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Ohio Ag Council names Hall of Fame inductees

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pictured are Dailey, (top left), Flora (top right), Vance (bottom left) and Saunway (bottom right). COLUMBUS — Four Ohioans who committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm community will be honored August 6 by the Ohio Agricultural Council, when they are inducted to the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. The […]

Ohioan runner-up in International Auctioneer Championship

Monday, July 19, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Andy White of Real Estate Showcase Auction Co., Ashland, Ohio, was first runner-up in the men’s division of the 2010 International Auctioneer Championship. The contest featured 58 contestants from 29 states and Ireland and was held July 16 in Greensboro as part of the 61St National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show. Contestants […]

Research shows eggs from pastured chickens may be more nutritious

Monday, July 19, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A study conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that eggs produced by chickens allowed to forage in pastures are higher in some beneficial nutrients.

Thought-controlled prosthetic limb being tested

Monday, July 19, 2010

LAUREL, Md. — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a contract for up to $34.5 million to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to manage development and testing of the Modular Prosthetic Limb on a human subject, using a brain-controlled interface. Applied Physics Laboratory scientists and engineers developed the underlying technology under […]

Ford pioneers use of soy oil in rubber car parts

Sunday, July 18, 2010

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company’s biomaterial researchers have engineered a patent-pending formula to use renewable soy oil to improve rubber car parts and make them more environmentally friendly. By using renewable soy oil as a 25 percent replacement for petroleum oil, Ford researchers more than doubled rubber’s stretchability and reduced its environmental impact. Soy-based […]

Some Pa. counties looking to zoning to provide controls over gas drilling

Friday, July 16, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale-gas epoch still in its infancy, some experts doubt we have seen one-tenth of what is yet to come and recommend that municipalities brace themselves for rapid change. “People who are not in the Marcellus areas have no clue how big this is going to be,” said Kurt […]

Low milk prices may spur more consolidation of Pa. dairy farms

Friday, July 16, 2010

the dairy industry is still huge and thriving in the Keystone State

Ohio native named National Shorthorn Lassie Queen

Friday, July 16, 2010

The National Shorthorn Lassie Queen will attend the 2010 National Shorthorn Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Web tool makes job searches for ag positions easier

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an online registry allowing the public to retrieve information about temporary agricultural jobs that fall under the H-2A program. The new tool was developed in compliance with regulations implemented by the department March 15. The H-2A job registry provides a single point of entry for the […]

Girls learn math is invaluable in most career fields

Thursday, July 15, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Recently, a group of middle school girls learned about the math involved in becoming an agricultural entrepreneur during a trip to the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm. Campus event Their trip was a part of a UK Math in Agriculture day. Math in Agriculture was just one day of the three-day […]

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