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Outgoing Pa. ag secretary Dennis Wolff heads to lobbying firm

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dennis Wolff, Pennsylvania’s outgoing secretary of agriculture, is joining the partnership at the lobbying firm of Versant Strategies. He had announced his resignation in August. New role Wolff’s role at Versant is effective Sept. 14, where he will work with the network of producers, consumers, and private and public organizations that make […]

2009 Geauga County Fair

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Great Geauga County Fair’s Livestock Auction was held Sept. 5. Check out the top sellers and see if you are pictured in some of the photos from around the fairgrounds.

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative to link ranchers and conservationists

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas — Grazing lands make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of the national land base. The wise management of these lands has environmental and economic implications that exceed common perception or understanding, said Bob Drake, chairman of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. “Any serious student or practitioner of conservation, land use or ecosystem […]

The impacts of climate change on ag industry is focus of panel discussion

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — The impacts of cap and trade legislation and climate change on the Ohio agriculture industry will be the focus of an expert panel discussion during Farm Science Review. Panel discussion “Climate Change — Economics and Policy,” will be held Sept. 22 from 10-11 a.m. in the Tobin Building located on Beef Street […]

2009 Big Knob Grange Fair

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Big Knob 4-H Livestock Sale. Check out the top animals of the sale, and see photos from the Big Knob fairgrounds.

Extension educator receives Bronze Star

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

CINCINNATI — Navy reservist Glenn Welling recalls his time in Iraq as an “incredible year.” The Ohio State University Extension educator received the Bronze Star for his service in a pre-game ceremony at the Ohio State-Navy football game, the Buckeye’s season opener. During his June 2008-June 2009 service in Iraq, Welling was Command Master Chief […]

Quilts of Valor comfort complex wartime emotions

Monday, September 7, 2009

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — In 2003, Catherine Roberts, a midwife by profession and quilter for 25 years from Seaford, Del., wanted to give a wounded soldier a quilt to bring him comfort during his recovery. “We are a nation at war,” Roberts said. “Warriors need something tangible, a physical representation of love, support […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

Boggs: Ag is facing challenges, yes, but also bio-revolution opportunities

Saturday, September 5, 2009

ODA Director Robert Boggs visited the Stark County Fair and the new Farm Bureau building Sept. 4.

Recovery funding available to Pa. aquaculture producers

Friday, September 4, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania aquaculture producers who experienced profit losses due to soaring feed costs in 2008 may be eligible for relief through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. The Aquaculture Grant Program, part of the federal stimulus package, provides grants to farmers who experienced profit losses due to high […]


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