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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 16, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Nine of the 10 Zane Trace FFA officers traveled with the Paint Valley officer team to Columbus Sept. 8 to attend the Ohio Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Officers were greeted by Ohio State FFA officers including president Amy Jo Frost. The keynote speaker was Kelly Barnes, a former Oklahoma State FFA […]

Solar projects drive $1.4 billion into Pa.’s economy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Sustained growth and declining costs are driving Pennsylvania’s solar market to generate an ever-increasing amount of clean, renewable energy, which is saving consumers money, according to Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. The secretary said that in 2009, the share of solar energy generation among Pennsylvania’s power pool increased by 350 […]

AUCTION ROUNDUP: AGCO R-72 combine nets over $20,000

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Schrader Auction sold an AGCO R-72 combine for $21,750 Aug. 27 at a sale in Washington Court House, Ohio.

Tips for farmers when handling media inquiries

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(Read: What to do when the media call your farm) Handling media inquiries 1. Know who is calling and why. Get the reporter’s name and media outlet. Find out why he’s calling. 2. It’s OK to buy some time. Confirm reporter’s deadline and return the call well before it, to give you some time to […]

College’s agricultural partnership to stimulate economy in southwest Ohio

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Wilmington College and the Center for Innovative Food Technologies have announced a partnership to establish agricultural business development activities in southwest Ohio. The centerpiece of the new relationship will be a food, agricultural and agribusiness incubator program designed to help stimulate job growth. Wilmington College President Dan DiBiasio said the partnership with […]

Farmers should think like CFOs to weather fluctuations in business

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers who want to make money in today’s unpredictable economy would do well to assume a corporate mindset and think like a chief financial officer, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. With many farm businesses now multimillion-dollar operations and the operating risk in agriculture increasing, producers should focus more time on […]

Mini biodigester demonstration at FSR

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — Farmers interested in alternative energy technologies for the farm can learn more about the small-scale biodigester developed by Ohio State University ecological engineers. The technology will be demonstrated at Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Jay Martin, a researcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research […]

Diverse crops key to successful biofuels industry

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The debate continues as scrutiny increases over the sustainability of ethanol derived from crops developed for food production. Concerns about net energy and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to its effect on food and feed pricing are driving researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois and at the […]

Researchers work to improve diesel fuel quality sensors

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — Sensors currently used to monitor the quality of diesel fuel and biodiesel blended fuels during engine operation are unable to adequately detect certain important fuel quality concerns. Alan Hansen, professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, and his colleagues are working to develop new technologies to improve these […]

Keith L. Wetmore

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SPENCER, Ohio — Keith L. Wetmore, 54, of Spencer, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, following a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident in Spencer Township late Wednesday evening. He was born in Medina, Ohio, on May 15, 1956, to Glen and Beatrice Suter Wetmore. He graduated from Buckeye High School in 1974, and received the Future Farmers […]

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