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Educational forum to highlight opportunities in OSU Dairy Program

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By SUSAN MYKRANTZ Contributing Writer COLUMBUS — The Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, in conjunction with the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and Elanco Animal Health, will host an educational forum and open house at the Waterman Dairy Farm Aug. 9. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Jersey research Dr. Maurice Eastridge […]

Commentary: Few can accept rigors and responsibilities of U.S. military academies

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The United States is fortunate to have military academies rich with history, traditions and values for patriotic youth willing to hear the call to duty.

Former Ohio 4-H’er joins the ‘long gray line’ of West Point graduates

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Graduation day at the U.S. Military Academy was the culmination of many miles marched, orders taken, courses struggled through and accepting multitudes of regulations and restrictions.

Steubenville Saddle Club celebrates 65 years

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sixty-five years after it began, the Steubenville Saddle Club will celebrate its anniversary with a special horse show at the grounds July 1.

Dr. Smith’s ‘Two Dollar Steak’ completed at Stone Gate Farm

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Couldn’t every farmer use 18 50-foot-long fiberglass dome roof panels? Well, yes, except Dave Smith had to erect 10-foot concrete walls to support the 18-ton roof.

Heritage conservation project in Harrison County

Thursday, March 29, 2012

By Tillie Heavilin, Contributing writer The primary objective of soil and water conservation districts is education for the protection of natural resources. Closely related is the obligation to also conserve our historical heritage. This article concerns a restoration project in Harrison County. Ourant School is a one-room school built in 1873 in Nottingham Township. It […]

Lambs walk the boards at Philly theater

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Three bottle-fed lambs from western Pennsylvania have been “hired” to add some realism to a production at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater production, and the theater-going community couldn’t be more excited.

More than 1,000 attend beekeepers’ workshop in Ohio

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Tri-County Beekeepers Association workshop drew 1,043 — possibly the largest one-day workshop of its kind in the United States.

Ohio leads national drive to build sheep numbers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The national program, “Let’s Grow with twoPLUS,” calls for current sheep producers to increase their flocks by two head per 100 and increase their average birth rate to two lambs per year.

Leaders push for dairy reform in N.Y.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation to help beleaguered dairy farmers improve their bottom line. And at the same time, the National Milk Producers Federation, representing farmers and cooperatives, is also making a renewed push to reform the federal order milk marketing system.

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