Friday, May 26, 2017

The West Branch FFA chapter held its annual banquet April 26.

The American Soybean Association and Valent USA are offering a Soy Leaders of the Future program.

The Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct the 2017 honorees; Dwight Beougher, James Buchy, Opal Holfinger and Virgil Strickler Aug. 4.
Lunatic asylum

University class visits Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. Once the site of Weston State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital.
DFA DMS no longer takign independent producer milk

Approximately 225 independent dairymen in the Mideast marketing order have until Nov. 30 to find a new home for their milk. Dairy Farmers of America announced it will no longer market the independent producers’ milk.
oil and gas drilling horizontal leg record

Eclipse Resources Corporation successfully drilled its newest record-setting “super-lateral” well, the Great Scott 3H in less than 17 days. The Ohio well had a total measured depth of 27,400 feet and lateral extension of 19,300 feet.
Strip tillage tool

The demonstration farms in northwest Ohio continue to test and demonstrate practices that can improve water quality.
Hagie AirScout sprayer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators rule.
Andy White auctioneer

Andy White won the 2017 World Automobile Auctioneer Championship (WAAC) at Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction, completing the third and final leg of auctioneering’s Triple Crown.
USDA Reorganization

Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agriculture affairs and changes in Rural Development.
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