Stories by Emily Caldwell

One Stark County family’s love of the fair spans 160 years

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CANTON, Ohio — In 1850, Jacob Schwartz helped to start the Stark County Agricultural Society, and the organization scheduled the first Stark County Fair in October. Nearly 160 years later, Schwartz’s great-great-grandson, Charles Swartz of Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the Ohio Fair Association’s Hall of Fame.

Teens with a cross-cultural kinship

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Kaia Solberg is 15, and loves dancing, shopping, scrapbooking and Robert Pattinson, the actor from the Twilight movies. Shizu Ka Konno, also 15, enjoys taking classes, singing and participating in track and field. So what’s so different about these seemingly average American teenagers? They’re not from America. Kaia lives in Norway, […]

Carroll County Fair 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Find out the top animals from the 2009 Carroll County Fair Livestock Auction and see photos from the fairgrounds.

Northwest PA honors ag educators

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. — The 2009 Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators Conference was held July 13-16 at the Conneaut Lake Park Hotel in northwestern Pennsylvania. About 120 agricultural educators and advisers attended the conference, which included workshops, local industry tours, and recreational activities. The awards banquet, held July 15, recognized outstanding educators for their years […]

Washington Co. cattleman relies on wife, faith for helping raise Angus

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

COAL CENTER, Pa. — For Paul Salansky of Coal Center, Pa., raising Angus cattle is more than just a hobby or a pastime. It’s all about faith, family and friendly competition.

Ohio church serves God, community with small-scale urban gardening

Thursday, July 9, 2009

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Members of Common Ground Church Community in North Lima, Ohio, have the opportunity to begin their Sunday mornings a bit differently than most churchgoers — by watering and weeding in the church’s adjoining greenhouses and gardens.

Michigan next for livestock standards

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Ohio legislators aren’t the only ones taking action regarding livestock care standards this summer. Michigan state Reps. Mike Simpson and Jeff Mayes introduced a package of bills June 19 to standardize livestock care requirements. The bills, H.B. 5127 and H.B. 5128, would have the following impact: * Establish that the Department of […]

Ohio livestock standards board may be ballot bound this November

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The fourth week in June was an exciting one for livestock producers and agricultural organizations across the state of Ohio. Within a week, two similar bills, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6, were introduced and passed through the House of Representatives and Senate.

The Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise: A different kind of camp fundraiser

Thursday, June 25, 2009

CELINA, Ohio — ABN Radio will host the second annual Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise July 25, which begins 8:30 a.m. at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The 40-mile drive, given the slogan “A Few Miles for Many Smiles”, raises funds for Camp Quality, a program that allows children with cancer to enjoy summer camp. Organizer of […]

Senate, House pass livestock care ballot initiatve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The bills authorizing an agricultural ballot initiative, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6 have officially been passed through both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Senate.

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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.