The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie.
Ohio white-tailed deer hunters can still purchase and use antlerless deer permits through Dec. 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The North American Free Trade Agreement came into effect Jan. 1, 1994, which makes Jan. 1, 2014, the 20th anniversary of the landmark trade agreement that has served as an example for many trade deals that followed.
INDIANAPOLIS — Wes Davis, of West Virginia and the Mason County Vocational FFA chapter, was elected to serve as Eastern Region vice president at the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo. Originally from Point Pleasant, W.Va., in high school Davis served as state president of West Virginia FFA Association and as both vice president and […]
LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — The Loudonville Livestock Club named their 47th club year Supreme Champions. Kaleb Shriver earned the supreme market lamb championship for his work; Mahala Kandel earned the supreme championship for her market hog project; and Justin VanSickle earned the supreme market steer championship. Club participants earned points for their work that began with […]
Brookyln Farmer is a short film documenting the months of effort by Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming company, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Whether or not that’s the case, the farm project feels like a massive undertaking.
For most people, just one bee landing on an arm is enough to induce fear — if not panic. Imagine, if you can, a half-million. That’s about how many Lorain County beekeeper Denzil St. Clair figures he had on him in 2006, when he competed for the Guinness World Book of Records for most bees on one person.
Many American troops stationed overseas will celebrate the holidays with an Ohio-grown Christmas tree, thanks to Operation Evergreen, an annual event of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA).
Editor: Thank you Farm and Dairy for printing the “When I was in Vietnam I was no hero” guest commentary (Nov. 14, 2013). On Saturday morning I read the column to my husband with tears streaming down my face. It isn’t that I didn’t know the U.S. has a history of war mongering … it’s […]
By ARNOLD OLIVER OtherWords.org Guest Commentary More then a few veterans, myself included, are troubled by the way Americans observe Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, and intended by Congress in 1926 to “perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations,” the holiday has devolved into a hyper-nationalistic worship service of militarism. We’re […]
Do you have a concrete plan in place to transition the family farm to the next generation? OSU Extension will offer a farm transition, estate and retirement seminar Dec. 10 in New Philadelphia.
COSHOCTON, Ohio — The Coshocton/Tuscarawas Lamb & Fleece Improvement Association will hold a sheep social Nov. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, 23891 Airport Road, Coshocton. Tickets are $5 and include a shredded lamb sandwich dinner, ice cream sundae bar and more. The 2014 Sr. and Jr. lamb and wool ambassadors will be […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — The OSU Ag Outlook and Policy Meeting is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Fisher Auditorium North exhibit area. Participants will hear what experts from the OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, as well as others, have to say as they look ahead to issues, prices and policies for 2014. Topics […]
COLUMBUS — Mike Bailey has been named chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water Resources. Bailey has served as deputy chief of the division since 2012. “His agricultural background and experience in the field of soil and water made Mike the ideal candidate for this job,” said ODNR Director […]
The industry has never seen a shale play where so much success has been found so early.
November is a good time for beef producers to assess their pastures and facilities and take care of some routine tasks to prepare their cattle operations for winter, a Purdue Extension beef specialist said.
The results of Phosphorus Task Force II make about 20 nutrient-based recommendations.
Will the growing use of health information technology (IT) and electronic-health (e-health) applications impact the future demand for physicians?
Ohio seedstock breeders are encouraged to take advantage of an enhanced marketing opportunity through the Best of the Buckeye program beginning in the 2014 show season.
When it comes to food safety in the kitchen, most people know to wash their hands, keep counters clean and wash utensils in hot, soapy water. It also is a good idea to keep food safety in mind when it comes to one particular kitchen tool — the cutting board.