COLUMBUS — The Ayrshire Breeders’ Association had a successful convention hosted by the Iowa Ayrshire Breeders’ Association in Dubuque, Iowa. President David Koss presided over the annual meeting June 19 with an enthusiastic group of Ayrshire members in attendance. Signs of growth were given in the annual report presented to the membership. Registration totals increased […]
MADISON, Wis. — Creating consumer markets for forest-grown products, reducing nonpoint source pollution, protecting waterfowl habitat, diversifying farm operations — these are just a few of the ways agroforestry is moving to the forefront of the land-use discussion in North America. A new edition of North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice, published by […]
RESTON, Va. — Spring nutrient delivery to the northern Gulf of Mexico is among the highest measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 30 years. Too many nutrients, which are essential for plant growth, are not necessarily a good thing. Excessive nutrients can be harmful by decreasing the amount of oxygen in the water, […]
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — A new partnership between Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Agriculture will enhance the protection of Ohio’s crops, forests and food supply. Bobby D. Moser, Ohio State’s associate vice president for agricultural administration and dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, joined ODA director Bob Boggs in […]
SALEM, Ohio — Kent State Columbiana County’s Salem Campus has added a bachelor’s in horticulture technology to its growing number of four-year degrees. The degree was recently approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. Program Director Stanley Jones said students can earn both an associate degree and the new bachelor’s degree at the Salem Campus. […]
Editor: Like many of your readers I live in the countryside, out of reach of modern broadband and barely in range of cellular service. I, for one, would like to see that situation improved. The problem is that the population and income densities where I live are just too low for the major telecom companies […]
Editor: An article on a Web site, taken from USDA’s Livestock, Dairy, Poultry Outlook Report, dated June 17, 2009, grabbed my attention when it stated that commercial dairy exports this year are expected to total 19.7 billion pounds on a skims/solids basis. How could this be? Exports of nonfat dry milk were very strong last […]
CELINA, Ohio — ABN Radio will host the second annual Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise July 25, which begins 8:30 a.m. at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The 40-mile drive, given the slogan “A Few Miles for Many Smiles”, raises funds for Camp Quality, a program that allows children with cancer to enjoy summer camp. Organizer of […]
SALEM, Ohio — The bills authorizing an agricultural ballot initiative, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6 have officially been passed through both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Senate.
A young woman falls prey to a horse thief at the Ohio high school rodeo finals in Champaign County.