ITHACA, N.Y. — Fifteen years ago, when Alan Lakso first sought to enlist Cornell’s nanofabrication laboratory to develop a tiny sensor that would measure water stress in grapevines, the horticultural sciences professor ended up back at the drawing board. Breakthrough It wasn’t until Abraham Stroock, associate professor of chemical engineering, had a breakthrough of his […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two Division of Resource Management personnel were recognized for their dedication and service to the West Virginia FFA Organization at the State FFA Convention.
CINCINNATI — Last month, members of the Ohio Valley FFA Chapter and several Ohio cattle farmers flipped burgers, sampled Flat Iron steaks and interacted with customers to promote their all-natural, locally grown beef at the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons. “Having people at Whole Foods Market to talk with consumers at the meat case […]
COLUMBUS — Angus enthusiasts showed 103 entries at the 2009 Ohio Angus Association Preview and Junior Preview Show, June 28, in Columbus. Steve Patton, Frankfort, Ind., evaluated the seven steers, eight cow-calf pairs, 11 bulls, and 83 females. An additional three bulls and three females were exhibited in only the open show. S S C […]
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The developing natural gas industry in Pennsylvania will create jobs and offer opportunities for local residents. At least that’s what a recently report by the Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment says. The report suggests that, depending on the intensity of development, between 1,292 and 2,153 direct, full-time jobs could be required in […]
PROSPECT, Pa. — The Northwest Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the annual Keystone Junior Beef Classic May 23 and 24. Exhibitors came from Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania to compete for prizes. Breeds included Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental and cross-bred. Overall, 129 breeding stock and 92 steers were shown by 127 youth. […]
FURNACE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center’s Swine testing program is finishing this year’s program and getting ready for their annual sale Eligible pigs in this year’s program must have been farrowed between Jan. 1 and Feb. 10, 2009. The five-month test evaluates rate of gain, feed efficiency, muscle development and fat deposition in […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Learn the best ways to manage manure, use it on your land and know if you’re doing it right at Ohio State University’s 2009 Manure Science Review.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Cooperative Extension has named Dennis Calvin interim director effective July 1. Calvin, who has been associate director since January 2006, will fill the post while a national search is conducted. Daney Jackson recently announced he would step down after nearly five years as director of extension. Calvin joined the […]
WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announce suggestions for upgrading the food safety system. Food safety. Created by President Barack Obama in March to advise the administration on how to upgrade the food safety system for the 21st century, the working group is […]