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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 26, 2014:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County 4-H Health & Safety Speaking Contest was held June 17 at JIM’s Place in New Philadelphia. The results, the contest are as follows: Junior Division (under 14 as, Jan. 1): 1. Clayton Sprowl, Port Washington; 2. Kaden Shepherd, Newcomerstown; 3. Joseph Brown, Port Washington. Senior Division (14 and […]

Technology makes a big difference in forage production

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Technology, while costly, can make a big difference in your forage crop.

Ohio State releases guide for Christmas tree producers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University Extension has released a new publication that offers information designed to help Christmas tree producers who are either contemplating entering the Christmas tree production industry or are experienced growers looking to boost their operations, said Cindy McCain, marketing and promotions manager for media distribution for OSU Extension. The Ohio Christmas […]

Higher beef prices could mean herd expansion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Record high beef prices encourage some producers to expand, but investment will be costly.

Bio-dome imagines future of food in space

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The ecosystem provides protein and carbohydrates in the form of fish, vegetables and herbs.

Ohio’s new land grant university, Central State, eligible for $1.3 million

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made funds available June 23 to support food and agriculture science facility improvement at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Breeders can delve into genomics at annual meeting

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five experts in genomic testing and evaluation will share their perspectives and prognosis for the future of Jersey genomics in a moderated panel discussion June 27 during the American Jersey Cattle Association-National All Jersey annual meetings in Alexandria, Va.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 19, 2014:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club member Shannon Marshburn shared her expertise about her “Shopping Saavy” clothing project when the club met for their June meeting. Her presentation included the information she used on her poster display and how she assembled her notebook for clothing judging in 2013. Kathleen Moser announced a […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 19, 2014:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BELLEVUE, Ohio — The 2014-2015 Bellevue FFA officer team attended officer training, which was held at Kalahari Resorts, in Sandusky, over three days. During officer retreat the team learns the roles and expectations for each office, as well as techniques to use to help the team run smoothly. * * * BERLIN, Ohio — FFA […]

Pennsylvania Preservation program adds acreage

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pennsylvania adds 26 farms, more than 2,000 acres to Preservation Program.

Research suggests antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films that are applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Using films made of pullulan — an edible, mostly tasteless, transparent polymer produced by […]

Cost-share help for Ohio’s honeybees

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers rely on bees to pollinate more than 70 crops, but 50 to 80 percent of the honeybees raised by Ohio’s registered beekeepers died last winter. Researchers suggest a number of reasons for this phenomenon, including the loss of the flowering habitat bees need to strengthen and grow their colonies. A program […]

How-to videos now available for beginning fish farmers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A new set of how-to videos that teach beginning aquaculturists the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online.

Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast collection of genes to fight off antibiotics, but they […]

Buying a gas well? Be aware of liabilities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

COLUMBUS — Landowners who take ownership of gas wells on their property need to make sure the benefits outweigh the financial liabilities, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold. Arnold has been working with Farm Bureau members in eastern Ohio on whether purchasing wells on their property makes financial sense. […]

Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The commonwealth’s Northern Tier — one of the largest blocks of Eastern deciduous forest in the entire Appalachian […]

USDA grants license for PEDv vaccine

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This is the first licensed vaccine for PEDv. It will be used to vaccinate sows with the intent that they build antibody, and transmit that antibody through their milk to newborn piglets.

Are cellphones really covered in germs?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A quick Google search for “mobile device” and “germs” lists pages of reports about how your smart phone is likely dirtier than a toilet seat and how you’d be terrified if you knew all the germs and bacteria it collects in a single day. That’s to say nothing of the tablets […]

IBM collaboration harnesses power of big data

Monday, June 16, 2014

MARKHAM, Ontario — A new data integration platform for watershed management built by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) in collaboration with IBM is helping researchers, urban planners and others develop more sophisticated tools to predict floods, safeguard the drinking water supply and forecast the impact of growth and urbanization on vital ecosystems. Grand River […]

Drop in global malnutrition depends on ag productivity, climate change

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow — but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely damage agriculture, Purdue University researchers say.


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