According to a 1997 study by the American Horse Council Foundation, Ohio ranked seventh in the nation for number of horses and economic benefits from the equine industry. In that year alone, the equine industry directly added $776 million to the state’s economy.
Damascus fire chief, John Bricker, said 11 departments and approximately 100 firefighters responded to the early morning fire June 17.
West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame will have its 27th annual recognition dinner at 6 p.m. July 7, at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston, W.Va.
Lynd Fruit Farm, located 20 minutes from Columbus, has redefined itself from a leader in wholesale apples to a diversified, consumer, retail operation.
The only facility dedicated exclusively to the testing of farm tires – the Firestone Test Center in Columbiana – will hold a three-day open house July 17, 18 and 19.
Marlies Brandt of Wintersville won the coveted People’s Choice award at the Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Club’s 17th annual quilt show
An independent body of scientific experts will convene July 17-18 for a two-day public meeting to review a set of issues that EPA is considering as it reviews StarLink corn.
Purina Mills will become part of Land O’Lakes Farmland Feed LLC according to a June 18 merger agreement.
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.
Free “Brown Bag” concerts will be held each Wednesday in Ashtabula and Thursday in Jefferson.
The living history exhibit of the John Deere Collectors Center – a membership association for enthusiasts interested in the nostalgia and legacy of John Deere – will open Aug. 10-11.
Hospital emergency rooms treat thousands of people for fireworks-related injuries each Fourth of July holiday.
Most of these victims are children; most of the injuries are caused by backyard, “class C” fireworks.
In conjunction with its groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary exhibition, Light! The Industrial Age, the Carnegie Museum of Art will present a magic lantern show June 23 at 2 p.m.
Who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at growing a few wildflowers after walking through the woods on a day in May or June? A forest floor carpeted with trilliums or lady slippers is an inspiring sight.
Penn State researcher uses an old house on the Penn State farmland to study the social organization of cockroach populations.
“Salute to America – Let Freedom Ring” will begin at 1:30 p.m. July 4, in the state park near Barboursville, W.Va.
The Penn-Ohio Jackpot Show June 16 at the Canfield Fairgrounds, attracted 90 hogs from 17 counties in Pennsylvania and Ohio to the competition.
In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell sends condolences from Farm and Dairy to former editor Tim Reeves and his wife Sue on the tragic death of their son, Ben Reeves.