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TV producer looking for old barn stories

Thursday, March 12, 2009

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Wisconsin TV/video producer Tom Laughlin, Kovia Productions, Lake Geneva, Wis., is searching the country for more old barn stories following the success of his first two PBS programs on the subject. First program Laughlin completed his first program, Wisconsin Barns — Touchstones to the Past, in 2005 and saw an immediate […]

Soybean farmers supporting checkoff

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Better than seven out of every 10 U.S. soybean farmers continue to support their soybean checkoff, and more than three out of four expressed familiarity with the details and specifics of the checkoff, according to the most recent checkoff-funded producer attitudes survey. The survey also found that support for the checkoff is […]

Biotech drought-tolerant corn coming

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Company has completed regulatory submissions in the U.S. and Canada for the world’s first biotech drought-tolerant corn product developed together with Germany-based BASF. Seeking approval The company applied for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of its drought-tolerant corn product following its submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Auction Roundup — Zero no-sales amazes auctioneer at draft horse auction

Thursday, March 12, 2009

- Owner/auctioneer Pete Howes of Bloomfield Livestock Auction experienced something very rare at his Feb. 28 special draft horse and draft pony auction in Bloomfield, Ohio — there were zero no-sales, which means each of the 107 horses sold. Howes explained that this is very unusual and in all the years he’s been in the […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Washington County office of Ohio State University Extension held its annual 4-H Camp Counselor Assessment Night Feb. 23 at the Washington County Career Center. More than 60 area teens 14 to 18 showed up to be evaluated. After the assessment night experience, each teen is required to have a face-to-face interview […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

BESSEMER, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA chapter traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 21-22 to the Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success Conference. A record high of 1,088 students from 82 different chapters attended between the two weekends. Mohawk brought 12 of their own for ACES during the second week. This year ACES collected canned goods for people […]

Budget crunch hits Ohio State University Extension

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — No one is safe from hard-hitting money woes, and this week, another victim came forward: Ohio State University Extension. State budget cuts will eliminate roughly $3.6 million of the state Extension purse now through June 2011 and have forced a massive restructuring and workforce reduction in the state Extension system. “OSU Extension […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown anounces more than $4 million to support Ohio agriculture

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, applauded passage of The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, which includes $4,013,000 in funds to targeted programs and services that support Ohio farmers.

Ohio farmers face uphill climb in D.C.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ohio farm leaders were in Washington March 9-11 to talk to their legislators about agricultural issues that affect them back at home — issues that have been on the Farm Bureau plate before and show no signs of going away.

Take a virtual tour of corn ethanol plant March 13

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering wraps up its winter seminar series at noon March 13 with “A Virtual Tour of an Ohio Corn Ethanol Plant” by Fred Michel, an associate professor in the department. Michel’s research focuses on, among other things, developing new or improved bioprocessing technologies. Attend […]

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