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A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 14, 2015:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

COLUMBUS — Four Hiland FFA members attended the state FFA Convention April 29-May 1. Those attending where: Morgan Troyer, Tallie Troyer, Diane Yoder, and Claire Farquhar. Troyer, Tallie Troyer and Yoder received their gold officer pins for getting a gold rating on their officer books.   Farquhar, Tallie Troyer and Morgan Troyer also participated in […]

Cunningham named to National 4-H Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Clarence Cunningham is an Ohio 4-H Foundation board member and alum of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Important crop insurance deadline nears for Ohio and Indiana producers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Producers need to certify conservation compliance by June 1.

USDA proposes changes to improve veal calf handling

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Unlike adult cattle, veal calves that regain the ability to walk after being warmed or rested may enter the food supply.

AQHA approves stronger fines for animal welfare rule violators

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The American Quarter Horse Association has approved stronger penalties and fines for animal welfare rule violators.

Urban Shepherds to hold training in Peninsula

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A day of Urban Shepherds training will be held May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Skin cancer is not glamorous

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In just the past decade, the number of young women in that age bracket who have been diagnosed with melanoma has increased eightfold.

USDA confirms bird flu in backyard flock in Indiana

Monday, May 11, 2015

As of May 11, there were 143 detections of avian influenza reported nationwide, affecting 29.9 million birds, including the latest confirmation of H5N8 in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana.

19th annual E.A.R.T.H. workshop slated for June 23-24

Monday, May 11, 2015

Any teacher, formal or informal, preschool to high school grade level, from anywhere in Ohio is welcome to attend.

Gardeners: Test soil to save money and protect Ohio’s water

Monday, May 11, 2015

Even people with small lawns and gardens contribute to algae problems if they over-fertilize or if they leave fertilizer granules on sidewalks or driveways where they can easily wash into waterways.

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