ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Some commercial tree farm managers who are used to applying large volumes of pesticides to control insects and diseases on their operations are trying a new management system using half the amount. Education Horticulturists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are part of an effort led by The Ohio State […]
– Auctioneer Eugene F. Kiko of Russ Kiko Associates Inc. Auctioneers, Canton, Ohio, held the Robert L. Hunker trust auction July 18 in Waynesburg, Ohio, with 650 registered bidders. The 73-acre country estate sold for $700,000. The top-selling item was a New Holland 6610 diesel tractor that sold for $21,000. Other highlights included a Steinway […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days has a history of offering attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages and experience levels. Visitors at this year’s event, to be held Aug. 18-20, will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics through […]
Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Perseverance, heart, soul, patience and optimism. These are the traits a dairy farmer has had to develop in order to make it through the past several months of low milk prices. Or what many of them say they had to develop in […]
MINERVA, Ohio — The M-Town Clovers 4-H club met July 19 at the fairgrounds with 13 members in attendance. The club will participate again this year in the Carroll County Back to School Extravaganza by filling two backpacks, one for a girl and one for a boy. Honor member, honor club forms and secretary and […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service again join forces with Penn State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences to co-sponsor the exposition’s Crops, Soils and Conservation Area at this year’s Ag Progress Days. The learning center brings together specialists and exhibits from USDA’s Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, the […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A wide range of research and outreach related to water quality will be highlighted by special exhibits at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 18-20 at Rock Springs. With the theme, “Water: Our Resource, Our Future,” the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building, on Main Street between West 9th and West […]
Area dairy producers say the struggle to survive will be worth it once the market rebounds.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together organizers have tentatively accepted 294 bids in the third herd retirement it has conducted in the last nine months. The 86,710 cows and 1.8 billion pounds of milk accepted in this round, combined with CWT’s previous two herd retirements, equal a total production capacity of 4.8 billion pounds of […]
CANTON, Ohio — In 1850, Jacob Schwartz helped to start the Stark County Agricultural Society, and the organization scheduled the first Stark County Fair in October. Nearly 160 years later, Schwartz’s great-great-grandson, Charles Swartz of Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the Ohio Fair Association’s Hall of Fame.