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Fair chooses Junior Fair Board members

Monday, July 27, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board has chosen its officers and members for 2009. The board is comprised of members of various youth organizations that participate in the fair each year, such as 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Officers The 2009 Junior Fair Board officers include: Tyler Church, a junior […]

Ohio on track to break wheat record

Monday, July 27, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio could be looking at record wheat yields this year, driven mainly by near-perfect growing conditions and negligent disease development. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and wheat specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said preliminary reports indicate growers are harvesting 80-and 90-bushel per acre wheat, […]

Ohioan is runner-up in auction contest

Sunday, July 26, 2009

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Joseph Mast of Millersburg, Ohio, was first runner-up for the second year in a row at the International Auctioneer Championship held July 17. The competition was part of the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show July 13-18 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas. This is Mast’s third year competing, […]

Keeping the taste sizzling in steak (researchers say it’s all about the marbling)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

For beef customers, it’s all about taste and tenderness. Can science help cattlemen raise cattle that taste better?

Dorman named director of food programs for Center for Food and Animal Issues

Friday, July 24, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Leah Dorman as director of food programs for its Center for Food and Animal Issues. As director of food programs, Dorman will develop and execute programs throughout the state that help advocate for accepted agriculture and food processing practices. Primary duties Among her primary duties are […]

Local Roots producer meeting Aug. 10

Friday, July 24, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Wooster Local Foods Cooperative, Inc., doing business as Local Roots Market and Cafe, will hold a producers meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 in the market building at 140 S. Walnut St., Wooster. Growers, farmers, and other food producers who are interested in selling locally-produced food at this new year-round farmers […]

Gout is a real pain but can be treated

Friday, July 24, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. — People who have been awakened by a sharp strong breathtaking pain in their big toe in the middle of the night know that gout is a very real condition. According to Tammy Roberts, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, gout is a form of arthritis that occurs […]

Awards given for commitment to conserving Pa.’s natural resources

Friday, July 24, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. hosted a conservation awards program to acknowledge efforts of individuals and organizations to further the activities and accomplishments of conservation districts on a statewide basis. The Ann Rudd Saxman Conservation District Director Excellence Award, Conservation District Employee Excellence Award and the Pennsylvania Association of […]

Farm Aid 2009 to be held in St. Louis Oct. 4

Friday, July 24, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Farm Aid, alongside farmers and food buyers at the Historic Soulard Farmers Market, will bring its annual benefit concert to St. Louis, marking the first time the organization will stage the event in Missouri. Featured performers Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil […]

New legislation, if passed, may stop preventative antibiotic use in herds

Friday, July 24, 2009

Farmers may lose ability to use preventative antibiotics in herds if new legislation is passed.


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