Stories by Katie Woods

NOAA forecast doesn’t indicate Polar Vortex repeat this winter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The winter outlook report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances of a colder winter than normal in Ohio.

Building a compost bin for backyard recycling

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How do you compost? Here’s some information about building your own compost bin.

Ebola outbreak takes a toll on agriculture

Saturday, October 18, 2014

As West Africa is battered by the Ebola outbreak, a food shortage looms.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 10/18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Here are this week’s top stories from Farm and Dairy:

Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with food allergies this Halloween

Friday, October 17, 2014

A teal pumpkin outside of someone’s house lets kids with food allergies know that they have non-food treats.

What’s the deal with gluten? Farmers respond to public’s dietary fad

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The gluten-free trend is giving wheat and grains a bad reputation.

How to winterize your car – 6 tips to keep your car going this winter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Prepare your car for winter before the snow starts to fly.

Take action to save victims: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Monday, October 13, 2014

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Aside from raising awareness, action must be taken to put a stop to this crime.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 10/11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The top stories from the week Oct. 5-Oct. 11, 2014

German farmer protests legislation by putting diapers on cows

Friday, October 10, 2014

What other way is there to stop the spread of manure?

Getting back to home-cooked meals

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Is the home-cooked meal going by the wayside? One research team’s findings say it might be.

Pumpkin season: Picking, cooking and preserving fall’s favorite fruit

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October is peak pumpkin season. Aside from fall decorations, pumpkins can be used for cooking and offer nutritional value.

Solving the stink bug problem

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stink bugs are a major problem for farmers and can also be a nuisance for homeowners.

What will the future of farming look like?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A lot has changed in agriculture over the years.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 10/4

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The top stories from the week Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014.

Lower winter heating costs predicted for Ohio

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ohioans should see lower natural gas heating bills this winter.

Mahoning Valley industries on EPA’s greenhouse gas report

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its latest annual report, and several Mahoning Valley industries and landfills have made the list.

Fighting off the flu

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Flu season is upon us. Learn more about prevention and the vaccine to lessen the likelihood of falling ill.

EPA drops West Virginia farm’s Clean Water Act case

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped an appeal for a ruling concerning a West Virginia farm.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 9/27

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The top stories from the week September 21-September 27, 2014.

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About Katie

Katie Woods is Farm and Dairy’s online content producer. She grew up in Columbiana, OH. Katie likes reading, enjoying the outdoors, and experimenting with craft projects.