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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Aug. 27, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The East Township Young Producers 4-H club met Aug. 15 with 25 members in attendance. Members received tickets to sell for their annual fundraiser, with the winner to be drawn at the November meeting. Members filled out their honor member forms. Dalton Ulman gave a demonstration on different ways to cast a […]

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to visit Zanesville, Ohio

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is coming to Ohio next week. Vilsack is making the trek to Ohio as part of U.S. President Barack Obama administration’s Rural Tour. Vilsack is scheduled to visit Zanesville, Ohio Aug. 31. The forum is slated to begin at 10 a.m. at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. […]

Fire takes out machinery building at Kind’s farm in Lawrence County, Pa.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

PLAIN GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 75 firefighters from Lawrence, Butler and Mercer counties worked to put out the flames that took down a machinery building at Kind’s Grassycrest Dairy Farm Aug. 25. Layne Kind called in the fire at 11:46 a.m. By 3:15 p.m., the fire was cleared, said Ronald Steele, assistant fire […]

Farm accidents take one life and injure another

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ST. LOUISVILLE, Ohio — A farmer baling hay died Aug. 25 after the tractor he was operating rolled over in Licking County. John Herendeen, 57, of St. Louisville, died at Licking Memorial Hospital after sustaining injuries from the accident. Mary Ann Township Fire Chief Kelly Smith said Herendeen was traveling down the side of a […]

Pittsburgh is home to a century farm

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A seventh generation Allegheny County farmer grows produce for his local community.

Land use conference set in Columbus

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

COLUMBUS — A land use conference coordinated by the Ohio State University Extension Sept. 16 will focus on concerns ranging from sustainable growth to renewable energy. Land use conference. The annual Ohio Land Use Conference will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. […]

Jefferson County Fair 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Jefferson County Fair.

Fall tractor drive set for Sept. 20

Monday, August 24, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Antique Collectors’ Club will hold their second annual Fall Tractor Drive Sept. 20 with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Location The drive will begin at the Carroll County Fairgrounds located on state Route 9 and continue to the Dellroy Community Park, where lunch will be served, then will return […]

Web-based hunter access program now available

Monday, August 24, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife has teamed up with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Quality Deer Management Association to announce the development of a Web-based deer hunter access program. Web site The Web site, is now available as part of a two-year pilot project to be […]

Cattlemen can cut costs with wise bull selections

Monday, August 24, 2009

When cattle producers experience difficult economic times, one of the first areas they look to reduce costs is bull purchases, but be sure buying a cheap bull now won’t cost you dearly in the future.


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