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Mahoning County ag community loses friend

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Darrel A. Bacon, who spent a lifetime volunteering in youth, church and agricultural organizations, died at his New Springfield home Saturday, Sept. 29, following an extended illness. He was 82.

Ashland County Fair lamb gets $36 a pound bid

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The Ashland County Agricultural Society donated two 4-gallon butter churns commemorating the 150th Ashland County Fair that were sold for $1,000 each, with the proceeds donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort

Managing winter weed with herbicides

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Weeds such as common chickweed, henbit, purple deadnettle, and marestail (horseweed) have increased to the point that they require changes in herbicide management in some fields.

Tuscarawas County Fair junior fair sales top $280,000; averages stay high

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Bidders spent a $17,319 for the 55 lambs, $98,247 for the 214 hogs, and $115,217 for the 68 market steers.

Antique auction features Cleveland items

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Items from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Western Reserve Historical Society of Cleveland will be offered at the Oct. 6-7 DeFina Auction annual fall antiques and fine arts sale.

Peacemakers Quilt show is Oct. 12-14 in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The Beaver Valley quilt guild will present its seventh annual judged and juried show, “Autumn in the Park.”

Blue Ridge Pottery Show starts Oct. 4

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The 22nd annual Blue Ridge Pottery Show sponsored by the Blue Ridge Pottery Club will take place Oct. 4-6 on Main Street in Erwin, Tenn.

Pennsylvania’s autumn Web site up and running

Thursday, September 27, 2001

In autumn, Pennsylvania’s most popular leaf peeping resources are www.fallinpa.com and 800-FALL-IN-PA.

Bush envisions changes in farm policy

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The USDA has released “Food and Agricultural Policy: Taking Stock for the New Century.” The 116-page document represents Bush’s blueprint for future farm legislation, including the 2002 Farm Bill.

Picasso exhibition opens Oct. 28 at Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The approximately 36 paintings and all of the nine drawings featured in “Picasso: The Artist’s Studio” encompass a large range of styles – realist, cubist, symbolist, surrealist, abstract and classical – and span Picasso’s lengthy career, from as early as 15 until two years before his death at age 91.

Composting could have helped Buckeye Egg

Thursday, September 27, 2001

A Mansfield reader comments on what Buckeye Egg could have done with a composting system.

Stark County farm tour set Oct. 7

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The 12th annual Stark County Farm Bureau drive-it-yourself tour will consist of five stops, including A & J Farms, Kridler Gardens, Motts Greenhouse, Park Farms/St. Peters site, and Raber Dairy Farms.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Heartland AgVenture unveiled in Ohio

Thursday, September 27, 2001

New nonprofit venture hopes to generate ag ideas and more farm profit.

David Frew to take about 1926 Lake Erie shipwreck

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Frew will present a slide presentation on the sinking of the steamship Gerken Oct. 3 at the Trumbull County Public Library.

Terrorist act could hurt U.S. agriculture

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Shifts in national priorities could leave the farm bill and commodity support at the bottom of the list.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Taft: Ohio needs an ethanol plant

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, speaking at the Farm Science Review Sept. 18, pledged to push legislation that would help clear the way for a plant to be built in the Buckeye State.

Erie County, Pa. Fair: Generous buyers help 4-H fund

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Just under $4,000 was raised for the Erie County 4-H Scholarship Fund.

Timing critical to forage harvest

Thursday, September 27, 2001

A combination of in-field observation and more scientific measurements gives producers the most accurate indicator of optimal harvest date.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Wayne County couple named to Farm Science Review Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Jim Trotter, who recently retired from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, coordinates the field demonstrations at the annual Farm Science Review. He and his wife Norma were recognized for work since 1978.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Conservation Farm Families recognized

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The five 2001 Ohio Conservation Farm Family Awards were presented at Farm Science Review in recognition of conservation through farming practices.

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