Stories by Emily Caldwell

Photography book combines art, ag

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SIDNEY, Ohio — A new coffee table book, Images from the Land, has found a way to connect two seemingly incomparable industries — art and agriculture.

Green roofs: Gardens are going up and away

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Green roofs seem to be sprouting all over the country these days. From New York to Chicago, from office buildings to schools, many communities are getting excited about the potential of green roof technology.

Festival to feature Will Allen, urban agriculture and Youngstown 2010

Friday, September 11, 2009

YOUNGSTOWN — With a coalition of community leaders, more than 50 green vendors and a nationally recognized keynote speaker, the Grey to Green Festival Sept. 12 is sure to get Youngstown buzzing.

2009 Geauga County Fair

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Great Geauga County Fair’s Livestock Auction was held Sept. 5. Check out the top sellers and see if you are pictured in some of the photos from around the fairgrounds.

2009 Big Knob Grange Fair

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Big Knob 4-H Livestock Sale. Check out the top animals of the sale, and see photos from the Big Knob fairgrounds.

Equipment dealers hope to mix colors

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Led by Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Hanna, equipment dealers across Pennsylvania are hoping to pass House Bill 1498, which will give them more freedom to run their businesses. The bill updates Act 86, also known as the Pennsylvania Fair Dealership Law, that was passed in 1987. (See bottom of page for […]

I pledge my hands to larger service: 4-H is more than cows and pigs

Monday, August 31, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — More than 6 million youth involved in 4-H throughout the nation start each club meeting with the following mantra: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.” […]

There’s life after milking

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — So you have decided to exit the dairy industry. You have developed a plan, consulted with the proper people and are in the process of selling your farm. Now what? Brad Hilty, business and information management specialist with Dairy Alliance, has the following advice for dairy farmers who find themselves searching […]

Jumping ship on dairy biz? Think it out

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Dairy Alliance team is working to develop educational materials for producers interested in exiting the dairy business. Although information is available now via the Dairy Alliance Web site, two team members are hopeful a program about this topic will be available through extension educators this fall. John Becker, professor […]

Composting turns remains to resources

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The death of a farm animal due to old age, premature birth or any other factor is unfortunate, but part of the circle of life. Keyword here is circle. Just because Bessie kicked the bucket doesn’t mean she’s done contributing to the farm.

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About Emily

Emily Caldwell of Beaver Falls, Pa., serves as the 2009 Farm and Dairy editorial intern. She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she studied agribusiness and agricultural communications. Feel free to follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/emily718.