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Food safety important at upcoming small farm conference

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 18th annual Hydroponic Grower’s Conference will be Nov. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla. will be a likely forum for an intense discussion of the issue.

Foreign markets seek non-GMO crops

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The American Corn Growers Association urges farmers to meet the demands of foreign markets and the preferences of foreign buyers when they decide what crop varieties to plant.

Graduate student discovers intact embryo in dusty artifact dinosaur egg

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Unearthed more than 30 years ago, the egg and its well-preserved nearly hatched embryo are just now getting scientific attention.

Lamb, goat conference called Nov. 8-9 at West Virginia University

Thursday, October 25, 2001

“Reinventing the Appalachian Shepherd: Lamb and Goat Marketing” is aimed at reenergizing the industry in the region.

Local youths take top spots in KILE sheep contest

Thursday, October 25, 2001

As the Keystone International Livestock Exposition wrapped up weekend activity Oct. 7 at the State Farm Show Complex, junior sheep took center stage.

Mixed bag or melting pot? U.S. population remains diverse

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 2000 census figures show more ethnic diversity than ever, but sharp population divisions occurring in U.S. regions.

Model railroads run flat-out through two weekends

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The Youngstown Model Railroad Association is having its annual Fall Open House Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11.

Pennsylvania, Ohio exhibitors win at KILE beef competitions

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Championships were awarded in the Hereford, Highland, Shorthorn, and Limousin competitions. Armstrong Farms of Saxonburg, Pa., was premiere Shorthorn exhibitor.

Plants as weapons: Be aware, not alarmed

Thursday, October 25, 2001

OSU plant-disease specialist says anti-crop bioterrorism is a threat to the United States but not a “gigantic” one.

Prion diseases: clues found for jump to new species

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Scientists have found the adaption is a prolonged and subtle process, and the early stages of it are very difficult to detect.

Rural Ohio enduring conflicting trends

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Today, 34 percent of Ohio’s 11.4 million residents live in townships, outside the boundaries of a city or village. That’s 3.86 million people, up from 2.7 million in 1960, when it was 12 percent of the state’s population.

Taft’s ethanol plan political hype

Thursday, October 25, 2001

A reader says the legislation Taft plans to support seems a token gesture rather than a plan.

Three enter Natural Resources Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has honored Ralph Cobey, Frances Kitchen and Roger Conant with its highest honor.

Want to start farming? Forages are key

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Michael E. Haubner, ag extension agent in Clark County, explains why he sees a future in agriculture for those who wish to do something other than sit on the seat of a big machine.

Ag Encounter 2001

Thursday, October 18, 2001

More than 400 elementary students from the New Castle Area School District explored agriculture’s role in their everyday lives at the ag event at Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

Antiques show returns to Bath elementary

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Revere Antique Guild will hold its 53rd annual antique and collectible show Oct. 19-20.

Area toy museum can unleash the kid in you

Thursday, October 18, 2001

A Marx toy collector, Francis Turner, has rekindled the dreams and memories associated with the former West Virginia toy manufacturer by opening of an Official Marx Toy Museum in Moundsville.

Genealogical seminar offered in Mahoning County

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Mahoning County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold a Nov. 3 beginning genealogy fall seminar.

GMO tests are available to farmers

Thursday, October 18, 2001

OSU researchers have outlined a number of tests available to farmers that measure levels of herbicide and insect tolerance of such crops as corn or soybeans.

Greensburg Antique Show adds third day

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The show is scheduled Nov. 2-4 at the Mountain View Inn east of Greensburg, Pa.

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