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Appeals Court rules 2011 cutoff year for Clean Water Act rules

Thursday, June 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Sixth Circuit of Appeals ruled that residuals of chemical pesticides and biological pesticides are pollutants regulated under the Clean Water Act and has recently stayed the effective date of its decision until April 9, 2011. Decision made As a result of the ruling, anyone who applies a pesticide in, over, or […]

Real estate brings high bids at auctions

Thursday, June 18, 2009

– Ron Hillier of Hillier Realty, Auctions and Appraisals, Cortland, Ohio, held a real estate auction June 3 in Warren, Ohio, with a good turnout. It was advertised that the ranch home could be bought for $30,000 before the auction, but went to the winning bidder for $24,000 at the sale. – Mark Barkley of […]

Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese owner is ‘queen of collaboration’

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SCENERY HILL, Pa. — A person can be defined by the books they read and the people they choose to spend time with, says Alisa Fasnacht, co-owner of Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese in Scenery Hill, Pa. For Fasnacht and her husband, Alan, the ability to network and the inspiration they have found in books helped […]

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 […]


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