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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 12, 2015:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NEWBURY, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club met Jan. 18.   Shannon Lewis gave a health report on frost bite and Mike Soltis gave a safety report on being prepared for winter weather.   Cloverbuds made treat bags for Meals on Wheels for Valentine’s Day and members stayed after the meeting to help […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 12, 2015:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BEVERLY, Ohio — Fort Frye FFA is is starting its annual strawberry sale, offering a full flat of strawberries for $26, and half a flat of $14.   Members are also selling DB Yummers BBQ sauce, both mild and spicy sauce, selling a bottles for $5, and gallons for $22. For the first time this […]

Eastern Ohio Grazing Council plans meetings

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Topics will include weeds and how they grow, weed identification, weed prevention techniques, and controlling the weeds that we have.

Dairy cooperatives petition USDA for federal marketing order in California

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dairy organizations seek federal milk marketing order for California.

Proposed pipeline projects give plenty room for thought

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pipeline projects leave much to think about.

Nutrient issues dominate discussion at Ohio AgriBusiness conference

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ohio’s third agribusiness conference focuses on many issues, especially water quality.

Data reveals farming is most common job in only two states

Monday, February 9, 2015

Almost all states showed a shift in industries, and there was one industry that slowly shrunk in size over the 36-year period: farming.

Cattle market: Record prices, more feed means expansion

Monday, February 9, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The expansion of the nation’s cattle herds for the first time since 2007 is largely the result of record-high cattle prices and the availability of more abundant feed, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. Increase in cattle Hurt, analyzing a U.S. Department of Agriculture semiannual report that cattle numbers have […]

Meet the ice breakers: Amish ice-cutting frolic

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Despite some dictionary definitions of a frolic include a drunken brawl, in an Amish community, it’s more a social event.

In time for Valentine’s Day: Chocolate for the health of it

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Scientific evidence shows a link between eating cocoa products and reduction of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, platelet aggregation and cholesterol levels, as well as cognitive ability, memory, insulin sensitivity and increased blood flow to the brain.

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