Stories by Janelle Skrinjar

Learn to add value to your products

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A new program called Ohio: Our Farms Our Feast will teach producers about value-added production techniques for pork, dairy products, season extension and hanging carcasses.

A new direction for direct marketing

Thursday, September 25, 2008

LONDON, Ohio — Fresh Fork Market in Cleveland, Ohio, is changing the rules of direct farm marketing. Fresh Fork isn’t a farmers’ market or a co-op or a community supported agriculture program. It is a supply chain company that allows Cleveland-area farmers to compete for the business of local restaurants. It works like this: When […]

Become a do-it-yourself master

Thursday, September 25, 2008

(Farm and Dairy editor Susan Crowell contributed to this story.) LONDON, Ohio — Farm Science Review is always packed full of do-it-yourself workshops and how-to seminars. It provides a real education for anyone looking to set out on his own in the world of wildlife or small farming. At the Review, you’ll find experts on […]

Career growth

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Paul Snyder is a natural when it comes to horticulture. The Kent State sophomore can rattle off information about dozens of flowers, trees and shrubs with no trouble.

The hometown team

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A team of determined volunteers from Columbiana County has proven what you can do when someone dreams big.

Fair play

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ohio livestock judge Keith Chamberlin evaluated dairy, beef, sheep, swine, goats and even some reindeer at this year’s Alaska State Fair.

What you should know about FSR

Thursday, September 11, 2008

For most people, Farm Science Review is a three-day event. But for Review Manager Chuck Gamble, it’s a 365-day journey. Gamble heads up the annual show and spends a year or more hammering out the new, the traditional and the occasionally unusual details. Here, Gamble offers an inside look at what it takes to make sure Farm Science Review hits the mark year after year.

Northwest Pa. Cattlemen’s Burger Cook-off

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Northwest Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association held its first ever Burger Cook-off Challenge Sept. 7. Judges selected the entry from McCullough’s Ice Cream Shoppe as the winning burger.

Geauga County Junior Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Geauga County Fair.

Expo explores the benefits of grazing

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shamrock Vale Farms in Kensington, Ohio, is one of the oldest and most successful grazing operations in the Buckeye State. Earl and Dan McKarns, a father-son team, raise about 150 registered Angus seedstock cow-calf pairs in a total forage system. On Aug. 19, the McKarns family opened the farm to nearly 300 visitors who wanted to learn more about raising grass-based cattle.

Program will build ag leadership skills

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The name of a new program in Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties gives a perfect description of its basic foundation — Leadership Education and Development.

Jefferson County Junior Fair Auction Results

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Jefferson County Fair.

Roots run deep on Butler County farm

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ed Thiele likes to watch things grow. He likes to see the corn come up and he spends his summers scrutinizing the soybeans. Year after year, he keeps a careful eye on his oats and alfalfa.

Ohio State Fair 2008 Sale of Champions sets new records

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Three of the eight bids at the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Aug. 10 went down in the history books as all-time records. The reserve champion pen of chickens, reserve champion barrow and reserve champion steer each brought a bigger bid than ever before in the sale’s 41-year history.

Butler Farm Show Livestock Auction Results

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Butler Farm Show.

Success in the show ring

Thursday, August 7, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — At the Erie County Fair in New York, Earl Keele was busy helping his brother take care of the cattle they’d brought for show. He fed and watered and groomed while his daughter, Shannon, took in the hustle and bustle of the barn. Shannon, who was 9 at the time, stood back […]

Lots to see at conservation expo

Thursday, July 31, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — The Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Expo in Carroll County will have advice on everything from antique tractors to wildlife control. Set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13, the expo will also feature keynote speaker Joel Salatin, a Virginia farmer who promotes sustainable agriculture. Salatin will give presentations at 11 […]

Congress urged to block NAIS

Friday, July 25, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Eleven agricultural groups from across the U.S. have asked Congress to block the advancement of USDA’s National Animal Identification System. On July 23, the groups sent formal correspondence to leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The correspondence asked […]

The eye of the ‘bee’ holder

Thursday, July 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — A swarm of bees is enough to make most people run for cover. Unless you’re Bob the Bee Man.

Harrison County Junior Fair Auction Results

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Harrison County Fair.


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About Janelle

Former reporter Janelle Skrinjar wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2005 to 2009.