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For the love of the Guernsey breed

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Although every dairy farm is unique, some may consider Ealy’s Highland Farm in Mercer County, Pa., to be even more out of the ordinary. Until about four years ago, Dan and Sherry Ealy were milking Holsteins. Today, their 88-cow herd consists of about 25 percent pure Guernseys, with the rest of the […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Four members of the West Holmes FFA, Cynthia Bunch, Victoria Carpenter, Derek Reutter and Kiersten Sigler, attended Ohio Leadership Camp. Members attended four sessions teaching about leadership and problem solving. On July 26, the West Holmes FFA officer team, Tyler Schonauer, Garrett O’Donnell, Victoria Carpenter, Cynthia Bunch, Kiersten Sigler, Jimmy Henry, Jared […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Stephanie Mason was selected to represent Ashtabula County at State 4-H Leadership Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio July 13-17. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide sponsor the program and provide full camp scholarships for up to two 4-H members from each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Mason is the daughter of Mr. […]

Gypsy moth defoliates 44,282 acres in W.Va.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gypsy moth defoliated 44,282 acres of state, federal and private forestland in West Virginia in 2009, down from nearly 81,308 acres in 2008, according to studies conducted by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass stated that “cool, moist conditions during late April and May were ideal for […]

Study: Higher pathogen loads in honey bees affected by colony collapse disorder

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Honey bees in colonies affected by colony collapse disorder have higher levels of pathogens — and are co-infected with a greater number of pathogens — than their non colony collapse disorder counterparts, but no individual pathogen can be singled out as the cause of colony collapse disorder, according to a new […]

Senate bill would boost dairy support price even higher

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Additional help may be on the way for dairy farmers.

Jefferson Co. tour shows importance of environmental stewardship

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Jefferson Soil and Conservation District shows how it is trying to protect the planet.

New device fights the spread of Lyme disease

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WASHINGTON — A device called the “4-poster” Deer Treatment Bait Station, developed and patented by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service, was highly effective at reducing the number of ticks infected with the Lyme disease bacterium in a six-year USDA study in five Northeastern states — Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island […]

Dairyman begins cheese business with help from extension program

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Penn State’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is helping small farm owners succeed, even in today’s economy.

Basic cheese making workshop set

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension’s “Hands-on Basic Cheese Making — Enhancing Dairy Profitability with Cheese” workshop. Date and time This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at the Grindstone Creek Lodge at 4-H […]

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