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Ohio FFA Convention begins today

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SALEM, Ohio — For the next two days, April 30 and May 1, thousands of FFA members and their parents will travel to the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, as they “go all out” for the 87th state convention. The event is a culmination of everything members and their advisers have worked for, and it […]

May is Ohio Beef Month: Take the 30 day protein challenge to kick off grilling season

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The challenge, issued by the nearly 17,000 Ohio beef farming families, encourages participants to enjoy lean, high-protein foods like beef, just in time for summer grilling season.

Poultry producers should step up biosecurity

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Avian influenza has not yet been reported locally, but producers should still be prepared.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 30, 2015:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A roundup of news from Granny’s Kids and the Silver Spurs 4-H clubs.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 30, 2015:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A roundup of news from Northwestern, Waterford and Minerva FFA chapters.

State-sponsored shows now in line with federal traceability standards

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cattle or swine at this year’s three state-sponsored livestock shows must be identified with radio frequency or electronic identification (RFID) tags that meet recently-tightened federal traceability standards.

Pennsylvania farms join preservation program

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board accepted 2,509 acres on 32 farms in 16 counties recently through the state’s nation-leading farmland preservation program.

Custom-built corn coffin auctioned off by Iowa State engineering students

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The coffin was designed by Ghanaian carpenter Eric Adjetey Anang, who also designed salmon and lobster-shaped coffins in Oregon and New Hampshire.

DEP study: Lyme disease risk in all 67 Pennsylvania counties

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The blacklegged tick is the primary carrier of Lyme disease, an infectious disease caused by the bite of an infected tick that can cause fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches and joint pain.

Bringing fruit back to life

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Researchers are giving new life to apple varieties once thought to be extinct.

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