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 […]
Record high beef prices encourage some producers to expand, but investment will be costly.
Despite a slow start, most Ohio and Pennsylvania farmers were able to get their planting done.
The ecosystem provides protein and carbohydrates in the form of fish, vegetables and herbs.
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 […]
Gene Sigel found his calling in the pages of the Farm and Dairy.
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 offers more than syrup, it also offers forestry services.
(Final installment of a two-part series on the timber and lumber industry in Holmes County and Ohio.)
BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club member Shannon Marshburn shared her expertise about her “Shopping Saavy” clothing project when the club met for their June meeting. Her presentation included the information she used on her poster display and how she assembled her notebook for clothing judging in 2013. Kathleen Moser announced a […]
BELLEVUE, Ohio — The 2014-2015 Bellevue FFA officer team attended officer training, which was held at Kalahari Resorts, in Sandusky, over three days. During officer retreat the team learns the roles and expectations for each office, as well as techniques to use to help the team run smoothly. * * * BERLIN, Ohio — FFA […]
Pennsylvania adds 26 farms, more than 2,000 acres to Preservation Program.
Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.
Crawford County farm uses technology, innovation to help bring pork and beef to the table.
22 students from the New Frontier Academy are getting lessons in marketing and hard work this summer.
Hopeway Dairy has built their dream barns from the ground up.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films that are applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Using films made of pullulan — an edible, mostly tasteless, transparent polymer produced by […]
COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers rely on bees to pollinate more than 70 crops, but 50 to 80 percent of the honeybees raised by Ohio’s registered beekeepers died last winter. Researchers suggest a number of reasons for this phenomenon, including the loss of the flowering habitat bees need to strengthen and grow their colonies. A program […]
A new set of how-to videos that teach beginning aquaculturists the ins and outs of fish farming is now available online.
ST. LOUIS — Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast collection of genes to fight off antibiotics, but they […]