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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.

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.

February had above-average temperature

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Believe it or not, February actually registered above-average temperatures – at least at Ed Copeland’s weather station in southern Columbiana County.

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.

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.

Beaver-Lawrence Holstein Club celebrates past, looks to future

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Beaver-Lawrence Holstein Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special historical timeline.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Follow route to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Thursday, March 8, 2001

“A Fugitive’s Path Escape on the Under Ground Railroad,” a new program at Hale Farm and Village, presents a first hand look at a runaway slave’s flight to freedom.

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.

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.

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.

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 men honored for work in promoting intensive grazing

Thursday, March 1, 2001

OSU extension agent and OSU animal scientist receive Master Grazier Award at the Great Lakes International Grazing Conference.

Pa. Beef Expo is March 29-April 1

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Pennsylvania Junior Cattlemen’s Association will hold it 11th annual junior steer and heifer preview show at the Pennsylvania Beef Expo at the Penn State Ag Arean in State College.

Messenger Century Farm preserves maple syrup producing tradition.

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The sugarhouse on the farm Bill and Dee Belew bought in 1992 is one of the oldest in Geauga County. The base of the evaporator dates back to the 1800s.

Ohio heritage areas granted funding

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Ohio Heritage Area Program announces eight matching grants totaling $100,000 for planning, development, and marketing.

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