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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers held a meeting July 11 at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Barnesville. The recycling project continues and members need to bring papers to the meetings. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Kaiser Campground. * * * NEWBURY, Ohio — […]

You better take it easy on the fair fries

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FARGO, N.D. — We’re in the prime season for food-inspired guilt. Fairs, carnivals, festivals and all sorts of fun events are in full swing at this time of the year. Foods, such as funnel cakes, deep-fried “just about anything” on a stick and deep-fried breaded cheese curds, entice us with their aroma, texture and flavor. […]

Carroll County Fair 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Find out the top animals from the 2009 Carroll County Fair Livestock Auction and see photos from the fairgrounds.

Buckeye State eagle populations soaring

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s bald eagle population continues to grow in numbers and expand in territory. Biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife counted a record 215 nests in the state this year, the 22nd consecutive year that the state’s breeding bald eagle population has increased. Of those 215 nests, 113 were […]

Mich. farmers can voice opinions on ag practice regs

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Agriculture will host a public input meeting to gather comments on the 2010 drafts of the state’s Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs).

Free farm workshop covers the basics of cover crops

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is presenting a cover crops workshop Sept. 15, which will feature technical presentations and hands-on activities. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Instructors include Dr. John Cardina, Alan Sundermeier and Sustainable Agriculture Research […]

Holmes SWCD offering aerial seeding incentive

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an incentive program that encourages planting cover crops.

Research looks at fertilizer and tiled fields: Manure doesn’t mean more carbon

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applying manure to a tiled field doesn’t have a negative effect on nearby water — in terms of carbon — when compared to other fertilizer systems.

Helping farmers think outside the box in N.Y.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Finger Lakes Sustainable Farming Center is showcasing creative practices to inspire the work of agriculture professionals and farmers in the Northeast. A two-day program, Creative Agriculture Approaches to Sustainability on the Farm, will be offered Aug. 19-20 at the Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, N.Y. Day One includes two farmer-led panels […]

Four-week small farm college offered in Ohio

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — To help new and existing farmers find ways to diversify their agricultural production, the Ohio State University Extension offices in northeastern Ohio are offering a Northeast Ohio New & Small Farm College for four weeks this fall.

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