In less than three hours, a fire destroyed the machinery shed at Kinds’ dairy farm Aug. 25. Find out how the Lawrence County, Pa., men did their best to rescue some equipment and how they’re moving forward with a positive outlook.
WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration named Steven Maurer to serve as state executive director for the Farm Service Agency at the USDA. Maurer is currently the chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a position he has held since 2007. The Division of Natural Areas and Preserves protects […]
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that as part of USDA’s continuing efforts to listen to and respond to the needs of producers in the dairy industry, he is moving forward on establishing the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee and is requesting nominations. Committed “The Obama Administration is committed to working with all sectors of […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Learn more about selling meat directly to consumers in a free public seminar at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Speakers Speaking will be Kathleen Harris, who started upstate New York’s Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company (http://nelpsc.com/), a new and profitable link between farmers […]
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Despite the struggles in the dairy industry and difficult economic times, government officials and Penn State’s leaders remain hopeful about the future of agriculture. About 700 agricultural producers and professionals gathered during Ag Progress Days for the Government and Industry Luncheon Aug. 19.
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — With back-to-school season upon us, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau chose Ag Progress Days, held Aug. 18-20, as a relevant time to announce the addition of two new Mobile Agriculture Education Science Labs. The labs, which will be available for the 2010-2011 school year, will give every school district in the state access […]
OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA will host chapter alumni and friends for an open house Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held in the agricultural science class and lab. Former members are asked to bring their FFA jackets. The oldest jacket will win a prize. Dessert will be served. […]
CARROLLTON, Ohio — The East Township Young Producers 4-H club met Aug. 15 with 25 members in attendance. Members received tickets to sell for their annual fundraiser, with the winner to be drawn at the November meeting. Members filled out their honor member forms. Dalton Ulman gave a demonstration on different ways to cast a […]
ZANESVILLE, Ohio — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is coming to Ohio next week. Vilsack is making the trek to Ohio as part of U.S. President Barack Obama administration’s Rural Tour. Vilsack is scheduled to visit Zanesville, Ohio Aug. 31. The forum is slated to begin at 10 a.m. at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. […]
PLAIN GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 75 firefighters from Lawrence, Butler and Mercer counties worked to put out the flames that took down a machinery building at Kind’s Grassycrest Dairy Farm Aug. 25. Layne Kind called in the fire at 11:46 a.m. By 3:15 p.m., the fire was cleared, said Ronald Steele, assistant fire […]