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The ones to watch: Help us find the millennials who will be tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture

Thursday, March 5, 2015

During our final week of the “You Go, Girl” series, we will be spotlighting eight young women, age 18-30, who are already blazing trails in agriculture.

Pitching farm life: Brenda Hastings takes dairy industry in an all new direction

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brenda Hastings pulls no punches on the subject of being a dairy farmer. And the co-owner of Hastings Dairy in Geauga County, Ohio, has become one of her industry’s most active advocates.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 5, 2015:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter has been teaching elementary students about agriculture through the Ag in the Classroom committee for many years.   They teach students about many agricultural topics throughout the year, including trees, dairy products, soil, farm animals, flowers, Freddie the Fish with Kelly Riley from the Wayne County Soil […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 5, 2015:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

RANDOLPH, Ohio — The Portage Prime Producers, a new 4-H club featuring swine and small animals in Portage County, held its first meeting Feb. 22.   Officers were elected and include president, Emma Urban; vice president, Darla Derthick; secretary, Morgan Chesla; historian/news reporter, Bella Wagner; treasurer, Shelby Morehead; and recreational leader, Madelyn Rennecker.   The […]

Ohio’s maple syrup (Infographic)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ohio is the 6th largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.

Pennsylvania barn collapse traps cows

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More than half of the barn’s roof collapsed, killing at least seven cows and injuring many more.

New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap organic markets

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The guide provides science-based information on organic practices and ecological processes.

Ohio House ag committee still working on nutrient bill

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

House ag committee nearing the completion of its own nutrient regulation bill.

Toledo port authority to speak at ag breakfast

Monday, March 2, 2015

With more than 43 percent of the U.S. and Canadian markets located within 500 miles, Toledo is a prime location for national and international trade and commerce.

No damage to soils from grazing of cover crops

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — A USDA scientist has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops by allowing cattle to graze on them.

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