Here’s The New Favorite To Land The No. 3 Pro-Style QB In 2019 Class

first_imgArizona band performs before game.TUCSON, AZ – AUGUST 30: The Arizona Wildcats marching band perform before the college football game against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Arizona Stadium on August 30, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks 35-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell is one of the top uncommitted passers in the country. He’s the No. 3 Pro-Style quarterback in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.A onetime Texas A&M commit, Gunnell reopened his recruitment in February. Since then, a new group of schools have ramped up their pursuit.Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oregon and UCLA are four programs who are going after Gunnell. However, one other school seems to be in the lead right now.Arizona, led by new head coach Kevin Sumlin, seems to be the trending favorite for the Houston (Tex.) St. Pius X star. Gunnell officially visited the Wildcats late last month.All of the most recent picks in his 247Sports Crystal Ball are for Arizona. Nine of them, to be specific.Overall, 43 percent of the predictions have been for the Wildcats.Of course, things can change in recruiting. But for now, things look pretty good for Arizona with Gunnell.Gunnell has thrown for nearly 10,000 yards, 126 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions in the last two seasons.last_img read more

Farming Opportunities for African Nova Scotians

first_imgAfrican Nova Scotians interested in farming are sharing ideas and experiences at a two-day conference that started today, April 28 in Truro and Bible Hill. Growing Local: New Opportunities in Nova Scotia Agriculture will focus on the tools needed to start or grow a farm or operate an agri-business. Topics include trends and opportunities in farming, new ways to find business start-up funds and information about how to grow and process farm products. Participants will meet a successful new farmer and take part in activities and follow-up tours. “Growing Local provides opportunities to discuss new ways of doing business, explore new technology to grow different crops, and understand consumer demands for locally grown products.” said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. “Agriculture is a dynamic industry in Nova Scotia. Homegrown Success, our 10-year plan for agriculture, commits us to working with agricultural businesses throughout the value-chain to seize market opportunities, be profitable in the long term and create good jobs for Nova Scotians.” “The Nova Scotia Agricultural College sees agriculture as a highly responsive and exciting industry extending from soil to shelf, providing healthy food, fibre and fuels for the benefit of all society,” said Leslie MacLaren, co-president and academic vice-president. “It’s the foundation of our rural communities and we are proud to sponsor a conference that supports and encourages those interested in this ever-evolving industry.” The province worked with the Black Business Initiative to carry out a needs assessment and organized the Growing Local conference with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College as first steps to help African Nova Scotians interested in farming. “Over the past three months, we have heard stories from African Nova Scotians across the province of their involvement in farming. The scale of farming has ranged from hobby to commercial and the field from livestock to hydroponics,” said Gordon Doe, director of business development with the Black Business Initiative. “It is certainly exciting for us that we can conclude this needs assessment project with a conference that affords participants the opportunity to share their farming experiences and also learn from others. The Black Business Initiative is particularly pleased to be able to help participants rethink farming as a business opportunity. We are looking forward to supporting our farmers and help them realize the opportunities in small scale farming.” The Growing Local conference is sponsored by the Black Business Initiative, Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the province. It takes place at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill. Growing Local is funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement, which helps low-skilled workers, people who are not eligible for Employment Insurance benefits, and groups who are under-represented in the workplace, find sustainable employment.last_img read more