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A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 5, 2015:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter has been teaching elementary students about agriculture through the Ag in the Classroom committee for many years.   They teach students about many agricultural topics throughout the year, including trees, dairy products, soil, farm animals, flowers, Freddie the Fish with Kelly Riley from the Wayne County Soil […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 5, 2015:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

RANDOLPH, Ohio — The Portage Prime Producers, a new 4-H club featuring swine and small animals in Portage County, held its first meeting Feb. 22.   Officers were elected and include president, Emma Urban; vice president, Darla Derthick; secretary, Morgan Chesla; historian/news reporter, Bella Wagner; treasurer, Shelby Morehead; and recreational leader, Madelyn Rennecker.   The […]

Ohio’s maple syrup (Infographic)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ohio is the 6th largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.

Mercer County barn collapse traps cows

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More than half of the barn’s roof collapsed, killing an estimated 20 cows.

New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap organic markets

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The guide provides science-based information on organic practices and ecological processes.

Ohio House ag committee still working on nutrient bill

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

House ag committee nearing the completion of its own nutrient regulation bill.

Toledo port authority to speak at ag breakfast

Monday, March 2, 2015

With more than 43 percent of the U.S. and Canadian markets located within 500 miles, Toledo is a prime location for national and international trade and commerce.

No damage to soils from grazing of cover crops

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — A USDA scientist has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops by allowing cattle to graze on them.

Ohio poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity

Saturday, February 28, 2015

COLUMBUS — Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West.

USDA extends farm bill crop deadlines

Friday, February 27, 2015

Farmers now have until March 31 to update yields and reallocate base acres.

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