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Extension educators receive awards

Monday, January 19, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Carroll County Extension Educator Mike Hogan has been honored by Ohio State University Extension with the highest achievement bestowed upon an OSU Extension faculty member. Hogan has received the Epsilon Sigma Phi Excellence in Extension Award, which includes a $1,000 cash award and a $1,000 salary increase. The award was presented during […]

Pa. youth recognized at 4-H Horse Show

Monday, January 19, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa — Several Pennsylvania youth were recognized for their achievements in the Pennsylvania 4-H Horsemanship Skills Program. Two highest levels The youth were honored at the State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg for their mastery of Level 3 or 4 horsemanship and handling skills, which are the two highest levels in the program. […]

Pigs come to rescue of widow in Uganda

Monday, January 19, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. — A pair of pigs in Uganda changed the life of Milly, a widow, forever. In 2003, Milly’s husband died, leaving her unemployed with eight children to raise. As a housewife, her role had been to bear children and take care of their home. She was 35 and seemingly had no where to […]

Members approve ag policy positions at 2009 National Farmers Convention

Monday, January 19, 2009

CORALVILLE, Iowa — National Farmers Organization members announced several ag policy positions at its annual farm business convention in Coralville, Iowa. A proposal to help America’s hungry, and stimulate the farm economy, calls for funds originally earmarked for payments to millionaire farms, be used instead for the purchase of grain, meat and dairy products to […]

New glossary and thesaurus of agriculture available online

Monday, January 19, 2009

WASHINGTON — Fans of the movie Babe will recall “Hoggett” was the last name of film’s genial farmer. Farm-savvy filmgoers may recognize “hogget” — a slightly different spelling — as a word for lambs from weaning age to their first shearing. Now “hogget” joins the legion of words like “quarg” (a soft, unripened fresh cheese) […]

Ohio farmers could get low-interest loan

Monday, January 19, 2009

Last year, 1,600 Ohio farmers received reduced-rate Ag-Link loans.

Lots of new faces on ag committee

Monday, January 19, 2009

WASHINGTON — The new House Committee on Agriculture will sport many returning representatives, but at least on the Democrat lineup, 11 are freshman legislators. Committee chair Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota, announced the House agriculture committee members for the 111th Congress last week. On the Democrat side, members include 11 freshmen and 17 returning members. The […]

2009 Ohio Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame Inductees

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Herbert Bambeck and Dennis Eberhart were inducted into the Ohio Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame during the OAA Winter Convention held in Dublin, OH.

Researchers derive accurate estimates for the cost of foodborne illness

Saturday, January 17, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University researchers have derived new, more accurate estimates for the cost of foodborne illness in Ohio. To do so, they developed a method for more comprehensively measuring the social cost of foodborne illness that could become the standard model used nationwide. New model Using the new model, the best estimate of […]

American Farm Bureau: Farmers need policies that promote economic growth

Thursday, January 15, 2009

SAN ANTONIO — As the new Congress and the Obama administration prepare to take up proposals to address the current economic recession and climate change concerns, they must enact policies on taxes and the environment that promote economic growth, said delegates at the 90th American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. Climate change As Congress is […]

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