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Tusc. County dog warden shares concerns

Thursday, June 3, 2010

This question was posed to Tuscarawas County Dog Warden Karen Slough: Q: What impact do you feel the dog auction in Holmes County has to local shelters and to your own to-do list in your county? A: As I stated in one of my posts, the biggest problem concerning dogs is that there are simply […]

A weekly roundup of FFA news and events for the week of June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

THORNVILLE, Ohio — The Sheridan FFA meats team went to the OSU meat lab April 30 . Where the students had to identify several cuts of meat. There were three different species that made up the contest such as lamb, pork, and beef. The Sheridan FFA meats team won first in state out of all […]

Researchers study edible film that kills pathogens

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of food scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products to deliver a slow release of a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent capable of killing a foodborne pathogen. In the study, which was published in the […]

Forage sorghum shows promise as energy crop

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In their continuing effort to evaluate crops that can serve as biofuel feedstocks as well as cover crops — and that can fit into crop rotations in Pennsylvania and the Northeast — researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that forage sorghum holds potential for producers in the […]

Stark County dairy royalty crowned

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

CANTON, Ohio — Stark County Dairy Royalty were recently crowned at a 4-H Square Dance at the Stark County Fairgrounds. Kellie Keiser will reign as the 2010 Stark County Dairy Princess and Emma Ramsey as the 2010 Stark County Dairy Sweetheart. Both were crowned by the retiring Dairy Princess Emily Shockling, of Louisville and Dairy […]

Senior FDA officials tour Ohio farms

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HURON, Ohio — Staff and leaders of the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association recently hosted officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and representatives of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, The Ohio State University and farmers on a tour of Ohio farms. The purpose of the May 18 tour was to show the […]

Low-cost milking parlors subject of next webinar

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Implementing low-cost milking parlor alternatives will be the topic of the next Technology Tuesdays webinar series offered by Penn State Dairy Alliance. The free online program will be held June 8 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., EDT. The live webinar session will feature two presentations that explore parlor alternatives and the […]

Guide helps farmers locate rollover structures for tractors

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Research shows that rollover protective structures, when used in combination with a seatbelt, are 98 percent effective in preventing death and serious injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Nevertheless, more than a third of tractors in use today still do not have these lifesaving structures. “We know that rollover injuries […]

Cover crops can diminish need for nitrogen fertilizer applications

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Seven years of research at Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon have found that cover crops such as […]

Stall design may affect sow behavior

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In an effort to establish welfare-friendly guidelines on how to effectively manage gestating sows, researchers at the University of Illinois are studying the impact of stall design on sow behavior and well-being. “Sows have changed,” said Janeen Salak-Johnson, U of I associate professor of animal sciences. “We need to change with them. […]

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