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A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CARLISLE, Pa. — Benjamin Shughart, 2010-2011 Pennsylvania FFA Chaplain, will serve a two-year term as FFA’s representative to the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association executive board. A 2010 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School, Shughart was selected as FFA Chaplain in June. He is a state proficiency award winner in sheep production, and has earned the […]

USDA funding to improve water quality in Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $1 million for producers in the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed to apply conservation measures that will benefit water quality in Grand Lake St. Marys. The funding will be provided to agricultural producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program administered by the […]

Ohio Ag Council names Hall of Fame inductees

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pictured are Dailey, (top left), Flora (top right), Vance (bottom left) and Saunway (bottom right). COLUMBUS — Four Ohioans who committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm community will be honored August 6 by the Ohio Agricultural Council, when they are inducted to the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. The […]

Ohioan runner-up in International Auctioneer Championship

Monday, July 19, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Andy White of Real Estate Showcase Auction Co., Ashland, Ohio, was first runner-up in the men’s division of the 2010 International Auctioneer Championship. The contest featured 58 contestants from 29 states and Ireland and was held July 16 in Greensboro as part of the 61St National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show. Contestants […]

Research shows eggs from pastured chickens may be more nutritious

Monday, July 19, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A study conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that eggs produced by chickens allowed to forage in pastures are higher in some beneficial nutrients.

Thought-controlled prosthetic limb being tested

Monday, July 19, 2010

LAUREL, Md. — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a contract for up to $34.5 million to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to manage development and testing of the Modular Prosthetic Limb on a human subject, using a brain-controlled interface. Applied Physics Laboratory scientists and engineers developed the underlying technology under […]

Ford pioneers use of soy oil in rubber car parts

Sunday, July 18, 2010

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company’s biomaterial researchers have engineered a patent-pending formula to use renewable soy oil to improve rubber car parts and make them more environmentally friendly. By using renewable soy oil as a 25 percent replacement for petroleum oil, Ford researchers more than doubled rubber’s stretchability and reduced its environmental impact. Soy-based […]

Some Pa. counties looking to zoning to provide controls over gas drilling

Friday, July 16, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale-gas epoch still in its infancy, some experts doubt we have seen one-tenth of what is yet to come and recommend that municipalities brace themselves for rapid change. “People who are not in the Marcellus areas have no clue how big this is going to be,” said Kurt […]

Low milk prices may spur more consolidation of Pa. dairy farms

Friday, July 16, 2010

the dairy industry is still huge and thriving in the Keystone State

Ohio native named National Shorthorn Lassie Queen

Friday, July 16, 2010

The National Shorthorn Lassie Queen will attend the 2010 National Shorthorn Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.


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