Two years ago, the market for carbon offsets was $7.50 a ton; today, it’s 10 cents a ton.
The May primary will be a deciding factor for several OSU Extension programs and 4-H.
To keep a farm in the family, many families increase their acres, buy more cows, hogs or poultry so they can increase production for the newest generation. The same strategy of expansion and development is important for sisters Robin Voltz and Rinda Sloan — the third generation to manage their family’s operation just north of Loudonville, Ohio. But they’re not investing in livestock or acreage. Instead, they’re improving their perennials, poinsettias, herbs, fruits, vegetables and landscaping.
Harpercrest Dairy owner Stan Harper and his dairy partner, Dave Ertl, installed one of Ohio’s first automated calf feeders.
The history of corn planters, tractors and harvest equipment and even household life is preserved in this special museum.
WOOSTER, Ohio — On the same day Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed the state’s livestock care standard board into law, dairy producers from across the state were reminded of the important work that remains to be done, and the looming threat of animal rights activist groups. “It’s really important for us as an organization to [...]
CANAL FULTON, Ohio — When the economic crisis hit Jeff Chapanar and his excavation business, he and his wife, Marilyn, decided to hit back. The Stark County couple didn’t fight the market, which for the past year has seen a substantial drop in new home construction and a reduced demand for excavation. Instead, they used [...]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy producers in Ohio and some from neighboring states made clear the past year they wanted to share their concerns over milk prices with state and federal milk officials. On March 31, at Ohio State University’s Arden Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, Ohio, they got what they wanted. “You folks shared what [...]
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — There are few tools as important and symbolic to farming as the plow. In one form or another, the plow has persisted across most generations of agriculture — from the horse-drawn hoes and “scratch” tillers used by ancient peoples, to the modern moldboard of the past 200-300 years. After all, if [...]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Wearing plastic boot covers over his shoes — a white hard hat with his name printed on the side, and the name Quasar Energy Group printed on the front — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland walked the grounds of a construction site that promises clean energy, a better environment and more jobs for [...]