based company will invest nearly $7.5 million to construct and equip a 78,000-square-foot, 600-sow, farrow-to-finish farm operation in Rensselaer. Premier BioSource’s pigs will be used solely for biomedical research and product development, contributing to advancements in heart stents, cardiac repair and rejuvenation, diabetes and insulin research, and surgical procedures. With plans to be operational by June 2019, the facility will house 4,752 pigs at full capacity and supply the company’s eastern U.S. client base.Premier BioSource, which has 11 employees across the U.S., plans to add up to 21 new jobs in Indiana and begin hiring in 2019 for positions in animal care and transportation services. Interested applicants may apply by contacting Jon Hoek, general manager of Premier BioSource.“Indiana was a perfect fit for Premier BioSource because of its friendly business environment and rich agricultural heritage,” said Mark Bousema, president of Premier BioSource. “Couple that with Rensselaer’s close proximity to our customers and access to quality labor, this was an easy choice for our company.”Founded by Tom and Carl Salayer in 1987, Premier BioSource raises top-quality swine, which share many physiological and anatomical similarities with humans, for the biomedical research community. Through its partnership with Indiana-based Summit Livestock Facilities, the company’s Jasper County farm operation will be designed to facilitate regulatory compliance, improve animal health and production, enhance operational efficiencies and address social concerns.“Jasper County is a leader in Indiana’s agriculture sector, consistently being a top producer in both crops and livestock,” said Jasper County Commissioner Kendell Culp, who also serves as vice president of the Indiana Farm Bureau. “Premier BioSource is a state-of-the-art company. We are pleased that they chose to locate in Jasper County; our strong work ethic and commitment to 21st century agriculture makes us an agribusiness hot spot.”The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered S&S Farms, LP (dba Premier BioSource) up to $130,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The Jasper County Commissioners and Jasper County Economic Development Organization are supportive of the project.Indiana’s agriculture and agribusiness industry supports more than 107,000 Hoosier jobs and contributes an estimated $31 billion to the state’s economy annually. In addition, the state has earned a reputation as a global leader in the life sciences industry, ranking second in the nation in worldwide exports according to BioCrossroads and the Indiana Business Research Center. With the state’s significant research and training capabilities at its colleges and universities, Indiana is well positioned to propel new advancements and breakthrough technologies at the intersection of both industries.Source: Indiana Economic Development Corporation Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Health and Water QualityNext articleAdministration on E15: “Let’s Get it Done” Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more


first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest Now Open By American Farm Bureau Federation – Jul 1, 2020 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest Now Open SHARE Facebook Twitter Utah Farm Bureau members Beth and Rhett Crandall with Flint, 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Credit: Nestlé PurinaFarmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina. This is the third year of the contest, which celebrates farm dogs that work alongside farmers and ranchers to produce nutritious food for families and their pets across America.Farm dog owners must be Farm Bureau members to enter their dogs in the competition. Applicants who are not Farm Bureau members can visit fb.org/join to learn about becoming a member.To submit, click here.PrizesOne grand prize winner – Farm Dog of the Year – and up to four (4) regional runners-up will be selected. The grand prize winner will be featured on American Farm Bureau and Purina websites and social media platforms. The prizes below will be awarded.Grand Prize WinnerOne year’s worth of Purina dry dog foodRecognition as the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year$5,000 in prize money to be presented at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the AFBF Convention in January.Runners-UpUp to four (4) regional runners-up will each receive $1,000 in prize money.People’s Choice PupPeople’s Choice Pup was a popular element of the 2020 contest. More than 100,000 social media followers voted, commented, shared or liked their favorite dog. People’s Choice Pup will return for the 2021 contest, with profiles of the top 10 dogs shared starting in October, with the public invited to vote. Bragging rights and a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the People’s Choice Pup.JudgingA panel of judges selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation shall select the winners. Judging of the contest will be based on nomination materials submitted. Desired attributes in the Farm Dog of the Year are helpfulness to the farmer and his/her family, playfulness and obedience.Contestants agree that the sole and final judgement as to all matters concerning the contest and interpretation of contest rules are at the sole discretion of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and their officers and staff.Contest PeriodThe contest begins on July 1, 2020, and ends on Aug. 20, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted. The winners will be notified via email on Sept. 17, 2020.How to EnterNo purchase necessary. Written responses to questions and still photos must be submitted to nominate your dog. Video clips are welcomed, but not required.Contest RulesVoid where prohibited. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. By entering, entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleBig Corn and Bean Rally and the Hot and Dry Begins on the HAT Wednesday PodcastNext articleSoybean Growers Call Gap-Year SREs a “Devastating Blow” American Farm Bureau Federationlast_img read more


