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USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline, again

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Farmers now have more time to sign up for the dairy Margin Protection Program. The new deadline is Dec. 19.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — At their monthly November meeting, the Brookfield 4-H Friends invited Eagle Scout Matt Turner to discuss flag etiquette, flag retirement, and how to properly fold a flag. Newly elected officers include: president, Robbie Dixon; vice president, Amanda Wylie; secretary, Conner Dixon; treasurer, Josie Wagner; safety officer, Luke Wagner; health officer, Brandon Trinckes; […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA members competed Nov. 25 in the county parliamentary procedure contest and district job interview contest held at Triway High School. The novice parliamentary procedure team was made up of Amaya White (chair), Cody Tegtmeier (chair), Emily Finley, Rae Rempher, Kennedy Hoffer, Christie Franks, David Miley, Austen Wood, and Jessie […]

Letter to the editor: Global warming and radicals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Common sense seems never to pop into the minds of radicals, according to the letter’s author.

Cornell to offer online classes in small farms program

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ITHACA, N.Y — A lineup of online courses are offered this winter and spring by the Cornell Small Farms Program. Here are the next courses in the line-up: BF 102: Markets and Profits is a six week online course aimed at aspiring farmers still forming their farm plans. They will be held Jan. 15 to […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of November 27, 2014:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

BEVERLY, Ohio — The Fort Frye, alongside Waterford and Marietta FFA chapters debarked on the six hour journey to Louisville, Ky., for the 87th National FFA Convention. The members attended Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby Oct. 30. On Oct. 31, the members wore official dress to Freedom Hall, and were able to shop […]

Hogan named President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hogan is also the Ohio coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, as well as Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team.

Vacation with Us: Leland Stump

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Leland Stump, of New Washington, Ohio, recently visited friends outside of Denver. While there, he visited Canon City and took Colorado’s most scenic train line through the Royal Gorge. The railroad tracks travel deep through the high granite cliffs along the turbulent Arkansas River. Views from the open air car were breathtaking on the warm, […]

Vacation with Us: Campbell and Liming

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Randy and Karen Campbell, of Homeworth, Ohio; Lou Holtz, legendary college football coach and sportscaster; and Estell and Lamar Liming, of Lordstown, Ohio, were flipping through Farm and Dairy’s 100th Anniversary Issue while they vacationed at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Nov. 4.

Vacation with Us: Winland Family at Disney World

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Miles and Hank Winland, of Mantua, Ohio, along with their family and Farm and Dairy, visited Walt Disney World and Port Orleans Resort. The family vacation was in October.

Vacation with Us: Auctioneers’ Road Trip

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pictured (left to right): Duke Whiting, Paul Kauffman, “Machinery Pete,” Wayne Cooper and Jay Graham. The group took Farm and Dairy along for their Nov. 6 trip to the National Farm Toy Show in Iowa. They stopped at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Davenport. It was there that they met up with Machinery Pete and […]

Vacation with Us: Paul and Janeen Kubala

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paul and Janeen Kubala, of Edinburg Township, Ohio, took a three-week vacation on the VIA Canadian Rail from Toronto to Vancouver and cruised the inlet passages of Alaska. They spent time in Denali National Forest and also in Anchorage before flying home. Thanks for taking us along!

Vacation with Us: Joel and Vanessa Snyder

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Joel and Vanessa Snyder, of Paris, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the first week of November for their 35th wedding anniversary.

Vacation with Us: Bozzo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This summer, we visited the Alamo with Santino and Doris Bozzo, of Transfer, Pennsylvania, and their son, Steve, and daughter, Andrea Doddo. It was there, that defenders for Texans’ independence from Mexico held out for 13 days against General de Santa Anna.

York County: Couple selected Young Farmer and Rancher winner

Monday, November 24, 2014

HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has selected Andrew and Katherine Flinchbaugh, of York County, as the winners of the 2014 Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Achievement Award, during PFB’s 64th annual meeting in Hershey. YF&R Achievement Award The award honors the farm couple or individual between 18 and 35 who have demonstrated outstanding […]

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner rises, still under $50

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04.

Good vibrations: Ky. research gives hope in fight against emerald ash borer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

University of Kentucky entomologists believe three species of parasitoid wasps may be capable of helping to stop the invasive emerald ash borer.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau honors Potter, Mifflin county leaders

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau presented Edward Kosa of Potter County with its 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

Privacy and security principles for farm data agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Big data privacy agreement: Farmers must be notified that their data is being collected and about how the farm data will be disclosed and used.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 20, 2014:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BELOIT, Ohio — The West Branch FFA is starting its fruit fundraiser. If anyone is interested in placing an order for fruit, beef Jerky or cider, contact the chapter at 330-938-4483. * * * LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of Ohio’s Miami Trace FFA chapter placed eighth out of 44 teams participating in the National FFA […]

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