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New livestock judging method puts education back in the ring

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The “systems analysis” method of market livestock project evaluation has been adopted by the Lake County junior fair livestock committee and will be used this summer at the Lake County Fair. This approach attempts to put more objectivity into the subjectivity of judging and doesn’t encourage the ethics violations that creep into the business of “showing” animals.

Company makes farm biosecurity signs available

Thursday, July 5, 2001

ABS Global now has a sign that reads “Stop. Biosecure Area. Visitors by Appointment Only.”

Ethanol bandwagon has room for one more

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Those booming for ethanol production in Ohio say that even though the wagon is getting crowded, there is still plenty of time for Ohio farmers to hop on.

Learn how to make your summer picnic a bee free event

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The solution to annoying bees at your family barbecue may be to share your feast.

Guard against silo gas dangers

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Nitrogen dioxide is a lethal gas with a yellowish-brown color, when this gas achieves further oxidation and is then combined with water it becomes a highly-corrosive nitric acid.

Learn what it takes to run for the school board

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The Ohio School Boards Association is conducting a workshop for those who haven’t made up their minds whether to run for office or not.

Fast food giant sets animal care standards

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Burger King Corporation is now requiring suppliers to adhere to animal care and handling guidelines and has asked USDA to fully enforce the Humane Slaughter Act.

Maggots in the chicken house

Thursday, July 5, 2001

An entomologist from Georgia says a certain not-so-picky maggot would be more than happy to help clean up commercial chicken houses.

Century Village Museum to host antiques show

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A show where crafts and reproductions will not be admitted will be held July 14 in Burton, Ohio.

Zombie Prom is rock and roll musical with student cast

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A musical stage play billed as “pure entertainment with a rock and roll beat,” Zombie Prom opened June 29 at the Ashtabula Arts Center’s Straw Hat Theatre. The show be performed again July 5-8 and 12-14.

Noah’s Lost Ark expands sanctuary

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The grand opening for the exotic animal sanctuary’s large cat and carnivore compound will be July 7.

Can manure be made more valuable?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

With 160 million tons of it produced annually in the United States, and most of it rich in carbohydrates and proteins, it has potential for becoming high value products.

Is biotech really needed inthe Midwest?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The potential of biotechnology and genetically altered plants must be weighed against the risks of using it.

Biosecurity fact sheets available on OSU Internet site

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep foot-and-mouth in check, but also help control other animal ailments.

Zoning ordinances need facelift

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Zoning dates back to the late 1800s when land uses were first separated by law to protect residential areas from dangerous or unsightly practices.

Herbfest is designed for both experts and beginners

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The 10th annual Frontier Herb Fest – the nation’s largest annual herb conference – will be Aug. 17-19 at Boulder, Colo.

Baseball’s legendary playing fields honored

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The United States Postal Service has issued a set of Baseball’s Legendary Playing Fields commemorative stamps.

Technique to improve cattle cloning

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a technique which may dramatically improve the success rate of cattle cloning.

Early crop has sweet corn growers pickin’ and grinnin’

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The southern Ohio crop is 10 days ahead of schedule, and two or three weeks earlier than the rest of the state.

McKinley Museum offers three-day summer science class

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Park It class for second and third graders will teach them how to find their way around the woods.

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