WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It might not look like there’s much going on in those roadside corn fields, but a Purdue University researcher has shown that corn plants are in a fierce battle with each other for resources. Tony Vyn, a professor of agronomy, said it’s been known for a long time that young corn […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Are there bad guys that could be good guys? In Mother Nature’s circle of life, maybe. University of Kentucky doctoral student Katelyn Kowles and her adviser, entomologist James Harwood, are in the first year of a study to examine the structure of food webs in winter wheat, focusing on predators that feed […]
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Zane Trace FFA chapter held a leadership night Feb. 2. In attendance were four members of the Ohio FFA officer team: President Jeremy Grove, Secretary Justin Bachman, Vice President Suzie McMullen and District 2 President Jeffrey Stimmell. Also attending were more than 75 members from the Logan, Amanda-Clearcreek, Adena, Paint Valley […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — By following a few simple recommendations, farmers who apply manure as a fertilizer to their no-till field can decrease the chance that pathogens end up in runoff and pose environmental and health hazards. Cryptosporidium Ohio State University scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center studied the transport of Cryptosporidium (a […]
ROGERS, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H group held its monthly meeting Feb. 1. The group decided to put a booth up in the Rogers Community Auction’s Restaurant for 4-H week, which is Feb. 7-13. Also the group had its first of several square dances Jan. 31. The next dance will be held from 7 until […]
COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers transitioning to organic agriculture or currently certified organic farmers can receive assistance for meeting conservation goals through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Nearly $1 million has been set aside by the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Services in Ohio. Organic producers can receive as much as $20,000 per year or $80,000 over […]
Miranda Sloan of Farmdale, Ohio, and friends Marlena and Louis Liming of Lordstown, Ohio, visited Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Farm and Dairy enjoyed the Florida sunshine!
Braving the cold in Florida, Mike and Vickie Young of Plain Township, Ohio, spent some time at Disney World while visiting retired parents, Win and Terrie Umlauf of Fort Myers, Fla., (originally from Canton, Ohio).
STRUTHERS, Ohio — The Steel Valley K-9’s 4-H club will be accepting new member enrollment forms at its next meeting Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at Becker’s Family Center. It is across from the Becker Funeral Homes, 11 Spring St. The deadline to join for this year is Feb. 28. Julie Granger, certified professional dig […]