COLUMBUS — First Lady Frances Strickland and the Ohio Department of Aging honored couples for their dedication to marriage and volunteerism at the 10th annual Joined Hearts in Giving celebration, held in observance of Valentine’s Day at the governor’s residence in Columbus. Commitment Joined Hearts in Giving honors Ohioans at least 60 years old who […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — Six studies published in the past year by a Cornell researcher add to growing evidence that an apple a day — as well as daily helpings of other fruits and vegetables — can help keep the breast cancer doctor away. Fresh apple extracts In one of his recent papers, published in the […]
WASHINGTON — Farmer and rancher members of many local Farm Bureaus will reach out to consumers with practical information and tips on how to put nutritious meals on the table with fewer dollars during Food Check-Out Week, Feb. 15-21. Theme Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With Healthy, Nutritious Food, the new official theme of Farm Bureau’s […]
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio farmers wishing to preserve their farmland through the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program can now find the 2009 application on the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Web site. The applications are used by the department to evaluate and purchase agricultural easements in an effort to preserve Ohio’s farmland. Deadline All applications […]
NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Laurel FFA will host the Buckeye Donkey Basketball Show at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Laurel High School gymnasium in New Castle, Pa. A playoff between the winning teams will determine this year’s champion. Specially selected donkeys will be used for this show. * * * ASHLAND, Ohio — On Jan. […]
BOWERSTON, Ohio — The Silver Spurs 4-H club met Jan. 29 at the Bowerston Public Library with 19 members present. The club welcomed three new members — Helena Gladman, Lacey Shuss and Dani Snyder — bringing the total membership to 21. Bylaws were reviewed and updated for 2009. Members turned in new project enrollment forms, […]
The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority has approved a $250,000 grant to co-fund the design of a 10 million BTU hybrid fluidized bed gasifier for use in heating greenhouses at Cedar Lane Farms in Wooster, Ohio.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — According to the Risk Management Agency, the Pilot Biotech Yield Endorsement has been replaced by the Biotechnology Endorsement (BE). Expands coverage This endorsement expands coverage to additional triple stack technologies that enhance protection against above-ground lepidopteron pests and below-ground corn rootworm damage, and confer tolerance to certain herbicides. For the 2009 crop […]
An increase in 2008 Current Agricultural Use Value rates has many Ohio farmers wondering what happened to a program that typically helps them save a substantial amount of money on property taxes.
COSHOCTON, Ohio — The Youth Conservationist Program is starting its 11th year, through the generosity of those interested in the preservation of rare sheep breeds. More than 115 youth have received heritage breed sheep through this program. Several of the donating breeders have been past recipients, such as Hannah Jackson from Carlisle, Pa. She received […]