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Background check changes for OSU 4-H volunteers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A new Ohio State University policy requires all students, staff and volunteers working in programs with youth to be fingerprinted every four years.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 26, 2015:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio —Four members of the Zane Trace FFA chapter traveled to Lancaster High School Feb. 11 to participate in the District 7 Ag Sales contest. This year’s team was made up of Nathanael Freeman, Ann Shelby, Kevin Daubenmire and Olivia Pflaumer.   More than 780 people attended the Zane Trace FFA’s 37th annual sausage […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 26, 2015:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Mahoning County Goat Herders 4-H club met Feb. 9. The group decided to sell pepperoni rolls to raise money to send a goat to a Third World country.   * * *   ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Country Folks and Country Barbwires 4-H clubs met Feb. 16. State Rep. Christine Hagan […]

Winter growing: Starting seeds indoors (Infographic)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winter is the perfect time to start your spring garden.

Small farm conference coming to Wooster

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Landowners new to agriculture or small farmers wanting to diversify their farm operations can learn more about Farm Service Agency farm loan programs during a small farm conference March 28.

Update: FFA students and community rally behind teacher

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Members of the western Pennsylvania community of New Wilmington continue to offer their support of Brett McKelvey, the 7-month-old baby born with a heart defect. Brett’s story was shared in Farm and Dairy in January, and nationally, after a local FFA student, Ty Phillips, began a fundraiser to raise funds for […]

Swapping seeds? There’s a law for that

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When the Joseph T. Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, decided to launch a seed library on Earth Day 2014, the group’s promotion efforts ran headlong into the state’s seed law.

Columbiana County property owners negotiate new oil and gas lease terms

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shale leases for $10 an acre re-examined through mediation.

Landowners’ request for temporary injunction granted

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Order halts condemnation cases along the proposed TransCanada Keystone Pipeline XL route in northern Nebraska.

Ohio fruit growers brace for winter, but are hopeful for spring yields

Friday, February 20, 2015

With below-zero lows through at least next week, area fruit farmers kept a positive outlook.

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