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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 17, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Mapleton and Crestview FFA chapters held their annual consignment sale Sept. 5. Community members brought in goods to be sold and there was a variety of merchandise at the sale. Large farm equipment was sold along with household items and lawn ornaments. The Mapleton FFA provided a concession stand and students […]

A Portage County farmer is getting it right with his land conservation efforts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Portage County farmer is named one of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award recipients this year.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Sept. 17, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Megan Day was crowned the 2009 4-H queen at the Canfield Fair. Day is the daughter of Bob and Karen Day of Berlin Center and is a 14-year member of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club. Ranger member Blake Algarin, son of Angel and Jodi Algarin of Berlin Center and a 5-year […]

Can’t see the invasive species for the trees? Check your woods

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Once an invasive vegetative species takes hold in woodland areas, eradicating it is next to impossible. Ohio State University Extension forestry specialists are joining industry representatives at Farm Science Review to educate woodland owners on best land management practices to better deal with invasives. They take over “Invasive species are very good […]

Researchers develop new glue from corn

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

After the oil is extracted from corn germ meal, the corn germ is typically fed to poultry and other livestock animals. But a new, value-added use could be on tap for this “leftover.”

Farm Science Review bioenergy program aimed at hobby farmers

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Small-acreage and hobby farmers interested in transitioning to energy independence can find more information at Farm Science Review on how to use on-farm resources as renewable energy. When and where Maurus Brown, an Ohio State University Extension specialist who is involved in bioenergy initiatives at OSU South Centers at Piketon, will present […]

Shake, gavel and roll: Carroll Co. native is auctioneer by day and Elvis by night

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

By SUSAN MELLISH Contributing Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Mike Albert has always been a cut-up; a person who loves center stage; an entertainer. This former Carroll County native attended auctions with his parents and was entranced by the auctioneer running the show. Is it any wonder he gravitated toward this profession?

Interstate meat and poultry shipping regulations proposed for small plants

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published proposed regulations to implement a new voluntary cooperative program under which select state-inspected establishments will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce. The new program was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to supplement the existing federal-state cooperative […]

Photography book combines art, ag

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SIDNEY, Ohio — A new coffee table book, Images from the Land, has found a way to connect two seemingly incomparable industries — art and agriculture.

State, local budget crunches forcing Extension offices to go to voters

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Coshocton Co. OSU Extension is asking voters to pass a levy in November. The county is not alone.

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