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  • Dairymen proud of where Brown Swiss breed is headed

  • At national sale in Pa., top Brown Swiss brings $18,700 bid

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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 11, 2015:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio—  Granny’s Kids 4-H club met May 31. The group also did the senior yard clean up May 2 and had goat tagging May 16.   The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 14.   • • • WINONA, Ohio — The Lone Ranger 4-H club met May 17 at Winona […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 11, 2015:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

VINCENT, Ohio — The Warren FFA hosted a petting zoo May 14 and 15 at the St. Mark’s preschool.   Members of the FFA chapter brought animals including ducks, chickens, dogs, goats, rabbits, a calf, and a horse. Animals were separated into stations so the kids could be taught the proper care, maintenance, and background […]

Seeking alternatives for reducing bacteria in fresh produce

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce.

Forest supervisor extends closure order for sites

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – To enhance public safety and help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS) among bats, Wayne National Forest Supervisor Tony Scardina has extended an existing Closure Order for all underground mines, tunnels, and historic iron furnaces on National Forest System lands in the Wayne National Forest. Ohio’s first case In 2011, wildlife […]

Brown Swiss breeders plan convention

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Breeders are hosting this year’s National Brown Swiss Convention which will be held four days in June and feature two tours.

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement plans summer events

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Farm tours and picnic planned for June-August.

Precautions, preparation help Pa. brace for avian flu threat

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pennsylvania preparing in advance for avian influenza threat.

Researchers: Rivers and lakes are full of artificial sweeteners

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

These sweeteners, including sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and acesulfame, can’t be digested by humans, are potentially harmful to aquatic life.

Ohio 4-H’er on poultry show ban: ‘In my heart, I still have earned first place’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It’s hard, but Putnam County 4-H’er understands Ohio’s decision to ban county fair poultry shows to minimize the risk of bird flu spreading.

Amid ban, poultry exhibitors told to think creatively

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

County and state fairs still deciding what to do about this year’s poultry ban.

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