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Golf course goats? Animals offer green vegetation management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Avon Golf Course superintendent Don Davis is used to answering golfers questions about the course. Lately though, many of those questions are about a new addition along the fairways and greens — goats. “Golfers come in just to ask me where the goats are,” Davis said. “They want to see them. They’ve […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va. — The Ridge Runners 4-H club kicked off its new year with its first meeting Sept.14 at the Bowman Ridge Community Center. The club recognized fellow member Jessica Midcap, who had been crowned the W.Va. Dairy Princess. The Cloverbud Club also met at the same time and made terrariums and planted flowers. […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Miami Trace students, age 16 and older, were eligible to donate blood during the first annual blood drive of the school year, Sept. 27 at the Miami Trace High School fieldhouse. Mr. Owens, the government teacher, promotes the event as a development of citizenship and cooperated with the Red Cross […]

The future of Ohio is in our hands

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Editor: As we get ready to elect our Ohio leaders and possibly a new governor we need to consider which of them has done the best for Ohio and which have not. Let’s look at some facts. Agriculture has a long history and remains a huge part of this state. Gov. Strickland, the commodity leaders […]

EPA approves E15 waiver for newer vehicles

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

EPA gives (slight) nod to fuel with higher percentage of ethanol, but National Corn Growers Association and other industry groups not happy with limited scope of the waiver.

Thanks for the help with Stark County farm tour

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Editor: We would like to thank all who gave their time, attendance and patience at Never Done Dairy during the Stark County Farm Bureau’s farm tour day: Stark County Dairy Princess Kellie Keiser; Superior Dairy; DFA; Smith Dairy; Farm Bureau; Pioneer Seed salesman Chuck Parker; Dave Hill of Hill’s Supply; SGSR Consulting; Steve Moff, COBA/Select […]

Experts warn stink bugs pose major threat to Pennsylvania agriculture

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — What was once considered a nuisance pest has now become a major threat to Pennsylvania grain, fruit orchards and vegetable fields, and experts are scrambling to discover ways to get rid of them. Brown marmorated stink bugs find their way into homes in the fall, looking for a place to over-winter […]

Rural water well owners needed for research on Marcellus gas drilling

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, Ohio — Penn State’s School of Forest Resources, along with several Penn State Cooperative Extension county offices, have received funding from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center to conduct a research study on the potential impacts of Marcellus gas drilling on rural drinking water wells. The data collected […]

Project to impact native pollinators

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Fruits and nuts are high value crops in the Mid-Atlantic states worth over $300 million and are being heavily impacted by honey bee shortages for pollination. A new $1.4 million grant from the USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative program to Penn State will look into future impacts on fruit pollination […]

Harvest Hills Holstein sale averages $1700

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DOVER, Ohio — Mull-Acres Mr Sambena consigned by Marion Mullet, Sugarcreek, Ohio, was the top selling consignment at the Harvest Hills Holstein Sale held Oct. 9 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, Dover, Ohio. A daughter of Regancrest MR Drham Sam from a Good Plus 81 Alex daughter, she had recently calved and was off to […]

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