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Ohio’s Farm Focus event canceled for 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

VAN WERT, Ohio — The Farm Focus Field Day, scheduled for July 21 in Van Wert County, has been canceled due to state budget cuts that resulted in personnel reductions in the Ohio State University Extension program.

Antique bank brings consignor big profit

Thursday, June 4, 2009

- Garth’s Auctions Inc. of Delaware, Ohio, held its third annual Ohio Valley Auction May 23. The auction offered a wide selection of antique furniture and decorative arts. Among the assortment of both formal, painted and folk material offered was a whimsical, ovoid form stoneware bank with a bright cobalt glaze and incised decoration of […]

Proposed budget cuts mean ‘no fair’ for some

Thursday, June 4, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The effects of the economy can be observed in many places today — in the automotive industry, in tourism and hospitality services, and, if the proposed Senate budget passes, at Pennsylvania fairs and shows.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 4, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Kangaroo Krew 4-H club met May 15 with 12 members in attendance. Members discussed the homecoming parade, the fair booth and sending a thank you card and donation to Jenkins Feed and Supply for letting the club use their space for its rabies clinic. Members worked on project books. The next […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 4, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Hillsdale FFA chapter held its annual “drive your tractor to school day” May 22 (pictured above). There were a total of 17 tractors, ranging from John Deere to Oliver. Each year Hillsdale FFA members vote on the tractors in different categories. These awards were: the junker award, cleanest award, oldest award, newest […]

Would you sit on a soybean?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Many Ford vehicles on the road today, including the Mustang, F-150, Focus and Lincoln MKS, use foam seating components made out of soybeans.

Wind energy makes environmental and economic sense for two producers

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

AMES, Iowa — In today’s tough economic times, farmers want to make every dollar count. Using a renewable resource such as wind energy can be both environmentally and financially responsible. Two pork producers Two southeast Iowa pork producers are making wind energy work for them. Andy McCall of West Chester has a 7,200-head wean to […]

Unraveling mysteries of plant cellulose

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jeffrey Catchmark sees the quest to unlock the mysteries of lignocellulose synthesis and assembly as one of the most important research pursuits of the next century. On a mission And the associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is on a mission to find […]

Triple-crop sugar corn yields sugar, grain and biomass with less nitrogen

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

URBANA, Ill — By crossing maize plants adapted to the tropics with lines used as parents of popular Midwestern corn hybrids, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new type of plant with the potential to yield three crops and use less nitrogen. Sugar corn can be harvested for the grain, the sugar […]

Precision feeding of livestock shows promise for water quality

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It may sound overly simplistic, but when it comes to feeding livestock, what goes into an animal greatly influences what comes out. On that obvious principle is based a promising Penn State research initiative involving precision feeding of dairy cattle. Leading component Feed management is now a leading component of comprehensive […]

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