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Draft horse plowing is a family affair

Thursday, October 5, 2006

BOTKINS, Ohio – Fourteen-year-old Luke Shroyer of Botkins, Ohio, surprised a few people and pleased a lot more when he won the Ohio State Draft Horse Plowing Match at the Agricultural Science Review Sept.

Veronica reigns supreme again at the All-American Dairy Show

Thursday, September 28, 2006

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Huronia Centurion Veronica repeated last year’s performance, edging out six other dairy breed grand champions to earn the supreme championship at the

Silver King

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The American Industrial Revolution can be traced to countless innovators. They were ordinary people with a simple idea willing to take a risk.

Ashland County livestock auction a success

Thursday, September 28, 2006

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Buyers offer big support in Wayne Co.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Wayne County Junior Fair Livestock Auction is always a highlight of the Wayne County Junior Fair with a strong turnout from local businesses and individuals ready to show their support for 4-H and FFA members across the county.

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau honors members for outstanding year

Thursday, September 21, 2006

SUGARCREEK, Ohio – A-MAIZE-ing Tuscarawas County was the theme for the 2006 Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau annual meeting, emphasizing the importance of corn to the economy of Tuscarawas County.

Holmes Co. Farm Bureau pushes ethanol use at state and national level

Thursday, September 14, 2006

SHREVE, Ohio – Holmes County Farm Bureau celebrated a successful program year with food and fun during its annual meeting at Whispering Hills Campground.

Wayne County fair volunteers honored

Thursday, September 7, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio – This year, Pete Armstrong celebrated his 20th year as secretary/treasurer of the Wayne County Agricultural Society with a couple hundred of his closest friends as part of the annual Wayne County Fair Appreciation Night.

Bidders reward Holmes County youth for hard work

Thursday, August 31, 2006

MILLERSBURG, Ohio – Holmes County 4-H and FFA members were rewarded for their efforts during the year as the Junior Fair livestock sale was held.

Ashland Farm Bureau salutes success

Thursday, August 31, 2006

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland County Farm Bureau recognized members for their efforts during the program year and determined policies for the coming year during the farm group’s annual meeting at Maple Grove Church.

Medina junior fair brings farmers and buyers together for the community

Thursday, August 17, 2006

MEDINA, Ohio – After a week of unfair-like weather with heat and humidity soaring, temperatures cooled off slightly at the Medina County Junior Fair Livestock Auction.

Spring Mill Furniture Barn goes from dairy to davenport

Thursday, July 27, 2006

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Rod Stuber calls the building that houses his business “America’s most fascinating furniture barn.

Cassell barn represents cornerstone for family farm

Thursday, July 27, 2006

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – When George Cassell came to Ohio from Maryland in 1835, he built a barn and a house.

An eventing of a lifetime

Thursday, July 13, 2006

WINONA, Ohio – When Dave and Jackie Smith bought an 80-acre farm outside Hanoverton, Ohio, nearly 21 years ago, they knew rehabbing

What exactly is equine ‘eventing’?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

WINONA, Ohio – An event doesn’t just occur. It is a lesson in long-term planning. Dave and Jackie Smith, owners of

Children learn basics of farm safety

Thursday, June 22, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio – The farm is a home, a playground and a place where children learn to do chores. But it also comes with the unique hazards associated with a farm and children need to take responsibility for their own safety, according to the organizers of the 2006 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day.

Sprouts, microgreens rule at Mung Dynasty

Thursday, June 15, 2006

PITTSBURGH – Maximizing the potential of microgrowing makes harvest a daily event at Mung Dynasty farm on Pittsburgh’s south side.

Ohioan has his own miniature John Deere museum

Thursday, June 15, 2006

He was a “carpet farmer” as a kid. He was a farmer’s helper in his youth. And now, he is an enthusiastic toy farmer.

Tall order

Thursday, June 15, 2006

AUSTINBURG, Ohio – Wee Willie has big potential in the nursery industry. The tiny boxwood shrub, discovered, patented and trademarked by Bill and Pat Schubert at their Tree Tyme Nursery in Austinburg, is an example of the couple’s attention to detail and a tribute to their persistence in a competitive business.

Digging in: Pa. dairyman adds manure tank with EQIP funds

Thursday, May 25, 2006

MERCER, Pa. – When the snow blows and the winds howl across Bald Hill Dairy’s 220 acres next winter, Dan Kloos can stay warm and dry in his barn.

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