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Gear up for mentored youth fishing days at many locations

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The 2014 Mentored Youth Fishing Days are approaching, so youth anglers and their mentors are gearing up to fish on 41 waters across the state.

Mildred (Burbick) Ewing-Fiscus, 94

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Mildred (Burbick) Ewing-Fiscus, 94, of North Lima, formerly of Salem, died at 3:15 p.m. March 5, 2014, at the Inn at Glenellen. She was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Homeworth, Ohio to the late Orville and Emma (Brunner) Burbick. She was an active member of the Salem First Friends Church. She […]

James Holwick Pidgeon, 72

Thursday, March 6, 2014

EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio — James Holwick Pidgeon, 72, of East Rochester, Ohio, passed away March 2, 2014, at his home following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Salem, the son of the late James Arthur Jr. and Betty Jane Pidgeon. Jim attended Salem High School and was a 1960 graduate of […]

Carbon sequestration not so simple

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 6, 2014:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BELMONT, Ohio — The Belmont County 4-H Horse Committee met Feb. 18. Elections were held and officers are: Jeff Kinsey, president; Dave Kuckuck, vice president; Jeanne Shaw, secretary; Becky Elizeus, treasurer; Jeanne Shaw, point secretary. The next meeting is set for March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Belmont County Extension office. The arena committee […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 6, 2014:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Smithville FFA chapter sent a group of members to the National Farm Machinery Show, in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 13-14. The students who went were Brett Bauman, Colin Stoll, Jacob Studer, Zach Studer, Cole Thomspon, Wyatt Baer, Tristen Stoll, Kolstin Hartzler, Frank Becker, Wyatt Loving, Michael Stewart, Shawn Mantovani, Wren Hostetler, Jesse Stoller, Colton Martell […]

Schrader auction company sells fertilizer equipment

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — Kevin Wendt and Nick Cummings, of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company, Inc., auctioned off fertilizer equipment for Trupointe Feb. 25 in Springfield, Ohio. The highest selling item at the auction was a Rogator 1074 liquid, which sold for $50,000. Other top-sellers were a GVM Prowler 9275 combo, that a bidder […]

Website launched to train communities across U.S. in food systems planning

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Communities looking to broaden access to healthy food and sustain local farms and food production have a new resource: www.GrowingFoodConnections.org, a repository of information on food systems planning.

Conservation corridors: Seed dispersal study shows value, say experts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data. Radio collars and automatic video cameras are among their tools for documenting the natural world.

Reduce inflammation and feel better beginning with your next meal

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Science continues to expose connections between our food choices, inflammation, and the incidence of chronic diseases like arthritis.

Expansion of beef cattle herds on the horizon

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Whether the national beef herd grows or declines in the coming months will depend on cow slaughter numbers.

Plans set for Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School set for March 17

Saturday, March 1, 2014

OSU Extension, KSU Vesta Program, and the Ashtabula Research Station for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center are co-sponsoring the Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 17 at the Geneva Lodge and Conference Center in Geneva-on-the-Lake.

Biomass crop production: Carbon sequestration not so simple

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, support the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy.

OSU Extension conferences to help small farm owners

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Small farmers wanting to expand or make their farms work more efficiently, or landowners who are new to agriculture and are looking for ways to utilize acreage, can learn entrepreneurial tips from agricultural experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during a series of small farms conferences in March.

Conference addresses mastitis and milk quality

Friday, February 28, 2014

To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference, March 25-26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.

Pork lovers asked to share their love

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Pork Checkoff has been celebrating the love of pork with consumers, through an integrated marketing program, including a national pork share-a-thon.

Purdue sponsoring specialty foods workshop March 13

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Purdue University workshop March 13 will offer guidance on how to start a specialty food business.

Why are conditions so dry in California?

Friday, February 28, 2014

California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the U.S. is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.

Potatoes come in more sizes, colors than most Americans know

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture.

Experts research engineering industrial waste into proppants for shale gas and oil recovery

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Industrial and domestic waste materials are viable alternative sources of raw materials for engineering proppants — particles used to open rock fractures — for use in shale gas and oil recovery, according to Penn State material scientists John Hellmann and Barry Scheetz.

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