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Ohio 4-H’er on poultry show ban: ‘In my heart, I still have earned first place’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It’s hard, but Putnam County 4-H’er understands Ohio’s decision to ban county fair poultry shows to minimize the risk of bird flu spreading.

Amid ban, poultry exhibitors told to think creatively

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

County and state fairs still deciding what to do about this year’s poultry ban.

Austin Ayars, 1980-2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Austin Ayars was a father, husband, veterinarian and dairy farmer from Champaign County.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Canada geese in Michigan

Monday, June 8, 2015

Michigan confirms first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, in free-ranging Canada geese.

Predator control technology on Ohio Sheep Day agenda

Friday, June 5, 2015

XENIA, Ohio — Ohio Sheep Day 2015 is scheduled for July 11 and will be held at Schoolhouse Shropshires Farm, home of Jim and Denise Percival. The farm is located in Greene County. Schoolhouse Shropshires is a purebred Shropshire and commercial sheep operation grass-in the flat country of Greene Co., concentrating their efforts on Shropshire […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 4, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Burton Geauga Dairymen 4-H club and the Bowerstown Silver Spurs 4-H Club share club news.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 4, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The West Holmes FFA co-ops team recently placed sixth in the state, the Hillsdale FFA held its annual softball meeting and the Northwestern FFA held several events in May.

Mohawk FFA honors members and special guests at banquet

Thursday, June 4, 2015

BESSEMER, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA has had success yet again with their annual FFA Parent and Member Banquet May 19. Over 140 members and guests attended. There were many pins, degrees and scholarships given out. FFA contest results from the five county competitions were presented by the 2015-2016 president, Tim Murtha. Erik Hostetler; ag mechanics; […]

Ohio cancels all poultry shows to minimize bird flu risk

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has canceled all 2015 live bird exhibitions at county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets.

Wooster arboretum heirloom roses go on sale

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wooster’s Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, home to some 1,500 heirloom roses, will hold an open house and rose plant sale June 13.

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