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A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Members of the Northwestern FFA traveled to The Ohio State University for the State Agriculture Sales and Job Interview Career Development Event March 7. The Job Interview Team was made up of Kyle Schirm, Jessica Wellert and Olivia Stover. Individually, Schirm and Wellert both received ninth place and Stover received a first […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Sharp Shooters 4-H club met March 7 at the Brown Township Sportsman’s Club. Thirty-seven members were in attendance. The club elected officers as follows: Maxwell Romeo, president; Lela Hicklin, vice president; Rebecca Grunder, treasurer; David Little, secretary; Kady Wendell, news reporter; Doug Little recreation leader; Natalie Romeo, health and Rodney Wendell, […]

An old concept, a new interest: Farmers find drainage work now can pay high dividends at harvest

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — One dairy farm, unable to harvest any crop from a specific field for years, now routinely gets 175-bushel-per-acre corn for silage from it. On another farm several counties away, yields in a small riverbottom field jumped from 30 bushels per acre to a whopping 205 bushels per acre last year. They’re both […]

Peregrine falcons nesting in Ohio, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

COLUMBUS — The 2009 peregrine falcon nesting season is under way in Ohio and Pennsylvania, following the March 11 appearance of an egg in a nest at the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland. In Pennsylvania, the watch is on as well with a live, 24-hour Web cast of two peregrine falcons who nest on a […]

Portage County: Garmiers showcase farm-made fuels, lubricants at Ag Day event

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HARTVILLE, Ohio — Renewable Lubricants Inc., operating out of the farm of Bill and Jackie Garmier, is one of those family agriculture stories that gives farmers hope. Starting with the same vegetable oil found in the kitchen cabinet, the Garmiers, using his years of experience in petroleum lubricant development and her business background, have built […]

Ohio Agriculture Day celebrated

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HARTVILLE, Ohio — Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs gathered with legislators and community leaders to celebrate Ohio Agriculture Day and highlight the strong relationship between Ohio’s agriculture industry and its emerging bioproducts sector. Farmers William and Jacqueline Garmier received the department’s Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture award for their work at Renewable Lubricants Inc. Bioproducts Bioproducts […]

Pa. milk production in 2008 down 1 percent from 2007

Monday, March 23, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s milk production for 2008 totaled 10,575 million pounds, down 107 million pounds or 1 percent from 2007. Ranked fifth Pennsylvania ranked fifth in milk production for 2008, behind California, Wisconsin, New York and Idaho. The average number of milk cows during the year was 549,000, which was 1,000 less than the […]

Use the field’s history when making soybean planting decisions

Monday, March 23, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — When it comes to preparing Ohio soybeans, one of the best sources of information growers can use to make planting decisions is right beneath their feet — the field’s history. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said let the field do the […]

Nominees being accepted for Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Monday, March 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Agricultural Council is seeking nominations for the 2009 Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. Induction into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame is Ohio’s highest recognition of an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the agricultural industry. Each year four prominent agricultural leaders are honored and inducted into the Ohio Agricultural […]

No-till works, but is not always applicable for storing carbon

Monday, March 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — No-till is recognized globally as an ideal means of conserving soil and water while also storing soil carbon, but the agricultural practice may not be applicable under all environmental conditions. Ohio State University soil scientists measured carbon levels in no-till fields throughout seven states and found soil texture, moisture, temperature and terrain parameters […]

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