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Portraits in Progress: Burgett Angus Farm: Breeding to be the best

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Keith Burgett and sons Phillip and Bryan have built sort of an Angus dynasty since they bought their first cattle in 1984. They now raise about 350 head, consisting mostly of purebred Angus and some crosses.

Learn how to select a portable sawmill

Thursday, June 14, 2001

A workshop on owning and operating a portable sawmill will be held July 14 at Bruce Tree Farm located in Monroe County.

Zoar celebrates June Dairy Month

Thursday, June 14, 2001

“Cows and Curds: Dairying in Zoar” on June 16 will feature a demonstration of the 19th century methods of making butter and cheese.

Homegrown herbs are healthier, but are a challenge to grow

Thursday, June 7, 2001

By growing your own you never have to worry about freshness. You can just harvest and use. The challenges are really clear when you work with farmers interested in diversifying into the herb market.

Slow-growing crops vulnerable to slugs

Thursday, June 7, 2001

It remains to be seen if the slowly developing crops can outgrow slug feeding this year.

Horseman’s Council towpath ride big success

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Bill Baker of the Stark County Horseman’s Council thanks everyone who helped make the annual Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail ride a success.

Horseman’s Council towpath ride big success

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Bill Baker of the Stark County Horseman’s Council thanks everyone who helped make the annual Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail ride a success.

Two Mapleton FFA’ers earn American degree

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The chapter recognized Kelly Fugitt and Russ Stolcals, who will be receiving American FFA degrees at the national convention later this year.

Armyworms invade pastures, cropland

Thursday, June 7, 2001

They have marched across Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky, but farmers in Ohio won’t see the armyworm larvae for another couple of weeks.

Lake’s water level down: More sandy space on Erie beaches

Thursday, June 7, 2001

There will be more space for beach activities on all the State Park beaches this summer.

USDA appoints Adams to head Ohio Farm Service Agency

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The assistant director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been named direction of the Farm Service Agency Ohio office.

America’s pastime gets an old twist

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Hoover Sweepers vintage baseball club will kick off its seventh season June 10 with a home game against the Ohio Village Muffins.

National park exhibit comes to Canton

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit at the McKinley Museum in Canton presents 43 large-format color panoramic photographs that capture the majesty of National Parks and monuments.

USDA tilts prices for butter and powder

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The USDA announced May 31 that its Commodity Credit Corporation will increase the price it pays for butter by 19.99 cents to $0.8548 per pound, and decrease the price of nonfat dry milk by 10.32 cents to 90 cents per pound, effective immediately. The cheese prices will not change.

Antique car show expected to draw 400 vintage vehicles

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show on Father’s Day, at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardents is organized by the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America.

New green maps track environmental landmarks with icons

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The latest green map was released last month in Santa Monica, but more than 100 communities worldwide have their own versions.

Washboard music festival scheduled June 15-17

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The only remaining operating washboard factory inspires an international music festival in Logan, Ohio.

Baldwin pretrial hearing held to establish court dates

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Series of court dates are set between July 1 and July 27 in the case against Harlan Baldwin on charges of animal cruelty.

Ohio’s electric cooperatives break ground for western Ohio power plant

Thursday, June 7, 2001

A 510-megawatt facility will be owned by National Power Cooperative and will be built and operated by a division of American Electric Power, through an agreement with National Power Cooperative.

What is the farmers’ contribution?

Thursday, June 7, 2001

In a guest commentary, R.L. Kohls ag economist from the Purdue Extension, writes about the farmer’s share of the food dollar.

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