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Farm school welcomes students to the real world with real experiences

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It is the middle of February. The chickens are all cooped up, the cows are shaggy and the nanny goat has just presented the farm with a tiny kid. The sheep look warm. The pipes to the barns froze when the electricity failed, so youngsters are hauling buckets of water twice a day. Stalls are […]

Don’t take our technology: Farmers talk to legislators

Thursday, February 28, 2008

TOWNVILLE, Pa. — The brisk, single-digit temperatures of the winter morning didn’t deter farmers, legislators or the media from gathering at Apple Shamrock Farm to learn about the impact of technology on modern-day agriculture. Crawford County Farm Bureau invited state and federal lawmakers and the media from Erie to Butler to a forum to show […]

Orchard pruning requires that human touch

Thursday, February 28, 2008

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Anybody who believes that apple or other orchard-fruit growing is a seasonal job with a winter vacation would be surprised if they went out to the orchards and saw the work going on in the dead of winter. Orchard fruit growing is about nine months of perpetration and maintenance and three […]

Ohio farmland preservation in limbo

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The economy of Ohio depends on the $93.7 billion industry of agriculture with its employment of hundreds of thousands of workers.

Conservation comes with the territory

Thursday, November 29, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio – For the Bob Hunter family, conservation is a heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation, just like the 150-acre farm, known as Ancestor Acres, that has been in the family since 1875.

Two generations earn SWCD award

Thursday, November 29, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – For Harold Mann and his son, David, conserving the soil and conserving the farm go hand in hand.

Horse trainer just doing what comes naturally

Thursday, November 15, 2007

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Ohio farmers opposed to power line running through their cropland

Thursday, October 18, 2007

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio – Farmers in Montville, Thompson and Huntsburg townships are wired about CEI/FirstEnergy’s determination to run transmission lines through crops and woodlands just east of state Route 528.

Pressing on: Sorghum complements farm’s maple syrup production

Thursday, October 18, 2007

JELLOWAY, Ohio – One of the first lessons they teach in economics class is economics is about getting the most benefits from resources that are scarce.

Blue skies bring buyers to Ashland County Fair

Thursday, October 4, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – In any given year the weather for the Ashland County Fair has a lot of variation – ranging from cold and wet to wet and hot, but this year, sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures made the fair above average from exhibitors and visitors alike.

Families dominate draft horse plowing contest

Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Ashland SWCD awards excellence

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A sign recognizing him as 2006 Cooperator of the Year was presented to Mike Sloan during the 63rd annual meeting of the Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District held at the Ashland County Career Center recently.

Wayne County Junior Fair livestock auction garners $476,229

Thursday, September 20, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Wayne County community turned out to support 4-H and FFA members selling animals in the junior fair livestock auction.

Ousley tops Wayne Co. dairy show

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Ten stops featured on farm tour

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Ashland County Farm Bureau will offer its 2007 Ashland County Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour Sept. 29-30.

Geauga County livestock sale totals $245,000

Thursday, September 6, 2007

BURTON, Ohio – The Geauga County Junior Fair Livestock Auction brought in $245,538.58 Saturday, Sept.

Holmes County Farm Bureau sets policies, goals for the year ahead

Thursday, September 6, 2007

NASHVILLE, Ohio – Holmes County Farm Bureau hosted its first farm tour in a number of years, and it was well received, according to Tim Brumme, chairman of the farm tour committee.

Passage of fast tractor legislation lauded by Wayne Co. Farm Bureau

Thursday, September 6, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – After an eight-year process, legislation permitting fast tractors on area roads was approved by Ohio legislature.

Ashland Farm Bureau notes year’s accomplishments, forges ahead

Thursday, August 30, 2007

ASHLAND, Ohio – Last year, Ashland

Numbers and quality on the rise at Holmes County Junior Dairy Show

Thursday, August 30, 2007

MILLERSBURG, Ohio – As the number of animals in the Holmes County Junior Fair Dairy Show continues to increase, so does the quality of the animals presented by exhibitors.


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