BURTON, Ohio — Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H Club met April 21 at Ernst Lanes. Dates were discussed for the officer training workshop May 1. All new officers should try to attend. Things were discussed about Quality Assurance from 10 a.m. – noon May 4 at the fairgrounds. Pig Tagging is set for 8 a.m.-11 [...]
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio —The Miami Trace FFA held its 50th annual banquet at Miami Trace High School April 17. Many scholarships were presented to senior FFA members. The FFA Alumni scholarships went to the following seniors: Blake Pitstick, Sarah Boston, Kyler May, Kayla Clyburn, and Blayne Toth. The FFA Chapter Scholarships were presented to Saranna Worley, [...]
COLUMBUS — The professional Master’s in Plant Health Management degree, developed by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has become the first graduate program at the university to achieve affiliation in the National Professional Science Master’s Association. The first of its kind at Ohio State, the degree is a joint effort [...]
PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald and county officials unveiled the county’s first two compressed natural gas vehicles at a press conference recently. The Silverado 2500 HD, four-wheel drive, extended cab pick-up trucks contain specially designed 6.0 liter Vortec V8 engines and have a gross vehicle weight of 9,500 pounds. Advantages Fitzgerald said, “Natural [...]
Perceptions of health may be affected by fracking regardless of whether it’s due to direct exposure to chemical and physical agents resulting from drilling or to the psychosocial stressors of living near drilling activity.
Ohio’s Wilmington College has established a new agriculture-based minor, Sustainability, that will debut in the fall.
Southwestern Energy Company is buying natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
‘No matter how important the farm is to our way of life, it’s never worth the life of a child.’ MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Josh Meissner knows all too well how important it is to make safety a priority on farms. The 37-year-old is a lifelong Wisconsin dairy farmer who lost part of two fingers on [...]
COLUMBUS – School-aged kids across Ohio will have the opportunity this spring and summer to take part in a series of day camps focused on how to stay safe on the farm and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension. Farm Safety Round-Up Day Camps are designed to offer youth real-world experience and emphasize farm safety [...]
The Ohio Spring Sale, managed by the Ohio Holstein Association April 20 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, averaged $2,613 on the 67 full lots.