first_imgTCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” The entrance to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum as it appeared in 2014 just prior the current to renovation. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman) printEven with the delay of the opening of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Horned Frogs are excited to have some basketball games back on campus soon.TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte announced this week that weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances have caused delays in the opening of the new basketball arena. “We have now chosen Dec. 20 as the opening date for our new basketball home,” Del Conte said in a media release Tuesday.Sophomore Katina Burke said the delay of the opening shouldn’t have any effect on the season, but she said “it’s a bummer” the renovations won’t be ready in time.Burke added that having the games so close to where students live should make it easier for students to attend the games.“Now that games are so close, there’s not really a reason for people not to be able to go,” Burke said.First-year student Mackinley Bullock said she thinks attendance will be high for the first couple of games.“I know I plan on going,” Bullock said. “I think people want to go see the renovations and how they’ve turned out.”Head basketball coach Trent Johnson said the team is excited to move into the arena, which underwent a $72 million renovation.“Ed Schollmaier and Rae Schollmaier have done an excellent job,” Johnson said in his press conference at the Big 12 Conference basketball media day. “Putting us in an environment this year that we’ll compete at a high level. It’s been a long time coming.”Bullock said the new arena will give the team a “fresh start.”“They are going to be really excited to play in their new arena,” Bullock said. “I feel like that will make them play well.”Johnson said it’s about the capability of beating the good teams and the good people, not about where they play their games.“You can have all the facilities in the world,” Johnson said. “But you’ve got to compete at a high level and win games.”The Nov. 13th season opener against Southeastern Louisiana will be played in the University Recreation Center. All other games, until the opening of the new arena, will be played at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth, which hosted all TCU home games last season. Linkedin Twitter TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Support for seniors on Senior Day Kacey Bowen Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Facebook Kramer claims 100th career win Facebook Previous articleTCU retirees gather for book clubNext articleSGA to offer winter break shuttles to DFW, Love Field Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/last_img read more


first_img Previous articleFormer TCU baseball standouts to face off ThursdayNext articleTCU police: More than 40 responses to stolen property notice Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook printA new TCU program is trying to eliminate self-doubt in women who want to be leaders.The TCU leadership center has developed a new program called Lead NOW (Network of Women) to empower women and help them gain confidence as leaders.According to a new Pew Research Center survey on women in leadership, most Americans believe women and men are equal in key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation. Many even say that women are stronger than men in terms of being compassionate and organized leaders.Women have outnumbered men on college campuses since 1988. They hold almost 52 percent of all professional level jobs, have earned at least a third of law degrees since 1980 and almost half since 2001, according to the Center for American Progress.Women made up a third of medical school students by 1990, and since 2002, they have outnumbered men in earning undergraduate business degrees.But females continue to lag behind men when it comes to representation in leadership roles.Judith Warren, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said in a broad range of fields, the presence of females in top leadership positions—as equity law partners, medical school deans and corporate executive officers—remains stuck at a mere 10 to 20 percent.Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said “women systematically underestimate their own abilities.”Dede Williams, director of the TCU leadership center,said  these patterns of self-doubt are demonstrated on TCU’s campus, where women make up 60 percent of the undergraduate population.“It’s harder for women on this campus to get an equal leadership position or spot in an organization, even though they could be at the same quality,” said Courtney Heier, junior kinesiology and movement science major. “For a program that shoots for equal numbers of female and male members, there is less of a chance that a female will get an acceptance than a male, even when they aren’t competing against each other.”Despite the rejection that some women face, Heier said everyone “has the potential to be a leader.”“I’ve gotten plenty of rejections from leadership roles,” Heier said. “Rejection for anyone causes self-doubt and comparison.”“There is a difference between how our student female leaders approach things and how our male leaders approach things,” Williams said. “Research shows that there’s a lot more self-doubt with women.”Heier worked with the TCU Leadership center to develop Lead NOW. The program, which is open to first-year female students by faculty nomination, provides opportunities for female students who want to develop confidence and leadership skills.Lead NOW kicked off its program with a 24-hour retreat in Weatherford, Texas. During the retreat, 27 female students participated in both large and small group sessions to explore themes such as identity, resilience, relationships and leadership.Heier said the most valuable part of the retreat was time spent in small-group discussion.“There was a lot of vulnerability there,” Heier said, “and an ability to open up and be willing to share tough experiences.”The Lead NOW program and its retreat were created to encourage female students to recognize their own unique strengths and develop confidence, Williams said.“We really wanted to have an avenue for young women to have a community where they could talk about themes of their own leadership styles,” Williams said. “We hope that they grow in their confidence levels.”Emi Gomez, a psychology and Spanish double major and member of Lead NOW, said the retreat helped her to learn more about her abilities as a female leader.“I learned more about myself and how I can separate my leadership abilities from who I am as a woman,” Gomez said. “I do not feel inferior for being a woman or a minority.”After attending the retreat, Gomez said she wants to expand her leadership experiences in the future.“By the time I graduate and continue on with my education, I want to make an impact on the TCU campus, Fort Worth and Global Community,” she said. Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ A group of 27 female students took part in a 24-hour leadership retreat for Lead NOW. Linkedin Rising number of students reporting mental health issues Ballet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor ReddIt + posts Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/center_img Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Abbey Block ReddIt Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Twitter Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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