Stories by Katie Woods

Ohio ranked fourth nationally in farmers markets

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ohio’s 311 reported farmers markets rank the state fourth in the nation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s list, as reported by The Plain Dealer.

Farming as a side job

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The millennial generation is eager to start farming, but before they jump in feet first, some guidance is being offered to them.

$9 million to go to new minority and veteran farmers

Friday, August 1, 2014

According to Insurance News Net, over $9 million is being given to minorities and veterans who are new to the farming trade.

Homemade food sold through cottage-food law

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In Ohio, a variety of foods found at farmers markets and roadside stands are sold without license or inspection. These products are known as “cottage foods.”

New Clean Water Act rule causes concern for farmers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a new rule related to the Clean Water Act that includes protecting some wetlands and streams.

Farmland to be conserved in Pickaway County, Ohio

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some farmland in Pickaway County, Ohio will now become a preserve due to efforts by the Appalachia Ohio Alliance, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Hot weather health: How to treat and prevent heat stroke

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s hot outside, so you should keep a close watch on your health. You can easily become susceptible to hyperthermia, which is when your body temperature is unusually high, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Urban farms prove to be beneficial to families and neighborhoods

Monday, July 28, 2014

It isn’t just out in the country that you can hear the sound of a hen clucking, according to The New York Times.

Minnesota teachers promote “agricultural literacy”

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Teachers in Minnesota are finding a new focus for “hands-on” learning for their students.

Gas compressor station could impact Pennsylvania farm

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that a compressor station used for transporting natural gas through pipelines may potentially be placed in the way of a Beaver County, Pa.’s organic farm.

Folk agriculture makes a comeback

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mountain Xpress tells of a “folk system” of agriculture is being promoted in Appalachia, drawing on food systems of days gone by.

Fruit recalled due to bacteria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Plain Dealer reports that the large-scale recall of fruit this week has now grown to include Canada and other countries due to the discovery of the listeria bacteria on the fruit in Australia.

Ducks should be abundant for hunting season

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch reports that when fall and winter come around in Ohio, duck hunters should be in luck.

Western Illinois University offers resources to local farms

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AgriNews reports that Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture is not only nationally recognized, but also provides assistance to area farmers through their organic research farm.

How to pick ripe tomatoes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In most of the country, it’s time to pick the tomatoes you’ve been growing in your garden since spring.

Drones could be useful in farming, according to professor

Monday, July 21, 2014

Columbia Daily Tribune recently reported that Bill Wiebold, professor at the University of Missouri, shared his ideas about how drones could be used for farming.

Buffalo, New York art exhibit features rice farming

Friday, July 18, 2014

A photographer has found one particular subject to focus on for a collection of his pieces: rice.

Ohio ranchers adding to cattle numbers

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Even amid growing prices, the demand for beef remains, so Ohio cattle ranchers are adding to their herds.

Despite geese supporters, Mill Creek MetroPark board affirms euthanasia decision

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

238 geese were euthanized with carbon dioxide on June 26 at Mill Creek MetroParks, but the criticism hasn’t let up yet.

April showers didn’t stop Ohio crops

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Even though spring was chilly and wet, crops in Ohio have bounced back from delayed starts.

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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.