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Vacation with us…Eick

Thursday, October 28, 2010

International travel is always a blast, and Farm and Dairy loves to tag along. Such was the case when Sally and Butch Eick from Salem, Ohio, journeyed to Canada to see friends Mike and Susan St. Once from Glen Robertson, Ontario. The Eicks have traveled far and wide this past summer and Farm and Dairy […]

Vacation with us…Clovis

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Farm and Dairy loves to travel to foreign countries, so we thank Willie Elliot and Rod Clovis of Wana, W.Va., for taking us along when they went to visit her son and daughter-in-law in Germany this summer. One of the highlights of the trip was the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, which is where this photo […]

Genetically-modified crops benefit nonmodified crops, research shows

Thursday, October 28, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Transgenic corn‘s resistance to pests has benefited even nontransgenic corn, according to agricultural researchers and entomologists. The researchers found that widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn throughout the Upper Midwest has suppressed populations of the European corn borer, historically one of corn’s primary pests. This area-wide suppression has dramatically reduced […]

Moving to the country takes foresight

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Lee Carl Finley For many, moving to the country is the fulfillment of a life’s dream. Having worked for 30, 35 or 40 years in a factory or a corporate office, many see moving to the country as their reward for all their hard work. Others may see moving to the country as a […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 28, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Fourteen freshmen members of the West Holmes FFA chapter attended Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Sept. 24-26. Greenhand Camp is a personal development camp designed to pump up the new members and introduce them to the FFA and the opportunities the program offers. Members who attended were: Clay Armstrong, Madee […]

Ohio, Pa. FFAers place at convention

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pictured (left to right): Coach Rachael Topp, Sage Kopronica, Ben Miller, Tessa Topp, Tyler Topp and John Eberly. INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization held its 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Career development event winners were announced at the annual awards banquet during the convention.

New diesel emissions standards to affect farmers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FARGO, N.D. – Starting Jan. 1, 2011, farmers will see changes in new diesel-powered farm equipment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has mandated new diesel engine exhaust emission standards in its Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rules. These new emission standards will impact only new equipment. “The EPA has adopted a multitiered, comprehensive national exhaust emission […]

National FFA Convention sets record attendance

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS –The 83rd National FFA Convention concluded Oct. 23 on a high note: The organization set an all-time event attendance record with a total crowd of 54,942 members, advisors, sponsors and guests. The organization also recognized the service of and bid farewell to its longtime national FFA adviser, Dr. Larry D. Case, who will retire […]

Former New Farmers of America members honored by FFA

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — For 30 years, two organizations evolved and prospered. With similar goals, ideals and often coinciding paths, each group developed leaders who would become pioneers in their communities and in agriculture. One of these organizations is the National FFA Organization, today boasting more than 525,000 members. The other, the New Farmers of America (NFA), […]

New York website to focus on grass and its green energy potential

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The New York Biomass Energy Alliance has launched a new website for farmers, landowners and renewable energy supporters who see grass as a potential form of available, renewable energy. Contributors are lined up from the North Country, the Catskills, the central Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley. Hilary Mayton, a Cornell scientist […]


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