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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.

“Superweeds” a problem for farmers

Monday, July 14, 2014

“Superweeds’ are taking over some U.S. farms due to herbicide resistance.

Census shows farmland depleted in Kentucky

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report shows that Kentucky has lost over 900,000 acres of farmland and roughly 8,000 farms even though an emerging trend of locally-grown food is on the rise.

Different crops may have a place in the fields

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In Ontario, Oregon and the surrounding region, crops like quinoa, camelina and pumpkins may turn out to be more than just experimental.

Amid border crisis, farm groups call for immigration reform

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmers hope to keep immigration reform alive, want action this year.

Farming: The new retirement plan

Friday, July 11, 2014

A new trend is emerging among retirees: starting farms.

Scientists predict ‘significant’ harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Overall bloom will be smaller than in 2013 with varying impacts across lake’s western basin

“Community-supported agriculture”: Locally-grown food is in demand

Thursday, July 10, 2014

There is an increased demand for locally-grown food in urban and suburban areas, so many people are interested in starting small farms without moving to stereotypical “farm land.”

Saving limbs, to saving life: Chain saw safety is more than a buzzword

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reporter Chris Kick recently attended a chain saw safety workshop with the Ohio Forestry Association. This is his account of the experience.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

During the Sew Sew Sweet 4-H sewing club’s June meeting, a member brought up her idea for her community project.

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