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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 […]

Farmers breathe a sigh of relief as they are exempted from truck law

Monday, October 25, 2010

New transportation regulations will keep Pennsylvania farmers happy and the enable the state to retain federal funding.

New publication helps small butchers understand composting

Monday, October 25, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A new publication distributed by the Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI) and written in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU) and The Ohio State University aims to help butchers who run small businesses use composting as a way to handle carcasses and other processing waste. The Space it Takes: Footprint Calculator […]

Ohio students raise money for habitat conservation

Saturday, October 23, 2010

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Young Birders Club raised over $3,000 during the club’s recent Big Sit fundraiser. The idea behind a Big Sit is to raise money through pledges and gifts based on the number of bird species identified from 17-foot circle during a limited period of time. Species The more species spotted, the […]

Holmes County 4-H members awarded

Friday, October 22, 2010

By SUSAN MYKRANTZ Contributing writer WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — During this year’s annual banquet, Kerry Taylor, president of the senior fair board, gave a positive report on the progress the fair board has made in its effort to relocate the fairgrounds. The agricultural society received a grant from FEMA for the project, which requires the […]

Tri-state Farm and Food Conference slated for Nov. 6

Friday, October 22, 2010

HUNTINGTON, W. VA. — Farmers and community members within a 50-mile radius of Huntington, W. VA. will gather Nov. 6 at The Douglass Center, 1448 10th Ave., to study ways to connect farmers, chefs, processors and consumers in the $1.2 billion food industry of the tri-state region. The conference offers a variety of topics to […]

Farm Credit helps rebuild grandstand in NW Ohio

Friday, October 22, 2010

LOUISVILLE, KY — Anyone who grew up or lives in rural America likely has a pretty good feel for how county fairs — complete with 4-H club members, livestock judging, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, elephant ears, and much more — are an integral part of the fabric of their local communities. Those annual celebrations are […]

Social media sites give potential employers access to personal details

Thursday, October 21, 2010

COLUMBUS Q. How are employers using social media in the hiring process? A. Social media provides a free, easy-to-use hiring tool that gives employers access to information that might otherwise be unknown. Hiring managers can learn about applicants’ extra-curricular activities, what they think of their current employers, political views and more. With millions of active […]

Ohio pig farmer pleads guilty to pollution charges

Thursday, October 21, 2010

COLUMBUS — The owner and operator of a hog operation in Ashley, Ohio, has been fined $69,000 for allowing an unpermitted discharge from his farm into Alum Creek in central Ohio. Environment violation William H. Ringler, of Ashley, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of allowing an unpermitted discharge under the Clean […]

Time out: Test now for soybean cyst nematode

Thursday, October 21, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Harvesting corn and soybeans may be the only thing on the minds of Ohio growers at the moment, but they shouldn’t overlook the importance of soil testing for soybean cyst nematode. Soil sampling in the fall is the first step to a soybean cyst nematode management program and the best way to […]


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