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Hail to the first ladies

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Although they play a major role when their spouses are in the White House, First Ladies are often forgotten when the presidential term ends. A wife of an Ohio congressman is working to change that with the creation of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton.

Humans to blame for shrinking African lake

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Because of unrelenting human demand for water, Africa’s Lake Chad, once one of the continent’s largest bodies of fresh water, has shriveled to a ghost of a great lake.

Lowmillers win dairy production awards

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Milk producers in Columbiana and Mahoning counties received recognition for herd production in the last two years.

Jean Rhodes receives statewide award

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Columbiana County volunteer Jean Rhodes recently received one of four Ohio Extension Agents Association Appreciation Awards presented statewide for 2000.

Researchers improve environment with innovative irrigation system

Thursday, March 8, 2001

New technology can improve Ohio farm drainage and irrigation while increasing crop production and protecting water quality.

Know the differences in crop insurance

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Growers have many new choices in the crop insurance market, but the clock is ticking on the insurance deadline.

An eloquent book on autism

Thursday, March 8, 2001

A new book chronicling both the successes and struggles that have been part of the author’s daughter’s move from her own isolated “nirvana” to the outside world.

Lost ancient city is rediscovered in Cleveland art exhibit

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Some of the Roman Empire’s most significant archaeological and artistic remains, unearthed in the 1930s, are brought together again for the first time since their discovery in the major exhibition “Antioch: The Lost Ancient City,” on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art from March 25 through June 3.

Arm yourself with information to battle mad cow disease

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Americans can’t ignore the disaster created by mad cow disease in Europe. Extension Agent Jim Skeeles arms you with enough details so you can be informed about the potential risks.

‘N’-formation, please: Answering the tough fertilizer questions this spring

Thursday, March 8, 2001

How much corn to plant this spring is going to be a tough decision for Ohio and Indiana farmers facing either shortages or extremely high prices for nitrogen fertilizers, a key input.

Buttons, buttons… ‘billions’ of buttons, at Buckeye show

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Buckeye State Button Society show is April 6-8 at the Best Western Motel in Medina.

Ohio irrigation trials show bugs still exist

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Here are the details of the three irrigation/wetland demonstration sites created in Ohio.

Corn growers, watch for volunteer StarLink corn

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Corn growers are in a corner when it comes to finding a crop rotation to follow StarLink corn.

Ohio Young Farmers announces state winners

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Ohio Young Farmers recognized many state winners at its annual convention, Feb. 17-18.

Checkoff can stay if ties severed to NPPC

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The USDA reached an agreement with pork producers’ groups to allow the pork checkoff to continue if the National Pork Board severs its ties to the National Pork Producers Council.

Don’t miss this antiques market

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The third annual Antiques Market will be April 28 at the Federated Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road (Route 306), Chagrin Falls.

Ohio’s building doctors schedule house calls

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Ohio Historical Society will make its building doctors available for eight clinics for old-building owners during 2001.

Welcome a new Farm and Dairy voice

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Farm and Dairy Editor says hello to a new behind-the-scenes talent at the newspaper: food and family life editor Laurie Steeb.

Farm sector has a lot riding on President Bush

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Farm Belt has a lot of political capital invested in the administration of President George W. Bush.

What makes a relationship a healthy one?

Thursday, March 8, 2001

There are three clues couples can use to test the health of their relationship. Part four of our six-part series on relationships explains how.

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