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Lawrence County Fair sale totals $130,900

Thursday, August 23, 2001

With five record bids, the sale of 236 lots of 4-H market animals totaled $8,000 higher than last year’s sale.

Schoenbrunn hosts log architecture program

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia will offer a special program on log architecture in America Aug. 18.

Jess Aller breeds her goats for the spotlight

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Ohio dairy goat breeder Jess Aller is concentrating on merchandising rather than milk to make money from her herd.

Guest Commentary: When family business transition makes no sense

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Virginia Tech farm management expert David M. Kohl voices tough questions families need to face to secure the future of their farm transition.

Livestock sale raises $2,000 for world hunger

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Ashtabula County 4-H program started a new program this year to allow 4-H livestock clubs raising market animals to do an international project.

House farm bill proposal gives relief

Thursday, August 16, 2001

New farm bill legislation proposed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee may not put all financially-stressed farms into the black, but will provide some relief.

The heat is on: Reduce risks this summer

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The heat-related death of a professional football player elevated the fact that even normal activities can be deadly in extreme heat.

Investigation points to crown shield

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Steam experts say it was an exposed crown shield that triggered the explosion of the 1918 Case steam traction engine on the Medina County Fairgrounds July 29.

Learning to talk with the land

Thursday, August 16, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell acknowledges the great divide between rural cowboys and cappuccino drinkers, but observes there is much they have in common.

Dankfest showcases pioneer crafts

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Harmony Museum in western Pennsylvania presents Dankfest Aug. 25-26, a festival created to preserve crafts and around-the-home skills that were part of 18th and 19th century pioneer and rural life.

Goat dairy designed around success

Thursday, August 16, 2001

There is one successful, large-scale goat milk processor and marketer in Ohio, one of the few that have managed to establish this kind of business in the whole country.

Medina Co. youth pay tribute to accident victims

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Medina County 4-H and FFA youth donated $21,063 to the steam engine explosion victims’ fund from the sale of their market livestock animals during this year’s Medina County Fair.

Slow gains forecast for W.Va. economy

Thursday, August 16, 2001

West Virginia’s economy stands a good chance of continuing to expand during the next year, but the risks of an economic downturn are high.

Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center breaks ground near Mansfield

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center recently broke ground for the center’s J.M. Smucker Company 90-seat indoor auditorium and library.

$10,000 grant to Mercer 4-H is tribute to Marsh

Thursday, August 16, 2001

A donation of a $10,000 grant was made in memory of Roy Marsh and secured by his friends and family.

Going ‘Wading’ in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Wade collectors came to Pennsylvania earlier this summer from Canada, Washington state, California and many other points to swap information and examples of Wade pottery.

Do you really need all that nitrogen?

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Illinois research confirms less fertilizer is adequate to maintain high corn yields.

Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires jointly buy World Wide Sires

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires created a 50-50 joint venture to purchase World-Wide Sires. It will operate as a stand-alone venture.

Butler Farm Show: Altmeyer’s annual purchase got expensive

Thursday, August 16, 2001

For the fifth year in a row, John Altmeyer of Altmeyer Custom-Fab Trailers of Butler made the final bid for the grand champion market hog at the junior fair livestock sale of the Butler Farm Show.

United Producers, Prairie Livestock form an alliance

Thursday, August 16, 2001

United Producers Inc. and Prairie Livestock have reached a livestock marketing and related services agreement.

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