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Penn State sets Christmas tree management short course

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences’ department of horticulture, the course is designed to help Christmas tree growers adopt the latest production and management practices.

Second round of Pymatuning/Shenango watershed forums scheduled

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The watershed plan is ready for review, and public meetings will be held Jan. 22 at the Kinsman Public Library and Jan. 24 at the Mercer County Extension Office.

Some tax laws change for 2002

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Lower personal income tax rates are the cheeriest news, along with

higher contribution limits on retirement plans and more breaks for

those educating their children.

Windows into heaven

Thursday, January 10, 2002

“Heaven on Earth: The Holy Art of Imperial Russia” an exhibition that traces the history and artistic development of the Russian icon, will be on exhibit in Columbus from Jan. 11 through Feb. 10.

A cartel by any other name …

Thursday, January 3, 2002

A Huntington, Ohio, reader expresses his feelings on the idea of “dairy cartels.”

Consumers remain confident beef is safe, disease-free

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Despite a general awareness of Mad Cow Disease, 89 percent of consumers are not concerned about the beef they buy.

Dates set for 2002 Ohio Beef Expo

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The March 15-17 event will add breed shows and sales and features an expanded trade show.

Dayton Art Institute: ‘All-American Year’ planned for 2002

Thursday, January 3, 2002

“Scenes of American Life: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” will feature more than 60 paintings and sculptures of everyday people involved in daily activities in masterworks of American artists.

Farm Service Agency offices combined

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The Farm Service Agency has combined the Beaver/Allegheny County Farm Service Agency Office with the Butler County Farm Service Agency Office, to be located in Butler.

First steps to flight began at Kitty Hawk

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Most of the information the Wright brothers amassed was theory, not fact, said officials from the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In 1900, they decided to put the theories to test and set out for Kitty Hawk.

Four state extensions offering conference to consider midlife

Thursday, January 3, 2002

“Celebrating Midlife” will be April 7-9 at Oglebay Restort and Conference Center in Wheeling, sponsored by the cooperative extension services of Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Gypsy moth damage increasing in Ohio

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Wandering across Ohio, gypsy moth larvae are stripping acres of Ohio’s woodlands.

Hand-carved wooden ware on display in Ashtabula

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Local artist Lyle W. Siekkinen will exhibit his wooden bowls, ladles, spoons and dishes reminiscent of colonial America at the Ashtabula Arts Center in January.

Herd bull use grows in dairy breeding

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Ray L. Nebel, extension dairy scientist in reproductive management at Virginia Tech discusses when and how natural bull service is an option.

House passes brownfields reform bill

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation aimed at making it easier to reuse lightly contaminated industrial sites, known as brownfields.

Novel device takes over where medicinal leeches have left off

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The task of reestablishing blood flow to certain tissue has been a function relegated to leeches since the time of the ancient Egyptians.

Olde Stark Antique Faire Jan. 12-13

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Appraiser Chuck Young will have a booth to offer free appraisals during the two-day show.

Pennsylvania 4-H accepting food donations at farm show

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Donated cans, boxes and bags of nonperishable food will be used to construct a 4-H House of Food in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture exhibit.

Pennsylvania family farm transfer workshop set

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Pennsylvania Farm Link, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and USDA Risk Management will host a “Passing on the Farm” workshop on Jan. 22.

Regional meetings will explain ag easements

Thursday, January 3, 2002

How will Ohio’s new ag easement purchase program work? Find out at a statewide series of regional information sessions.

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