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Drones could be useful in farming, according to professor

Monday, July 21, 2014

Columbia Daily Tribune recently reported that Bill Wiebold, professor at the University of Missouri, shared his ideas about how drones could be used for farming.

Buffalo, New York art exhibit features rice farming

Friday, July 18, 2014

A photographer has found one particular subject to focus on for a collection of his pieces: rice.

Ohio Farmers Union to hold farm bill forum

Friday, July 18, 2014

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

Infographic: Pennsylvania and West Virginia shale drillers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pennsylvania and West Virginia have seen numerous oil and gas companies with permits and wells. Read about Ohio Marcellus and Utica shale news: Marcellus and Utica shale: Production nearly doubles in Ohio View the infographic for Ohio’s shale drillers here. View the infographic about the shale industry’s history in Ohio and Pennsylvania here.

Infographic: Ohio producing wells

Friday, July 18, 2014

As of June 18, 2014, drilled and producing wells were located in 16 Ohio counties.

Infographic: Shale did you know…

Friday, July 18, 2014

More drilling permits are being issued as oil and gas companies continue to explore the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

Ohio ranchers adding to cattle numbers

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Even amid growing prices, the demand for beef remains, so Ohio cattle ranchers are adding to their herds.

ODA is spreading the word on sensitive crops

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Concerns that late-season applications of herbicides like dicamba and 2,4-D could become more common has led to the development of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry (OSCR).

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 […]

Trumbull County Fair Livestock Sale Results 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 12, 2014 Sale Total:    $237,657.65 Total Lots:          229 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 16 Average: $3.67/pound with champions; $3.62/pound without Number of Carcass Lots: 9 Average: $4.13/pound with champions; $4.75/pound without Grand champion: Luke Culp Bid: $4/pound              Weight: 1,364 pounds Buyer: Casey and Greg Machak Reserve champion: Chloe Williams Bid: $4.05/pound              Weight: 1,1.94 pounds […]

A round-up of FFA news for the week of July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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.

A round-up 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 […]

2014 Twilight Dairy Tour draws a wide variety of visitors

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The estimated 2,000 people at this year’s Wayne County Twilight Dairy Tour came for a variety of reasons, including “date night.”

Despite geese supporters, Mill Creek MetroPark board affirms euthanasia decision

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

238 geese were euthanized with carbon dioxide on June 26 at Mill Creek MetroParks, but the criticism hasn’t let up yet.

Back to the farm: Steffen family keeps dairy tradition alive

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wayne County Twilight Dairy Tour visits the Steffen family farm of Kidron, Ohio.

Horse Progress Days features the best in plain equipment

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Horses and horse-drawn equipment continue to evolve, become more efficient.

Mercer County Safety first, farm work second

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MERCER, Pa. — As the summer heats up and the list of tasks on the farm grows, some farmers take shortcuts to safety in order to get the job done faster. Safety Day The Penn State Extension-Mercer County office held Safety Day July 10 to remind everyone, including youth, that safety should come first. The […]

April showers didn’t stop Ohio crops

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Even though spring was chilly and wet, crops in Ohio have bounced back from delayed starts.

Post-retirement business promotes healthy living

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

After retirement, Richland County woman launched a new business to grow her own food and improve her family’s health.

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