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Navigating the maze of conservation agencies

Thursday, August 12, 2010

One of the frustrations of wildlife conservation is determining who’s in charge. At the state level, state agencies are responsible for managing most wildlife and fish populations. They set seasons and bag limits for species that are hunted and fished. They’re also responsible for the welfare of nongame species. In Pennsylvania, for example, the Game […]

A good woman is rare gift

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Other things may change us but we start, and end, with family.~ Anthony Brandt I find it sad as I age that I meet so many interesting people at funerals. Why is it that we all too often don’t take the measure of a person, or their unique attributes and place in this world, until […]

Preparation and corn silage maturity is key to successful harvest

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It is hard to believe, but corn silage harvest will start soon on many dairy farms. Please review the following information as you prepare for the upcoming harvest. At this time in the growing cycle, the most important manageable factor that will influence the nutritional value of this year’s corn silage is maturity at chopping. […]

Lack of internal controls could present problems for cattle industry

Thursday, August 12, 2010

You know it’s gonna’ be a bad day when you open your e-mail and see that day’s New York Times’ sports your picture pleading over why your organization… well, here’s how the Aug. 2 Times explains it: “An influential cattle industry group misused money raised from ranchers and farmers for promoting beef sales and violated […]

Childhood storyteller lived life right at home

Thursday, August 12, 2010

With the heat and humidity bordering on torture, after the chores were done and all the animals well watered, my hubby and I decided a ride in an air-conditioned truck sounded like a great idea. We both agreed the longer the ride, the better. If that truck decided to stop at an ice cream shop […]

Talking worm is newest learning tool

Thursday, August 12, 2010

As I tried to put together this article it became clear to me that your local Soil and Water Conservation District is definitely “one stop shopping” for conservation education. While it all changes at the county line, there are many common threads among us as well. The Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District is fortunate […]

Deadlines for ACRE and SURE are approaching

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hello Again! The next 30 days around our house are going to be rather stressful. Well, for mom at least. First, my baby will be entering her senior year of high school. Ever since kindergarten, she has faithfully gotten up every morning to see me off to work at 6 a.m. Only one more year […]

Columbiana County Fair creates moving veterans’ tribute

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fourteen veterans — representing World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — were honored in a special service at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Sign-ups for Conservation Reserve Program underway

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thanks to this gorgeous summer weather, I have been able to take an enjoyable walk at least three nights a week. When one takes a leisurely stroll, you cannot help but take pleasure in the sights and smells around you. The black eyed Susan’s (one of my favorite flowers) are in full bloom. The smell […]

A lesson in the sand casting process

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This week I’m going to attempt to kill two birds with one bush – er, that’s not right – but you get the idea. I’ll identify an item that was in Hazard A Guess, and that has gone un-named for several weeks, as well as fill a Let’s Talk Rusty Iron column. Item Number 896, […]

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