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Reader: Take a stand and vote yes for Issue 2

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Editor: As president/CEO of a grain marketing and farm supply cooperative in Ohio, I want to make sure people understand the importance of passing State Issue 2. Agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry and could be in jeopardy if we, Ohio citizens, allow out-of-state interest groups to come into Ohio and tell us how to […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — On Sept. 27, freshman West Holmes FFA members Sarah Lynch, Elizabeth Overholt, Alexis Bird, Lee Schlegel, Brittany Sigler, Bob Taylor, Kristi Atherton, Katie Spillman, Wyatt Gardner, Haylee Mackey, Samantha Krejci, Crystal Yeater, Corbin Wright, Scott Colgin, Brittany Crawford, Josh Woodruff, Rae Ann Keck and Brittany Barnes attend FFA Greenhand camp at FFA […]

Dairying today: Multi-family effort succeeds at Clardale Farms

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Even amid urban sprawl and record low milk prices, Stark County’s Clardale Farms recently expanded to add a double-12 milking parlor for its 450-head milking herd.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — Silver Spurs 4-H club members participated in the District 11 4-H Horse Show held in last month in Allegheny County. Eight members qualified to show at the State Championship Show Oct. 23-25 in Harrisburg Pa. Members are: Samantha Grimm and Shades of a Hustler (Harley) – hunt seat eq. on the flat […]

Issue 2 rally: Ohio farmers can no longer just ‘preach to the choir’

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — Farmers from Ashland County and across Ohio are preparing themselves and their friends for a “yes” vote on Ohio’s Issue 2, which will be before voters during the Nov. 3 general election. On Oct. 8, a group of farmers, lawmakers and representatives from the area gathered at Ashland High School to rally […]

Stark County woman holds claim to world’s largest pumpkin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christy Harp, of Jackson Township just outside Canton, has grown a 1,725-pound behemoth pumpkin, believed to be the world’s largest ever recorded. It will likely retain that title if it can survive a couple more weigh-offs.

Redding: ‘Don’t waste a good crisis’

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

If dairy farmers want to complain about the current low milk prices, they’d better be willing to offer a solution along with the complaints, or the situation will never change.

Issue 2 far better than extreme alternative

Monday, October 12, 2009

The possible consequences for consumers and Ohio agriculture are severe if Issue 2 does not pass.

OFU’s treasurer steals from farm group

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Ohio Farmers Union treasurer may face jail time for embezzling from the organization.

Ohio Livestock Coalition to offers classroom materials

Monday, October 12, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Livestock Coalition has developed a package of educational materials for teachers designed to teach Ohio third-graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy. Free of charge The For Your InFARMation materials support key Ohio academic content standards for […]


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