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Judy Ligo: ‘I had to prove I knew what I was doing’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The second in our Women in Agriculture series: It is much easier for women to be involved in agriculture than it was 30 years ago when Judy Ligo was starting out. “You had to work your way in and prove you knew what you were doing.”

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 12, 2015:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

GREENFORD, Ohio — The Greenford Busy Bees met Feb. 23 to elect officers for the upcoming year. New leaders include: president, Addie Flowers; vice president, Alaina Courtwright; secretary, Delaney Less; assistant secretary, Olivia Wince; health officer, Tara Wine; safety officer, Genesis Johnson; news reporter, Maureen Baker.   * * * BURTON, Ohio — Geauga Beef […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 12, 2015:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter sent officer books, state and American degree applications and proficiency applications to be judged at the district level Feb. 10. Jason Jenkins (reporter), Elise Neville (secretary) and Terry Medley (treasurer) each received a gold rating on their officer books. They will receive an award at state convention […]

Marcellus and Utica shale: New permit spike in Monroe and Noble counties

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 43 new permits in February, up from 32 new permits in January.

Ohio House passes nutrient bill

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bill would set new provisions for applying fertilizer and manure in Ohio.

Ohio lawmakers seek a timeline for pooled oil and gas leasing

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New law would set a timeline for ODNR to act on granting pooled leases involving state lands.

Number of female farmers, women in ag conference attendees, growing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

There are 19 Ohio counties boasting more than 500 women farm operators; against that backdrop, Ohio State Extension and Kent State University-Tuscarawas Small Business Development Center will host the second annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Ashland County awards top dairymen

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The board highlighted the accomplishments of the county’s dairy producers during their final banquet.

Meimer, Holfinger, Hastings honored as Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The award program is administered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady.

Moisture and compaction key to well-built pond

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A pond can be a valuable asset to a farm or suburban landowner.

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