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A round-up of FFA news for the week of July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The West Holmes FFA chapter held its annual FFA/FFA alumni hog roast July 13. More than 70 members, parents, and chapter alumni participated in this year’s events.

Webinars will share farm business tips

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Countryside Conservancy is giving specialty crop growers a chance to improve their business practices with three webinars by veteran farmer and consultant Chris Blanchard.

Dead trees are more than just firewood

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If I would ask the question, “what are living trees good for,” I would probably get a large response.

Ohio farmers can turn in unwanted pesticides

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides at two locations in coming weeks.

Ag research foundation hopes to lure private dollars into national pool

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ohio State Professor Emeritus Mo Saif is one of 15 individuals appointed to serve on the board of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 31, 2014:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The Country Kids & Kritters met July 20 at Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown. Club members earning trips to the Ohio State Fair for their projects include: Zack Weikart, Woodworking; Ricky Svetlak, My Favorite Things, Collectibles; Sarah DeLucia, Quilting; Trever Kawecki, Woodworking; Nicole D’Angelo, Alternate, Photography. County Awards went to: […]

Holmes County Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — A volunteer group is like milking a cow a cow by hand, according to Eric Shaver. Shaver, a local veterinarian and 2014 president of Holmes County Farm Bureau, told members attending the 2014 Holmes County Farm Bureau annual meeting that it takes about 360 squirts to get a gallon of milk. And, […]

Drought forces Western U.S. to use underground water supply

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

Pigs gone wild have come to Ohio

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Ohio invasive species isn’t a tiny matter. In fact it can weigh up to 200 pounds.

U.S. cattle inventory down 3 percent from 2012

Friday, July 25, 2014

As of July 1, there were 95 million head of cattle on U.S. farms, according to NASS reports.

Champions named at national junior angus show

Friday, July 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the 2014 National Junior Angus Show July 6-12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. National Junior Angus Association members represented “Angus in the Heartland” as they exhibited 1,071 entries during the week-long event that included more than a dozen educational […]

Tips for handling wet hay

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Storing hay in a wet year requires a lot of care.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 24, 2014:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA members have been busy. Four members from the Northwestern FFA Chapter had the opportunity to visit the nation’s Capital July 8-13 while attending a leadership conference consisting of FFA members from around the country. Shannon Garrison, Zach Berry, Kaci Way, and Rachelle Howman attended this event. Each day of the conference had a different theme.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 24, 2014:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BEACH CITY, Ohio — The Green Valley 4-H Club met July 14 at the Beach City Grange to discuss Stark County Fair decorations and the group’s community service project.

Building steps to a ‘home sweet home’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Building a new home is an exciting yet stressful time in anyone’s life. However, with just a little investigating and some simple questions, the process can run smoothly.

Ohio Farmers Union to hold farm bill forum

Friday, July 18, 2014

Expert panel moderated by Ohio Farmers Union will include federal experts.

Jason Miller wins International Auctioneer Championship titles

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jason L. Miller, CAI, of Quaker City, Ohio, was crowned winner of the men’s National Auctioneers Association 27th International Auctioneer Championship.

Vacation with Us: George and Wanda Buck

Thursday, July 17, 2014

George and Wanda Buck, of Beloit, Ohio, recently drove an RV from Forest City, Iowa, to Anchorage, Alaska, and brought Farm and Dairy along for the trip. They stopped at Denali National park along the way.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 17, 2014:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — Geauga PrimeTime 4H Club met June 17 to discuss preparation for the upcoming Skillathon. There were 30 minute species meetings to help the younger and less experienced members learn what they need to pass Skillathon. Also at the meeting a committee was formed to help find a gift for the buyers to […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 17, 2014:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Natalie Miller, a senior at Miami Trace High School and a member of the Miami Trace FFA chapter, was elected to serve on the 2014-2015 Ohio FFA State Officer Team as State Secretary. The State FFA Officer team subsists of six constitutional officers and up to ten district presidents. Applicants […]


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