Stories by Katie Woods

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/1

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The top stories from the week Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014.

Pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Carving a Jack-o’-lantern is no longer the most popular way to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween.

Youngstown company uses hydroponic system, grows lettuce indoors

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Growing food underground is a revolutionary idea to some, but to a Youngstown couple, it’s a no-brainer for their lettuce company.

Winterize your rain barrel in four steps

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Prepare your rain barrel for winter to make sure that it’s still usable come spring.

Harvest of Change: Oculus VR creates virtual reality farm experience

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oculus VR’s Harvest of Change goes far beyond the farming video game.

Goose feeding now banned in Columbiana’s Firestone Park

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Columbiana has made it illegal for residents to feed Canada geese.

3D printer creates plants, forms gardens

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A computer scientist has found a way to print plants with a 3D printer.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 10/25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The top stories from the week Oct. 19-Oct. 25, 2014.

Study shows soft drink consumption can take up to 4.6 years off life

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new study shows a link between daily sugary drink consumption and aging, shaving as much as 4.6 years off a person’s life.

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.

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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.