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Webinar examines urban and rural shale-gas drilling differences

Monday, April 19, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The grass sometimes looks greener on the other side of the fence — or in the other corner of the state — not necessarily because it actually is greener, but because a disturbance in one’s own backyard makes the local situation lose its luster. That’s the case with some property owners […]

Expert: Have your pond water tested

Saturday, April 17, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bryan Swistock is sort of the Dr. Phil for pond owners — they call him when they are having problems. And this time of year, he has a lot of patients. Spring has sprung, the air is warm, the sky is blue and too many ponds and small lakes are green […]

Speaker appoints Trumbull County man to Livestock Board

Thursday, April 15, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish named Dominic Marchese, a farm owner and U.S. Naval veteran, to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board April 15. Marchese, who serves as a representative from the farming community on the Ohio Wildlife Council, will join the 13-member board charged with protecting Ohio farms and families. Marchese has […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CANTON, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers 4-H club of Osnaburg Township held a meeting April 8 at the Thouvenin home. Installation of new officers was done using the care kit theme. Members received their project books. “I got my start in 4-H” posters for the yard were passed out to members to promote […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio –Members of the Marlington FFA chapter went to the Ohio State Expo Center in Columbus for the state FFA judging contests March 27. Junior Lisa Sutton placed 10th in the state in the Dairy Handler’s contest. The Equine Management team placed 95th. Team members were Audrey Duff, Jasmine Sambroak and Zack Hoover. Marlington’s […]

Vacation with us … Soroka

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Steve Soroka of Vienna, Ohio, brought his “old friend” Farm and Dairy with him during a trip to Bonita Springs, Florida. Soroka went south during winter to visit Virgil Brockmann of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Lancaster Co. bulls high sellers at sale

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Top-indexing Angus bulls, consigned by Ed and Ryan Dunkelberger of Centre Hall, Centre County, and Larry and Barbara Weaver of New Holland, Lancaster County, were the high sellers at the 37th annual Performance Tested Bull Sale, March 26 at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Samuel E. Hayes Jr. Livestock Evaluation Center in […]

Pa. farm program protects more land

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

HARRISBURG, Ohio — Pennsylvania’s nation-leading farmland preservation program recently expanded to safeguard an additional 1,722 acres on 18 farms. The latest farms approved by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board are located in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Montgomery, Perry and York counties. The western Pennsylvania farms preserved at the meeting are […]

Corn rot woe could persist this spring

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — With corn still in the bins and spring bringing warmer temperatures, growers may not be out of the woods just yet when it comes to moldy grain and mycotoxin problems. Wet conditions in the fall followed by a late corn harvest resulted in the development of ear rots and the presence of […]

Daffodil sale totals more than $92,000

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Warm weather and an enthusiastic crowd combined to make Carroll County’s 36th annual Daffodil Dairy Sale, held March 31 at the Carroll County fairgrounds, a success. The sale totaled a record $92,350 on 71 head, with cattle shipped throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Top sellers Topping the sale was a 2-year-old […]

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