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Dankfest showcases pioneer crafts

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Harmony Museum in western Pennsylvania presents Dankfest Aug. 25-26, a festival created to preserve crafts and around-the-home skills that were part of 18th and 19th century pioneer and rural life.

Goat dairy designed around success

Thursday, August 16, 2001

There is one successful, large-scale goat milk processor and marketer in Ohio, one of the few that have managed to establish this kind of business in the whole country.

Slow gains forecast for W.Va. economy

Thursday, August 16, 2001

West Virginia’s economy stands a good chance of continuing to expand during the next year, but the risks of an economic downturn are high.

Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center breaks ground near Mansfield

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center recently broke ground for the center’s J.M. Smucker Company 90-seat indoor auditorium and library.

$10,000 grant to Mercer 4-H is tribute to Marsh

Thursday, August 16, 2001

A donation of a $10,000 grant was made in memory of Roy Marsh and secured by his friends and family.

Going ‘Wading’ in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Wade collectors came to Pennsylvania earlier this summer from Canada, Washington state, California and many other points to swap information and examples of Wade pottery.

Do you really need all that nitrogen?

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Illinois research confirms less fertilizer is adequate to maintain high corn yields.

Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires jointly buy World Wide Sires

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires created a 50-50 joint venture to purchase World-Wide Sires. It will operate as a stand-alone venture.

United Producers, Prairie Livestock form an alliance

Thursday, August 16, 2001

United Producers Inc. and Prairie Livestock have reached a livestock marketing and related services agreement.

Butler Farm Show: Altmeyer’s annual purchase got expensive

Thursday, August 16, 2001

For the fifth year in a row, John Altmeyer of Altmeyer Custom-Fab Trailers of Butler made the final bid for the grand champion market hog at the junior fair livestock sale of the Butler Farm Show.

Pennsylvania’s Elk Expo is Sept. 29-30

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The first Pennsylvania Elk Outdoor Expo will be held Sept. 29-30, during the most spectacular time for elk watching within the 835-square-mile elk range in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Fluids key to managing heat

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Fifty-five to 75 percent of the body’s weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water; and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. And you wonder why drinking lots of fluids is a smart idea in extreme heat?

Schoenbrunn hosts log architecture program

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia will offer a special program on log architecture in America Aug. 18.

The heat is on: Reduce risks this summer

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The heat-related death of a professional football player elevated the fact that even normal activities can be deadly in extreme heat.

Jess Aller breeds her goats for the spotlight

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Ohio dairy goat breeder Jess Aller is concentrating on merchandising rather than milk to make money from her herd.

Guest Commentary: When family business transition makes no sense

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Virginia Tech farm management expert David M. Kohl voices tough questions families need to face to secure the future of their farm transition.

USDA creates new guidelines for livestock reporting program

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA has announced new confidentiality guidelines for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program which will increase the number of reports available.

American Indian gathering set in Coitsville, Ohio

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The sixth annual Red Hawk American Indian Cultural Society Pow Wow will be held Aug. 18 and 19 at Willow Ranch at Coitsville.

First cloned sheep born in America

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Pickles,” the first lamb to be cloned in North America, was born July 22. There have already been clones of dairy and beef cattle as well as domestic pigs born in the United States.

Ohio’s got goats, but where does the milk go?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Part I of a two-part series on marketing goat’s milk.

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