Midwest prairies are some of the most productive farmlands in the U.S., and prairie potholes — depressions left behind in the landscape when glaciers made their last retreat around 12,000 years ago — contain some of the prairies’ most fertile soils.
The large, air-filled spaces, or “macropores,” in untilled soil often resemble the branching vessels of the human circulatory system.
A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good or bad fit for the position, and 87 percent know within the first 15 minutes.
Registration is open for the 25th MOSES Organic Farming Conference, which takes place Feb. 27 through March 1 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis.
Small unmanned aircraft systems, better known as drones, hold great promise for agriculture, Kansas State University agronomist Kevin Price told farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering updating those nutrition labels on food packaging. The last time nutrition labels were updated was the 1990s. Since then we’ve learned a lot about nutrition.
Six years ago, then-16-year-old high school student Sanjay Rajpoot was channel surfing at his parents’ Santa Barbara, Calif., home when a documentary caught his attention. It was about hydroponics — the practice of growing plants in water without soil.
Ohio’s ag nutrients and water quaity bill is passed by the Senate.
When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price, scientists say.
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will focus on health and nutrition during the Food Dialogues: Washington, D.C. at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Feb. 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. EST, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
The Allegheny County Health Department announced recently that it will begin an air monitoring study in a community near to the Marcellus Shale natural gas production project at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Auctioneers from across the state convened this past weekend for the Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) annual conference.
Watts Farms in Licking County named Commercial Cattlemen of the Year.
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — The Miami Trace novice and senior parliamentary procedure teams traveled to The Ohio State University Dec. 21 to compete in the state FFA parliamentary procedure finals. The senior team consisted of Kameron Rinehart, Caroline Hughes, Zach Ault, Cody Clyburn, Caleb Penwell, Cassidy Elam, Evan Schaefer and Natalie Miller. They won […]
DAMASCUS, Ohio — The first meeting in 2014 for the Circle 62 4-H club was held at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Pierce House in Damascus, Ohio. There were about 35 members in attendance. The meeting began collecting dues and taking orders for books. Members with at least one year in the group voted […]
Having a difficult time finding that heirloom tomato you bought at a farmers market last summer? Why not attend a seed swap? And what better time to find a seed swap than National Seed Swap Day?
The board-approved plan includes focusing the organization’s attention on key issues.
Jon Overmyer, Robert Toth, James McClure and Howard L. Call were inducted into the Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Jan. 12 during the awards ceremonies during the 89th annual Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA) Convention in Columbus.
Winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced recently at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention.
West Virginia hunters harvested 2,682 black bears during the combined 2013 archery and firearms seasons, according to Paul Johansen, assistant chief in charge of game management for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.