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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SCIO, Ohio — The A-Z 4-H club met June 10 with 12 members in attendance. Cookie dough was delivered, project books were worked on, volunteer work was discussed and T-shirts will be available for pick up at the next meeting. The next meeting will be in July for the clean up at the fairgrounds. * […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ANDOVER, Ohio — The Pymatuning Valley FFA chapter will hold a Fill-A-Trailer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 in the high school parking lot. Proceeds will go toward donating food to the Ashtabula County APL. * * * MINERVA, Ohio –The Minerva FFA chapter held a petting zoo at Mary Irene Day Elementary […]

Potential name change for OSU Extension?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University Extension may be getting a name change, according to a statement made June 10 by The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee at the 4-H Agricultural Innovation Summit. The event was held June 10 in St. Louis, Mo.

Ohio’s new APV laws may make trespass prosecution easier

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Farmers are now the only group exempt from registering an all-purpose vehicle in Ohio.

Cultivating connections: Social networking for ag education, direct marketing

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

(Part II of a two-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — Social media users have many reasons for investing time online. For three agricultural individuals, it’s a combination of networking, consumer education and direct marketing — all in different ways. Mike Haley of West Salem, Ohio, decided to set up a Twitter account after hearing about it […]

Garrettsville horse farm knows no gender barriers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

D.C. Campbell continues to follow her passion: Building a horse training and rehabilitation business for Thoroughbreds.

4-H flag was aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour

Monday, June 15, 2009

WASHINGTON — USDA’s national 4-H headquarters and NASA sent the 4-H flag, depicting the familiar 4-H clover, into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour June 13 as part of the STS-127 mission. 4-H promotes positive youth development, facilitates learning and engages youth in the work of the land-grant universities and USDA to enhance their quality […]

Longtime WVU Extension specialist, faculty member honored for service

Monday, June 15, 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A faculty member and Extension specialist whose work has improved the quality of life for thousands of West Virginians of all ages has been honored by West Virginia University for service to the community and state. Richard L. Fleisher Associate Professor Richard L. Fleisher is the recipient of this year’s Ethel and […]

Group touts progress toward sustainable agriculture standards

Monday, June 15, 2009

MADISON, Wisc. — Significant progress was made during a meeting of the multi–stakeholder Standards Committee working to develop an American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture. Forty- eight committee members, along with 15 observers, convened for the two–day summit earlier this month in St. Charles, Ill.,to review task force recommendations, lay the groundwork for resolution of […]

Global activity of pork and beef remains strong

Monday, June 15, 2009

DENVER — Despite the prolonged slowdown in global economic activity and the initial wave of A-H1N1 Influenza-related market reactions, exports of U.S. pork and beef held up reasonably well in the month of April.

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