Stories by Andrea Zippay

Ag Progress Days: Vegetable oil looks like tractor fuel

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The future looks rosy for a blue tractor that’s pulled away from the diesel fuel pump in favor of a new and experimental fuel: vegetable oil. New Holland and Penn State researchers proudly displayed their brainchild, a NH T7060 that runs on straight vegetable oil — the same kind you use […]

Experts: Spend gas well money wisely

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — “Are there too many zeroes behind that number?” It’s a question Penn State Cooperative Extension educator Robin Kuleck stopped asking — wondering if that $200,000 natural gas lease she was reviewing was really supposed to read $20,000, or maybe just $2,000 — after she learned the potential income behind natural gas […]

Rita and Pinky: Pink Farmall stands for something

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

WARREN, Ohio — Get over it, Rita Kibler says. Get over the fact that she’s a female tractor puller, one who frequently tops the competition, and one who happens to sit atop a custom-painted pink Farmall. Get over it, she says, because it’s not just a tractor. It’s a healing tool she uses to get […]

Ag Progress Days 2008 in photos

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

See our collection of photographs taken at the 2008 Ag Progress Days.

Portage County Randolph Fair auction results

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Portage County Randolph Fair.

‘Smacking good’

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Auctioneer John Kiko, who calls bids at the Portage County Fair livestock auction, got a bit more than he bargained for during last week’s junior fair steer sale. Kiko was the top vote-getter in the junior fair board’s ‘Kiss a Cow’ fundraiser and got to pucker up …

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Preserve brings green burials to Ohio

Thursday, August 21, 2008

WILMOT, Ohio — Many a farmer has lived day in and day out in his or her blown-out leather work boots, holey blue jeans, and tattered shirts and hats that should have been retired long ago. And many of those same people have joked that their attire is so second-nature, so “them,” they’d be buried […]

Trumbull Farm Bureau celebrates year

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Recipients of Trumbull County Farm Bureau’s Tom Schwartz Environmentally Friendly Farmer award were David and Becky Lynn and Roland Wildman. The awards were presented during last week’s annual meeting.

P. R. Miller: Man preaches recycling through unconventional and controversial art

Thursday, August 14, 2008

AKRON — In six decades, P. R. Miller has called many places home: Mars, a scrapyard and town landfill, a Stark County farm, an outdoor art studio in south Akron. And for the past year, Miller has made himself at home in a place no one else has for years. The eccentric yet earthy character […]

USDA takes next step toward COOL

Monday, August 4, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Like it or not, mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) is coming your way. The USDA issued its interim final rule for the program July 29, which leaves time for public comment toward the program’s final operation, but allows COOL to go into effect, as planned, Sept. 30. Covered. COOL, which has […]


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About Andrea

Former staff reporter Andrea Zippay wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2001 to 2009.