Tailgate Talk - December 2018

December 17, 2018 01:18 PM
Tailgate Talk - December 2018

What A Day: Slip Sliding Away

It was a sunny day, and the snowpack melted just enough to make icy conditions. The semi, loaded with corn, lost traction on a downhill turn into the farmer’s driveway and off the road it went.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to whataday@farmjournal.com or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.

Play a Game, Find a Career

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Auctioneers Association have launched a new game, Auction Adventures. The online game gives students a close look at how auctions work and the different job opportunities in the auctioneering industry. The game targets two age groups: third through fifth graders, who can use it to strengthen math fluency; and fifth through eighth graders, who can play it to enhance their English language arts skills.

Auction Adventures is available on the My American Farm website, which offers a number of other educational games and learning resources, including lesson plans for exciting learning experiences for students. The various materials are available at www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom.

Stat Rack

During midterm elections in November, a record number of people went to the polls and exercised their right to vote. Here are some highlights.

113 million voters, a record, participated.

1 in 6 voters said this was their first time to vote in midterm elections.

$5.2 billion the total amount political candidates spent campaigning.

37 the number of states that had ballot measures.

155 the total number of ballot measures voters considered.

101 women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

13 states didn’t allow early voting or casting an early ballot without a valid excuse.

Source: CNN.com, ABC News, Vox

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