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Beech Fork State Park to salute U.S. with bell ringing

Thursday, June 21, 2001

“Salute to America – Let Freedom Ring” will begin at 1:30 p.m. July 4, in the state park near Barboursville, W.Va.

Cell phone users aren’t making deals, they’re talking to Mom

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Who’s driving while using a cell phone and what they’re gabbing about might just surprise you.

West Virginia’s ag hall of fame receives new group of inductees

Thursday, June 21, 2001

West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame will have its 27th annual recognition dinner at 6 p.m. July 7, at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston, W.Va.

Portraits in Progress: Norwescor Farm among top herds in Stark Co.

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The pristine farmstead is a unique blend of old and new buildings. A Yankee style barn built in 1889 is used for hay storage and heifer housing, while a two-story bank barn built around 1876 is used for calves and breeding-age heifers. A new barn houses bred heifers and dry cows.

Show attracts hogs from all over

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The Penn-Ohio Jackpot Show June 16 at the Canfield Fairgrounds, attracted 90 hogs from 17 counties in Pennsylvania and Ohio to the competition.

Land O’Lakes is buying Purina Mills

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Purina Mills will become part of Land O’Lakes Farmland Feed LLC according to a June 18 merger agreement.

Stan Hywet Hall presents “Twelfth Night”

Thursday, June 14, 2001

For its annual Shakespeare performance, Stan Hywet Hall will present the witty and wicked “Twelfth Night,” at 7 p.m. July 12-15 and 19-22 in the courtyard of the Carriage House.

Portraits in Progress: Burgett Angus Farm: Breeding to be the best

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Keith Burgett and sons Phillip and Bryan have built sort of an Angus dynasty since they bought their first cattle in 1984. They now raise about 350 head, consisting mostly of purebred Angus and some crosses.

Penn spells out dairy, sugar prices and loan rate decisions

Thursday, June 14, 2001

J.B. Penn, newly installed under secretary for farm and foreign agricultural programs at USDA, says the department will sell government-owned sugar to ethanol producers and others to improve domestic prices, manage USDA’s sugar inventory and help meet U.S. energy needs.

Lessons on being a better boss

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Surveys have shown that the primary factor affecting a decision to leave an organization is whether or not the manager develops a trusting relationship with the employees.

Portraits in Progress: Comp Dairy looks toward profits of efficiency

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Jim Comp and his sons borrowed ideas from others to build a dairy operation making profits on the efficiencies of scale.

Stark Parks seeks input on its tunnel project

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Public comment are solicited on a proposed tunnel under the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad along the Towpath.

Portraits in Progress: Don’t look back: Maize Valley Farms taps into consumer market

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The same innovative thinking that led Kay Vaughan into full-time farming and then into a diversified agribusiness is leading the family into the retail farm market business in a big way in 2001.

Learn how to select a portable sawmill

Thursday, June 14, 2001

A workshop on owning and operating a portable sawmill will be held July 14 at Bruce Tree Farm located in Monroe County.

Hatfield 7 Dairy: Seven generations of protecting the land for the future

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The 660-cow Licking County dairy farm has been selected to receive the Ohio Dairy Farmers Federation’s Ohio Environmental Stewardship Award for its exemplary environmental management practices.

Today’s portraits of progress

Thursday, June 14, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the portrait of current Ohio agriculture portrayed in the first week of the “Farm and Dairy 2001 Progress Edition.”

Grazing tour hosted in Carroll Co.

Thursday, June 14, 2001

A grazing management and beef cattle improvement twilight tour will be held June 20 to tour a managed grazing operation, and highlight ways to improve grazing systems and beef cattle herds.

Ohio budget looks tight for ag programs, OSU in 2002-03

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Historic funding levels for primary and secondary education – $1.4 billion – tightened Ohio’s two-year state budget for many programs, including agriculture.

Cool weather slows spread of disease

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Cooler than normal temperatures in the week of May 27 to June 2 may have limited the occurrence of Fusarium head scab in Ohio winter wheat fields.

Crop insurance provides planting option

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Farmers who purchased crop insurance on corn have an option to put seed in the ground even now.

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