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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Aug. 28, 2014:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA dairy team will vie for national honors in the area of dairy cattle evaluation and management at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. FFA members who will represent the chapter in the event include Adam Miley, Kaleb Kliner, Reiley Murphy, and Tanner Topp, coached […]

Twenty years later, the GMO fight goes on

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.

More than your average project: A day in the life of a 4-H member

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The sun is just up, and Leah Fine is exhausted. She tries to sleep until the last possible minute, but she knows that Bella, Vinnie and Lugnut are surely up and waiting for her. While it seems like she just left the barn, the 12-year-old pulls on her boots and heads […]

Penn State educators endow scholarship

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors. Both Penn State alumni, the Schurmans are long-time educators […]

Jean M. Timmons, 1928-2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jean Timmons was an ‘outstanding woman in Ohio agriculture.’

Looking into the crystal ball… Is an early frost in the works?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ohio’s NOAA hydrologist expects the first freeze to happen in early to mid-October.

Harsh winter results in small peach crop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some farmers have had no choice but to cut down their dead peach trees and plant new ones.

Portage County Fair auction 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Portage County Fair held another successful auctions, with several new records.

Conservation, not regulation, to help control Lake Erie’s algae problem

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fertilizer conservation may be the answer to reducing phosphorus runoff from farms into Lake Erie, according to Mansfield News Journal.

Lake Erie: challenges ahead, but progress being made

Monday, August 25, 2014

OSU holds science writers workshop to update media about issues facing Lake Erie.

NOAA says Lake Erie algae forecast unchanged

Monday, August 25, 2014

NOAA scientist gives late-summer update on algae forecast.

New program to help farmers better use nitrogen fertilizer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A new computer program could help farmers control their nitrogen fertilizer usage.

Millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table despite rising employment

Friday, August 22, 2014

Even though statistics say that U.S. employment is rising, the number of Americans who face food insecurity will not necessarily fall, according to Huffington Post.

Close race for Missouri farming rights amendment could prompt a recount

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Even though Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 1 was passed on Aug. 5, a recount is expected.

Southeastern Ohio hills alive with farm family history

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Ezekial Cole purchased 140 acres of land in an area that would eventually become Wayne Township in Jefferson County, Ohio, it is unlikely he considered how, or if, the family farm would be operating 206 years later. “It just makes you proud to keep the farm going,” Carl Kithcart, Cole’s great-great-great-great grandson said.

Recalled beef leads to prosecution for employees

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Owners and two employees of a slaughterhouse that processed bad beef are now facing charges.

Retiring Ohio Holstein editor helped ‘bridge the gap’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ohio Holstein magazine editor retiring after accomplished career.

The Mason jar through the years

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mason jar was once a staple for 19th and early 20th century living, but now it has become a modern, hip trend for some.

Federal officials announce more Lake Erie funding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brown, Kaptur announce more funding for Lake Erie algae issues.

Do you know what’s in your processed food? FDA may not know, either

Monday, August 18, 2014

The FDA is unaware of many additives that are used in processed foods, some of which cause illnesses.

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