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Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor

Saturday, October 9, 2010

By JOHANNA HAHN BLACKSBURG, Va. — If you’re like most people, you’re hesitant to speak to the person who knocks on your door, offering an estimate for gutters, windows or a new roof. You should be hesitant. A home is a family’s most valuable financial asset. Be cautious when hiring someone to work on it. […]

Plan for electrical demand when building a farm shop

Friday, October 8, 2010

MARSHFIELD, Mo. — An energy-efficient machinery maintenance shop is a necessity on the modern farm according to Bob Schultheis, a natural resource engineering specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “A well-planned, well-equipped shop encourages a farmer to practice on-going preventive maintenance on his equipment, which extends its useful life and also reduces the chances of […]

Ag department warns farmers to check for faulty anhydrous ammonia tanks

Friday, October 8, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers to check any anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks they have on their farm for pinhole leaks or faulty welds that could undermine the integrity of the tank. Exposure to gaseous ammonia can result in lung damage and death, so it is very important […]

City kid detours to Ohio State, now known as leader of soybean genetics

Friday, October 8, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — At age 83, when many people have long since retired, University of Illinois researcher Richard Bernard unveiled his 14th variety of Gardensoy edamame. Bernard has been breeding soybeans and edamame, or vegetable soybeans, since 1954. And he has no intentions of stopping. After the release of Gardensoy 51, he is looking ahead […]

Vacation with us…Harklerode

Thursday, October 7, 2010

When going on vacation, you always need something to read. Such was the case when Ronnie Harklerode and Aubrie Helman, from Beloit, Ohio, visited the Elk County Visitor Center with family and friends. When not learning about one of the largest elk herds west of the Mississippi, they enjoyed a copy of Farm and Dairy. […]

Student efforts net more than $5200 for dairy farmers in New England

Thursday, October 7, 2010

BURLINGTON, Vt. — UVM students contributed $5,219.30 to Vermont and New England dairy farmers at a ceremony Oct. 2. The University of Vermont‘s student-led Keep Local Farms program, a new initiative that enables consumers to contribute money directly to dairy farmers to help them receive a sustainable price for their milk, netted more than $4,700 […]

Grubbs receive Distinguished Service award at Farm Bureau annual meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2010

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — John B. “Jack” and Donna Grubbs of Leetonia Road in Leetonia, were awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Columbiana County Farm Bureau Federation during its annual meeting recently. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. It is awarded each year at the annual meeting. History Grubbs […]

A pond is not always just a pond

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Since the earliest civilizations, societies have wrestled with a love/hate relationship with the “almighty agua.” We are no exception. In countless ways, we are absolutely dependent on this magical and ever-changing substance. Water fills our cells, flows through our veins and in short, enables us to live. Yet water can also bring us severe hardship, […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 7, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Firelands FFA had a successful year at the Lorain Co. Fair this year. Jr. Fair board representatives included Shelby Balint, Hanna McAvoy, Robbie Pete, Gaby Sroka and Emily Teaman. Among the winners, Alex Halbert won the champion FFA poster award, Dannin Butchko had the best FFA vegetable display, and Tom Krumwiede […]

Seminars for shepherds scheduled

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — If you currently own sheep or goats, or are considering starting a small ruminant flock or herd, plan to attend the Pa. Shepherd’s Symposium Oct. 16 and Beginning Shepherd’s Workshop Oct.17. The symposium will be held Oct. 16 at the Samuel E. Hayes, Jr. Pa. Livestock Evaluation Center, Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa. […]


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