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Ohio creates Center of Excellence in agriculture, food and bioproducts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut unveiled the creation of a new Center of Excellence in Agriculture, Food Production and Bioproducts March 30 at The Ohio State University’s Food Industry Center in Columbus.

Andrew L. Stevens

Monday, March 29, 2010

SUNBURY, Ohio — Ohio agricultural educator and journalist Andrew L. Stevens, 74, Ostrander, formerly of Williamsport, died March 24, 2010, in Sunbury. Mr. Stevens was born in Woodstock, Ohio, on Jan. 7, 1936, the first of seven children to Raymond H. and Ruth M. (Penn) Stevens. He attended Ostrander and Willis high schools and graduated […]

Seed vault stores global crop diversity insurance policy

Monday, March 29, 2010

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — Days after celebrating its second anniversary, the Svalbard “Doomsday” Global Seed Vault received thousands of new seeds that will push its collection to more than half a million unique samples, making it the most diverse assemblage of crop diversity ever amassed anywhere in the world.

DuPont Pioneer to build new research labs in Iowa

Friday, March 26, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred is expanding its presence in central Iowa with additional lab facilities focused on advanced plant genetics.

Some lawns showing signs of a harsh winter

Friday, March 26, 2010

FRANKLIN, Pa. — As the snow recedes, many lawns are showing the scars of a tough winter … gray and pink patches, and fuzzy mold-like growth. These are symptoms and signs of a lawn disease called snow mold says Jeffrey T. Fowler, turfgrass educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Venango County. Snow mold is a […]

Mo. dairyman Randy Mooney named DFA chairman

Thursday, March 25, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dairy Farmers of America’s board of directors has elected Missouri dairyman Randy Mooney to the position of chairman. Mooney succeeds Tom Camerlo, who died in December. Also at the election meeting, the board named Wayne Palla first vice chair. Mooney is chair of National Milk Producers Federation and serves on the […]

Vacation with us … Kemmer

Thursday, March 25, 2010

After 48 years of marriage, Mervyn and Janis Kemmer of Kersey, Pa., took their first vacation and brought Farm and Dairy along with them to Maui, Hawaii. They took a moment at the local farmer’s market to pick up some guavas and Maui onions, which were delicious!

Vacation with us … Nofsinger/Mallory

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sam Nofsinger of Navarre and his friend Bonnie Mallory took Farm and Dairy to Moon Palace Resorts in Cancun, Mexico, during early February. The numerous sports activities, eight outdoor pools, six Jacuzzis, sauna, fitness center and meditation garden at the resort sure did beat the snow back in Ohio.

American Municipal Power, ODNR join forces for carbon offset project in Shawnee State Forest

Thursday, March 25, 2010

COLUMBUS — American Municipal Power, Inc. and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry will join forces to reforest approximately 25 acres within the Shawnee State Forest in southern Ohio. “This project represents another step along the path toward a sustainable economy,” said ODNR Director Sean Logan. “Development and conservation can be done […]

‘An Amish Paradox’ book chronicles challenges of community

Thursday, March 25, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Winds of change are rustling through the hills and valleys of Amish Country, challenging traditions and altering lifestyles. This ongoing struggle to interact with the outside world without becoming consumed is chronicled in An Amish Paradox, a new book by Charles Hurst and David McConnell of The College of Wooster that profiles […]


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