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 […]
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 […]
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.
Heavy rains through June became too much for many farms.
Many stories, one voice: New state fair choir director will train about 200 members.
Ohio farmers are turning to multimedia technology to promote their operations. Look out, Steven Spielberg!
Temperature, moisture, oxygen and crop damage during storage can create an environment where molds can produce additional mycotoxins.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.)