Time to nominate to the Hall of Fame

Nominations can be submitted until Feb. 15 for the 11th annual induction into the Stanislaus County Ag Hall of Fame. The honor has gone to people who have made major contributions to agriculture.

The induction will be at a Nov. 13 dinner, which also will be a fund- raiser for the Ag Science Center, an interactive museum planned at Modesto Junior College. For a nomination form, call 521-2902, or visit

Hilda Baisel of Oakdale won a second-place award in the annual photography contest sponsored by the California Farm Bureau Federation. She won in the Family on the Farm category with a shot of husband Sean Dunagan giving a tractor ride to Ty Cross, the young son of a friend, during a Thanksgiving visit to their cattle ranch. Charlotte Smith of Santa Barbara County won the grand prize with a photo of a girl holding a chicken. All the winners can be viewed at

Plans for a school farm for Newman FFA members will be discussed at an open house Thursday. It will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at L.J. Newman Hall, 1575 Orestimba Road.

To submit items about agribusiness, call 578-2385, send a fax to 578-2207, or send an e-mail to