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National FFA Convention sets record attendance

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS –The 83rd National FFA Convention concluded Oct. 23 on a high note: The organization set an all-time event attendance record with a total crowd of 54,942 members, advisors, sponsors and guests. The organization also recognized the service of and bid farewell to its longtime national FFA adviser, Dr. Larry D. Case, who will retire […]

Former New Farmers of America members honored by FFA

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — For 30 years, two organizations evolved and prospered. With similar goals, ideals and often coinciding paths, each group developed leaders who would become pioneers in their communities and in agriculture. One of these organizations is the National FFA Organization, today boasting more than 525,000 members. The other, the New Farmers of America (NFA), […]

New York website to focus on grass and its green energy potential

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The New York Biomass Energy Alliance has launched a new website for farmers, landowners and renewable energy supporters who see grass as a potential form of available, renewable energy. Contributors are lined up from the North Country, the Catskills, the central Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley. Hilary Mayton, a Cornell scientist […]

USDA plans initiative to help farmers with on-farm oil spill regulation

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PEMBINA, N.D. — A pilot initiative, designed by the Department of Agriculture to help agricultural producers comply with revised regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency, has been unveiled for eight states. The pilot program is intended to prevent and mitigate fuel and oil spills on their operations. States participating in the Natural Resources Conservation Service […]

New wheels for Secrest Arboretum director requires new power source

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum has switched to a battery-powered truck for his daily work.

Want to dairy in Wisconsin? Why not apprentice?

Monday, October 25, 2010

SEYMOUR, Wis. — Wisconsin is using formal apprenticeship as an innovative way to get new, qualified dairy farmers on the land. GrassWorks, the statewide grazing organization, is the industry sponsor for a new dairy grazier apprenticeship. Similar to the well-established model used for plumbers, bricklayers and electricians, the dairy grazier apprenticeship will combine classroom education […]

Greenhouse gas, fuel efficiency standards proposed for trucks, buses

Monday, October 25, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. This comprehensive national program is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels […]

Firestar is high seller at Quality-Quest

Monday, October 25, 2010

BELOIT, Ohio — Quality-Quest Firestar was top seller at the Quality-Quest Holsteins sale Oct. 23. The sale was held at the farm owned by Doug and Marty Dye and family near Beloit. Top Quality-Quest Firestar, No. 1 in the catalog, led the parade of outstanding individuals passing through the sale ring and was the high […]

Ohio dairy found guilty of water pollution violations

Monday, October 25, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — The former Assen Dairy LLC in Madison County (now known as the Rising Sun Dairy LLC) and one of its owners, Petrus J. Assen, this week pleaded guilty to water pollution charges related to two separate incidents involving the improper application of manure, resulting in illegal discharges into Bradford Creek. Beam Custom […]

Penn State students selected for AgChoice scholars inaugural class

Monday, October 25, 2010

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Nine Penn State students have been selected as the inaugural class of AgChoice Scholars, a career education program for future agricultural industry professionals. The two year program for Penn State juniors and seniors includes field trips to Pennsylvania agribusinesses, a trip to New York City to visit the New York Stock Exchange […]

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