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Biosecurity precautions vary from fair to fair

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Fair and expo officials from the World Dairy Expo to the county fair level have been thinking about foot-and-mouth disease since the outbreak in Europe started in late February, but there isn’t any unified response.

There are bright spots in the grain horizon: Demand, nonfeed uses on rise

Thursday, June 21, 2001

With corn prices as low as they are, there is potential for a significant rise in price if this expected big crop doesn’t materialize. It would be wise to use any price rallies to finish marketing the old crop.

Penn State Erie has forest resource class for teachers

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The course will provide third through 12th grade teachers – and other educators – information and educational tools to teach a balanced environment and ecology curriculum related to Pennsylvania’s forests and wildlife.

Ohio State Fair entry deadlines approaching

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Completed entry forms for most areas of competition at the fair must be postmarked by June 20, with poultry and rabbits; agriculture, horticulture and floriculture; and horse show entries due in early July.

Moove over, Pepsi, now there’s something healthier

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The American Dairy Association and Dairy Council Mid East are testing milk vending machines in schools, factories and businesses in Ohio, some of it in glass-front milk vending machines.

New book: Sustainability benefits rural communities

Thursday, June 14, 2001

“Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities,” edited and co-authored by Cornelia Flora, Iowa State University rural sociologist, examines the effects of agricultural production on people and the environment.

Ohio’s Dairy Industry Forum brings major groups together

Thursday, June 14, 2001

An inovation organization formed to keep dairy alive and well in the Buckeye State brings together producers, processors, allied industries and retailers and distributors.

Appalachian herb gathering is June 23-24

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Rural Action’s Landowners Conference will be merged with United Plant Savers annual conference to create the Appalachian Herb Gathering.

Environmental seal of approval: Pa. certification process accredits livestock management practices

Thursday, June 14, 2001

PennAg Industries Association and a coalition of county conservation districts are turning the national on-farm assessment and environmental review program developed by America’s Clean Water Foundation into an environmental certification program.

Online silent auction next generation of livestock marketing

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The silent auction is a new concept in the old idea of selling off an entire herd, in this case by Internet, e-mail, and telephone.

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.

Plenty to do at Cleveland Metroparks

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The Park District provides countless warm weather recreation opportunities, including swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, golf, and historical visits, and an ideal backdrop for summer family fun.

Dayton Air Show will be top-flight

Thursday, June 14, 2001

This annual mid-summer aviation spectacular July 21-22 will be marking its 27th consecutive year at Dayton International Airport.

Learn a bit of history this summer

Thursday, June 14, 2001

“Tours at Two” the summertime tours and/or activities that pair the Western Reserve Historical Society’s collections with activities and tours just for kids, will take place at 2 p.m. every weekday from June 19 through Aug. 18.

Stan Hywet Hall presents “Twelfth Night”

Thursday, June 14, 2001

For its annual Shakespeare performance, Stan Hywet Hall will present the witty and wicked “Twelfth Night,” at 7 p.m. July 12-15 and 19-22 in the courtyard of the Carriage House.

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.

Penn spells out dairy, sugar prices and loan rate decisions

Thursday, June 14, 2001

J.B. Penn, newly installed under secretary for farm and foreign agricultural programs at USDA, says the department will sell government-owned sugar to ethanol producers and others to improve domestic prices, manage USDA’s sugar inventory and help meet U.S. energy needs.

Lessons on being a better boss

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Surveys have shown that the primary factor affecting a decision to leave an organization is whether or not the manager develops a trusting relationship with the employees.

Portraits in Progress: Comp Dairy looks toward profits of efficiency

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Jim Comp and his sons borrowed ideas from others to build a dairy operation making profits on the efficiencies of scale.

Stark Parks seeks input on its tunnel project

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Public comment are solicited on a proposed tunnel under the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad along the Towpath.

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