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Make plans for 2009 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School

Monday, February 2, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Four sessions of the 2009 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School have been set. The first session is Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Pushkarich Libary in Cadiz. Extension educator Mike Hogan will discuss ideas for reducing costs and improving profitability in the cow-calf herd. The session also includes a talk on new […]

Exhibitions feature photos from coalfields, 19th century landscapes

Friday, January 30, 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Early 20th century photographs from the West Virginia coalfields and reproduced images of 19th century historic landscapes are on display at West Virginia University. The exhibitions feature Matt Klett and Byron Wolfe’s rephotographed historic landscapes from the 1860s and 1870s and works by coalfield photographer Rufus “Red” Ribble. The works will remain […]

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau unveils carbon credit trading pilot program

Friday, January 30, 2009

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is hosting information meetings for farmers and other landowners who may be eligible to participate in a new pilot program for Carbon Credit Trading. The presentation is titled: “Income and Environmental Opportunities from Carbon Credit Trading.” Meetings are scheduled for landowners in eight counties who are eligible for […]

Improve bottom line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

Friday, January 30, 2009

COLUMBUS — In today’s economic climate, no-till farmers looking to reduce production inputs without hurting yields or their bottom line may find some solutions at the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Feb. 26-27 at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University, Ada. Sponsors include Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research […]

Wildlife expert warns of ecological risks of natural gas drilling

Friday, January 30, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With the unprecedented wave of deep-well, natural-gas drilling occurring across much of Pennsylvania, care must be taken to minimize impacts on wildlife and forests so critical to the state’s economy and heritage, according to a wildlife expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Keystone State must proactively plan natural-gas […]

Dairy basics for farmstead and artisan processors scheduled for Feb. 25-26

Friday, January 30, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Farmstead and artisan dairy processors can learn how to improve the safety and quality of their products, as well as their businesses’ bottom line, at the two-day Dairy Basics for Farmstead and Artisan Processors workshop Feb. 25-26 at Yoder’s Country Market, New Holland, Pa. Presented by Penn State’s College of Agricultural […]

Fertilizer prices vary at the retail level, but are stabilizing in general

Friday, January 30, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After reaching unprecedented price levels last year, fertilizer markets are adjusting to a dramatically different economic situation, making it hard for fertilizer dealers to set their prices and causing some farmers to delay their purchases, said a Purdue University specialist. “Fertilizer markets are now much more global, not only from the […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Members of the Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter participated in a Christmas tree pick up for the community Jan. 6. Members Kelsey Bowers, Danae Mulligan, Kyle Schirm, David Devore, Tessa Topp, Chelsea Odenkirk, Zach Burgett, Jessica Wellert, Sarhra Flinn and Sabrina Johnson all helped with this project. Members went to Lea Crest Estates, […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Augusta Ranchers 4-H club met Jan. 13 at the Brown Frame Community Building. Members decided to decorate a window at Thorne’s Super Market in Carrollton in honor of 4-H week. A theme was decided on. They will meet Jan. 30 to decorate the window and go for pizza and […]

New program will boost consumer confidence in the dairy industry

Thursday, January 29, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A new program called Farmers Assuring Responsible Management has been created to boost consumer confidence in the U.S. dairy industry. Designed to show the dairy industry’s commitment to the highest levels of animal care and quality assurance, Farmers Assuring Responsible Management is a joint effort between the National Milk Producers Federation and […]

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