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A round-up of FFA news for the week of September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Three members of the Minerva FFA participated in the Columbiana County Fair FFA co-op food stand: Lurena Kimble, Bryce Fankhauser, and Kaitelyn Wayts.

Ohio Supreme Court to hear mineral rights case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The case is gaining interest because the decision could impact landowners in Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe and Noble counties.

Farms: One size doesn’t fit all

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In regards to pollution, production and other factors, does the size of a farm matter?

What’s being done about the world’s food waste?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The world wastes more food than you think.

Photos from the 2014 Great Geauga County Fair

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Here’s a photo gallery from Aug. 30 at the Great Geauga County Fair.

Geauga County Fair market livestock sale results

Sunday, August 31, 2014

See who claimed champion honors at this year’s Geauga County junior fair market livestock competitions.

Stark County Junior Fair auction pulls in $854,406, sets all time record

Sunday, August 31, 2014

(This post has been updated from an earlier story to reflect the final 2014 Stark County Junior Fair results. Scroll down to see a photo gallery of the winners) Aug. 27 & Aug. 30, 2014 Sale Total: $854,406.11 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 69 Average: $3.08/pound Grand champion exhibitor: Lindsey Pugh Bid: $20/pound – Record […]

Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Is there a difference between GEOs and GMOs? Researchers say, yes.

Lower seed prices? Probably not

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Seed prices aren’t likely to fall for next growing season, even though crop prices have dropped.

Canfield Fair 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug. 28, 29 and 31, 2014 Sale Total:    $494,541.55 Total Lots:          513 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 66 Average: $2.33/pound with champions; $2.26/pound without Grand champion: Travis Pidgeon Bid: $6.30/pound              Weight: 1,370 pounds Buyer: Ace Pipeline, Inc. Reserve champion: Katie Higgins Bid: $3/pound              Weight: 1,370 pounds Buyer: Rulli Brothers Markets Junior showmanship: Emily Hemphill Intermediate […]

Sign-up begins for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Friday, August 29, 2014

Secretary Vilsack says program acts as a form of insurance for dairy producers.

Bringing Brader back home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Living in roughly the same era as European and American contemporaries such as Vincent van Gogh and Winslow Homer, Swiss-born scenic artist Ferdinand Brader captured rural life in Ohio and Pennsylvania in a uniquely detailed way.

Indian Run Farms runs on perseverance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elliott family keeps it simple in Knox County, but productive.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Aug. 28, 2014:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA dairy team will vie for national honors in the area of dairy cattle evaluation and management at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. FFA members who will represent the chapter in the event include Adam Miley, Kaleb Kliner, Reiley Murphy, and Tanner Topp, coached […]

Twenty years later, the GMO fight goes on

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.

More than your average project: A day in the life of a 4-H member

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The sun is just up, and Leah Fine is exhausted. She tries to sleep until the last possible minute, but she knows that Bella, Vinnie and Lugnut are surely up and waiting for her. While it seems like she just left the barn, the 12-year-old pulls on her boots and heads […]

Penn State educators endow scholarship

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors. Both Penn State alumni, the Schurmans are long-time educators […]

Jean M. Timmons, 1928-2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jean Timmons was an ‘outstanding woman in Ohio agriculture.’

Looking into the crystal ball… Is an early frost in the works?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ohio’s NOAA hydrologist expects the first freeze to happen in early to mid-October.

Harsh winter results in small peach crop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some farmers have had no choice but to cut down their dead peach trees and plant new ones.

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