Monday, June 26, 2017
Pennsylvania fair queen

The 2017 Pennsylvania fair queen, Butler County's Madeline McEachin, is dedicated to promoting agriculture and representing the fair community to the rest of the state.
Closeup of a tick

Whether there's been a spike in ticks this year or not, it's always a good idea to take precautions to avoid ticks and the diseases they can transmit.
piglets

The National Pork Board is creating a Secure Pork Supply plan to help America's pig farmers respond quickly and successfully to major threats.

The local organization Rural Action is working with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to designate the Tuscarawas River as a state water trail.

The plan aims to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie and address low dissolved oxygen in the central basin of Lake Erie.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture approved local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements on 58 family farms representing 8,737 acres in 28 counties.

The Black River FFA chapter held a petting zoo for more than 700 Pre-K through eight grade students at the Black River Education Center May 19.
soybean seeds

A new diet trend suggests individuals wanting to lose weight should avoid consuming foods that contain lectins, a plant protein.

Ohio State University Extension is holding a free field day on fertilizer application July 11, at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St.
Ohio cheesemakers book cover

The Ohio Swiss Cheese Association is releasing a book on the heritage of Swiss cheesemaking in Ohio to celebrate its upcoming 100-year anniversary.
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