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Trumbull County farmer beaten by ATV riders in his alfalfa field.

Thursday, February 7, 2002

Rural landowners getting burned by frequent trespass of off-road vehicles. Aside from ruining crops, riding in fields digs ruts and creates other headaches.

See you in court: Agricultural society files suit to settle fairgrounds dispute

Thursday, January 31, 2002

AKRON – The Summit County Agricultural Society has gone to court seeking a temporary restraining order preventing an eviction and the seizure of personal property on the fairgrounds. The society is also seeking a declaratory judgment, asking the court to make right what the ag society defines as the county’s illegal activities. The agricultural society […]

Guest Commentary: U.S. farmers watch Argentina crisis

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Stewart Truelsen, director of broadcast services for the American Farm Bureau Federation, comments on what the Argentinian financial crisis might mean for U.S. farmers.

Surveys find acceptance of pasteurized cider

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Cider taste tests on consumers over a three-year period have revealed that consumers have a split opinion on what a good cider should taste like.

Smith Dairy buys Goshen Dairy plant and distribution

Thursday, January 31, 2002

The Bichsel family will retain ownership and management of the eight Goshen Dairy retail locations.

Ropin’ goats pays off big for East Rochester teen

Thursday, January 31, 2002

“Goat roping is kind of rough,” says Carroll County’s Nikki Bacon, Ohio High School Rodeo Queen, “but I would ride a bull just to prove I could.”

Supporters organize to pass Harrison County levy

Thursday, January 31, 2002

There is fear among supporters of losing 4-H programs, but the chair of the new tax levy campaign committee emphasizes that extension is more than just 4-H.

Record-breaking Civil War-era quilt displayed at International Quilt Study Center

Thursday, January 31, 2002

“The Reconciliation Quilt,” a famous piece thought to a world-record price when sold at auction has been donated to the University of Nebraska center by Robert and Ardis James.

Version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin found

Thursday, January 31, 2002

The serialized story was discovered preserved in the attic of a Brunswick, Maine, home.

Cookbook author to visit Carnegie for soup tasting

Thursday, January 31, 2002

“New York Times” food writer to complement tureen exhibit with a lecture on soup as a way of life.

Are naturally polled Holsteins feasible?

Thursday, January 31, 2002

History books reveal ancestors of modern Holsteins were polled. The majority of horned animals in today’s dairy industry are a result of few dairy cattle breeders selecting for the polled trait.

USDA offers sustainable farming grants

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Individual producers can apply for SARE grants up to $6,000 and up to $18,000 is available for groups of three or more.

Jeweled arts of India exhibit glimmers in Cleveland

Thursday, January 31, 2002

The Cleveland Museum exhibit, from Feb. 24 through May 19, includes approximately 325 works – many lavished with diamonds emeralds, and rubies set in pure gold – displayed in groups including royal adornment, princely weapons, gemstones of inestimable importance, and sumptuous vessels, such as cups, plates, and inkwells.

Roscoe Village video wins award

Thursday, January 31, 2002

A history of the Ohio & Erie Canal has been selected as the national winner of the 2001 Aegis Award in documentaries.

Grazing conference tailored to dairies

Thursday, January 31, 2002

The first North Central Ohio Grazing Conference is scheduled Feb. 1 at the Mt. Hope Auction Barn.

Learning to market Main Street is a click away

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Faculty and researchers at Cornell and Pennsylvania State’s extension division develop Web site for newly elected officials.

Grove City woman honored as ag educator

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Carol Ann Gregg of Grove City, Pa., received the Outstanding Service Citation from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Ohio winter wheat acreage down, wet planting weather to blame

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Counties affected by wheat planting problems include Putnam, Paulding, Van Wert, Allen, Hancock, Henry, Defiance, Wood, and parts of Mercer, Shelby and Auglaize.

Urban wildlife topic for 2002 Ohio wildlife diversity conference

Thursday, January 31, 2002

The annual event is March 13, and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Innovative Ohio farmers eager to exchange ideas

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Brainstorming on issues of concern was as important a part of the proceedings as were the workshop meetings for the annual meeting of the Innovative Farmers of Ohio.

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