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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 3, 2014:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BURTON, Ohio — Geauga County 4-H’ers and advisers participated in the 2014 Farm to Plate 4-H field trip recently. This year’s trip was based on horticulture. The first stop was at Geauga County Extension Office, where Auctioneer Mike Davis explained how the Geauga Produce Growers got started and about how the group helps smaller farms […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 3, 2014:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

ASHLAND, Ohio — This summer has been very busy for the Crestview FFA Chapter. Members have been involved with FFA Camp Muskingum and test plots, along with upcoming events such as Richland County Fair and officer retreat. The week of June 16, eight members attended FFA Camp Muskingum: Lance Witmer, Logan Campbell, Walker Ramsay, Jacob […]

Superbugs and antibiotic resistance: the facts

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The subject of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and poultry is complicated, frightening and easily sensationalized, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Flooding a problem for Ohio farmers

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heavy rains through June became too much for many farms.

Peterson is new Ohio State Fair choir director

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Many stories, one voice: New state fair choir director will train about 200 members.

Videos can grow business for Ohio farms

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ohio farmers are turning to multimedia technology to promote their operations. Look out, Steven Spielberg!

Stored crop could be at risk for mycotoxins

Friday, June 27, 2014

Temperature, moisture, oxygen and crop damage during storage can create an environment where molds can produce additional mycotoxins.

Reader: Grapevines can indeed be destructive

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Editor: Your June 5 issue contained a column by Scott Shalaway titled, Grapevines are aggressive, but not deadly. Both the title of the article and portions of content within the article are very wrong. Left uncontrolled, grapevines will slow the growth of trees, and when vines are abundant, grapevines can physically pull trees down and […]

Columbiana County: Grandstand construction is moving forward

Thursday, June 26, 2014

LISBON, Ohio — Contractors have begun erecting the steel that will be part of the Columbiana County Fairgrounds’ grandstand project. “Everything looks like it’s on track,” said Columbiana County Fair Board President John Wolf. The grandstand is expected to be in place for this year’s fair, which opens July 28. Wolf said the steel erector […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 26, 2014:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — On June 16 and 17, the Northwestern FFA officers held their yearly retreat to plan for the upcoming year. Ally Ruegg, Adam Miley, Spencer Sloan, Zach Berry, Rachelle Howman, Emily Flinn, Shannon Garrison, Brittany Bunyak, Kaci Way, Faith Hudson, Sarah Maximovich, Shania Reed, Phil Eberly, Courtney Franks, McKayla Bunyak and Kierstyn […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 26, 2014:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County 4-H Health & Safety Speaking Contest was held June 17 at JIM’s Place in New Philadelphia. The results, the contest are as follows: Junior Division (under 14 as, Jan. 1): 1. Clayton Sprowl, Port Washington; 2. Kaden Shepherd, Newcomerstown; 3. Joseph Brown, Port Washington. Senior Division (14 and […]

Ohio State releases guide for Christmas tree producers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University Extension has released a new publication that offers information designed to help Christmas tree producers who are either contemplating entering the Christmas tree production industry or are experienced growers looking to boost their operations, said Cindy McCain, marketing and promotions manager for media distribution for OSU Extension. The Ohio Christmas […]

Higher beef prices could mean herd expansion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Record high beef prices encourage some producers to expand, but investment will be costly.

Crop update: still wet, but could be worse

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Despite a slow start, most Ohio and Pennsylvania farmers were able to get their planting done.

Bio-dome imagines future of food in space

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The ecosystem provides protein and carbohydrates in the form of fish, vegetables and herbs.

Specht dairy: More space plus good management equals more milk

Friday, June 20, 2014

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — New buildings and more cow space have made a big difference the past few years at the Specht family dairy farm in Tuscarawas County. The barns are not quite as large as you might see on a large commercial dairy, but they’ve made a big improvement the herd performance on this fourth-generation […]

Grape grower got more than an education in Farm and Dairy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Gene Sigel found his calling in the pages of the Farm and Dairy.

Breeders can delve into genomics at annual meeting

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five experts in genomic testing and evaluation will share their perspectives and prognosis for the future of Jersey genomics in a moderated panel discussion June 27 during the American Jersey Cattle Association-National All Jersey annual meetings in Alexandria, Va.

Firth Maple Products: More than maple syrup

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Firth Maple Products offers more than syrup, it also offers forestry services.

In Holmes County, the furniture, lumber industry employs growing population

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(Final installment of a two-part series on the timber and lumber industry in Holmes County and Ohio.)

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