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Estimating corn and soybean yields

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Worksheets, formulas and online calculators can help to estimate potential corn and soybean harvests.

Three ways to extend your gardening season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are several options for extending your gardening season into the fall and winter months.

Preserving food with boiling water canning and pressure canning

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

There are two ways to preserve food: using a boiling water canner or using a pressure canner.

Making homemade ice cream

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Making homemade ice cream can be as easy as using an old-fashioned hand-crank freezer or using the utensils and tools already found in your kitchen.

Hot weather health: How to treat and prevent heat stroke

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s hot outside, so you should keep a close watch on your health. You can easily become susceptible to hyperthermia, which is when your body temperature is unusually high, according to the National Institutes of Health.

How to pick ripe tomatoes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In most of the country, it’s time to pick the tomatoes you’ve been growing in your garden since spring.

How to keep pests out of your garden

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rabbits, groundhogs and insects can relentlessly nibble at fresh leaves off of tomato plants and sunflower sprouts. Here are some tactics to keep your garden pest-free.

How to Tuesday: Identify poison ivy, oak and sumac

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

You know the old adage “Leaves of three, let it be.” It’s referring to poison ivy and oak, and it’s true. With summer comes much more time spent outside, thus increasing the risk of coming in contact with these poisonous plants – and poison sumac – if you’re not careful. Here’s how to tell them […]

What can I do about dead grass? Here’s a few options

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.

How does your garden grow? Only after much preparation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.

How do I know if the soil in my garden is healthy?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Upon first glance, a garden may appear to be the picture of health. However, further examination may reveal that the garden isn’t all that it seems, and perhaps that healthy facade is artificially manufactured.

How do I test my soil?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring is a perfect time to take a soil test to measure your soil’s fertility. Testing your soil is an easy and inexpensive way of maintaining good plant health and productivity. Remember: Healthy soil will result in healthy plants.

Watch your step: Stay safe on the farm with proper lighting and footwear

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As the region continues to experience one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent years, growers and producers can take measures to ensure their safety in increasingly hazardous outdoor conditions.

Tips for using propane heaters for hog operations

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ohio Pork Producers Council President Duane Stateler, McComb, Ohio, said when the propane shortage was tightest, he lowered the temperature in his barns a few degrees and began to use heat lamps again in the sow nursery and two finishing barns at his hog operation.

DIY winter weather survival gear for the handy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This winter has been a doozy. If you’re handy, here’s a couple of ways to make your life in snowy weather a bit easier.

Don’t worry, be happy — beating the winter blues

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Have a case of the winter blues? You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here’s a few tips to help lift your spirits during the winter months.

Energy awareness during cold weather: keeping warm without stressing utilities

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cold weather can stress public utilities. Here’s a few ways to stay warm while also keeping utility stress to a minimum.

Need a seed? Our National Seed Swap Day resource will help

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Having a difficult time finding that heirloom tomato you bought at a farmers market last summer? Why not attend a seed swap? And what better time to find a seed swap than National Seed Swap Day?

Safely storing food and extending shelf life

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Many of us have probably thrown away food due to spoilage. Unfortunately, doing this can be wasteful and expensive. Here’s how to get the most out of your food by storing it properly.

Several tips for cooking venison

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.

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