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All the buzz: New Glarus teen earns grant for bee application
Jonah Thompson works to pull a frame out from the hive behind his home while checking in on his bees Thursday. Jonah recently took first place in the Wisconsin YES! (Young Entrepreneurs in Science) contest with his idea of developing an application that can demonstrate the increased crop yields with the help of his honey bees. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
NEW GLARUS - Jonah Thompson, son of Rebecca and Mark Thompson and an eighth-grade graduate from New Glarus middle school, is already playing an active, local role in increasing America's crop production, farming out his hives of Italian bees. Now he's working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a computer application model to help farmers calculate how much better their crop yields could be with the use of the humble honey bee. Thompson won the Wisconsin YES!