Stories by Katie Woods

How to safely can food: 4 tips for home food preservation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Canning is a popular method to preserve food at home. Before you can, make sure you’re doing so safely.

Australian nonprofit’s new food pyramid offers clarity about nutrition

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nutrition Australia’s food pyramid depicts actual foods that fit in each category, unlike USDA’s MyPlate graphic.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/16

Saturday, May 16, 2015

This week’s top stories include information about controlling Palmer amaranth, the latest case of bird flu, choosing the best mulch for your lawn and garden, taking care of sick trees in your yard and how the installation of rollover protective structures are being used to prevent deaths and serious injuries in tractor accidents.

Scientists point to several factors influencing declining honey bee population

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating more than 70 crops.

How to manage insects in the garden

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There are many more beneficial bugs in your garden than you realize.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/9

Saturday, May 9, 2015

This week’s top stories include a primer on essential oils, information about migratory pests, a recap of the recent Ohio FFA convention and gardening tasks to complete during the month of May.

How to plant a square foot garden

Thursday, May 7, 2015

If you love to garden but have limited space or time, consider planting a square foot garden.

May’s gardening to-do list

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Gardeners will be out in the garden, working the dirt, tending to early sprouts of plants and watching the beginnings of a colorful plot of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/2

Saturday, May 2, 2015

This week’s top stories include tips on companion planting, managing spring and summer pastures, interpreting what weeds say about garden soil and the latest market update.

Custom-built corn coffin auctioned off by Iowa State engineering students

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The coffin was designed by Ghanaian carpenter Eric Adjetey Anang, who also designed salmon and lobster-shaped coffins in Oregon and New Hampshire.

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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.