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Land O’Lakes is buying Purina Mills

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Purina Mills will become part of Land O’Lakes Farmland Feed LLC according to a June 18 merger agreement.

Portraits in Progress: Norwescor Farm among top herds in Stark Co.

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The pristine farmstead is a unique blend of old and new buildings. A Yankee style barn built in 1889 is used for hay storage and heifer housing, while a two-story bank barn built around 1876 is used for calves and breeding-age heifers. A new barn houses bred heifers and dry cows.

Ashtabula Arts Center to host concert series

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Free “Brown Bag” concerts will be held each Wednesday in Ashtabula and Thursday in Jefferson.

Grazing tour hosted in Carroll Co.

Thursday, June 14, 2001

A grazing management and beef cattle improvement twilight tour will be held June 20 to tour a managed grazing operation, and highlight ways to improve grazing systems and beef cattle herds.

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.

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.

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.

What are you using to fit market animals?

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Read this before you enter show ring. the use of some grooming products on market animals may have unexpected consequences.

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.

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.

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.

A thrill a minute: Golden age of amusement park lives on

Thursday, June 14, 2001

An Ashtabula County couple donated their amusement park collection to Penn State University Libraries.

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 budget looks tight for ag programs, OSU in 2002-03

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Historic funding levels for primary and secondary education – $1.4 billion – tightened Ohio’s two-year state budget for many programs, including agriculture.

American Electric Power dedicates Miners’ Memorial

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Miners’ Memorial Park honors the men and women who mined coal in southeastern Ohio.

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.

Portraits in Progress: Don’t look back: Maize Valley Farms taps into consumer market

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The same innovative thinking that led Kay Vaughan into full-time farming and then into a diversified agribusiness is leading the family into the retail farm market business in a big way in 2001.

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.

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