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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.

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

Estate auctions offer a variety of items

Thursday, July 23, 2009

– Auctioneers Ned, Scott, Sheila and Jeremy Gregg of Ned F. Gregg Realty Inc., conducted the Bill E. Lee estate auction July 9 in Sycamore, Ohio, with 250 registered bidders in attendance. The top-selling item was a cylinder desk with glass bookcase (Burl) that sold for $1,400. Other highlights included a Mollroy and Company pillar […]

Three barn fires in two weeks; wet hay believed to blame for two of them

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three barns across Ohio have burned in less than a week and a half.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ROGERS, Ohio — The Country Friends 4-H club met July 6 at the Rogers Sale Restaurant to have their project books graded. In other business, the raffle tickets to be sold for the fair were to be returned at the meeting. Group participation for Relay for Life was canceled due to the skillathon and a […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — Members of the Indian Valley FFA joined more than 70 FFA members and advisers who recently attended Ohio FFA Leadership Camp held in Carrollton, Ohio at FFA Camp Muskingum. The FFA members were able to attend camp through a scholarship sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide Insurance. Scholarships recipients […]

Society changes focus to deal with cuts

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Historical Society is accelerating a plan to reinvent itself as a state history organization, according to executive director and CEO Bill Laidlaw. Support slashed State support was slashed from $13.5 million two years ago to $7.9 million for the 2010 fiscal year — a 42-percent cut — following years of underinvestment […]

Northwest PA honors ag educators

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. — The 2009 Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators Conference was held July 13-16 at the Conneaut Lake Park Hotel in northwestern Pennsylvania. About 120 agricultural educators and advisers attended the conference, which included workshops, local industry tours, and recreational activities. The awards banquet, held July 15, recognized outstanding educators for their years […]

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