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Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

All-American Dairy Show champions

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24. A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy […]

King pumpkin record

Sunday, September 27, 2009

(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]

Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.

Farm Science Review 2009 gets set to wrap up

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scenes from the Farm Science Review 2009

Showing horses for two Ellsworth sisters turns out to be a family thing

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fair season is over and the memories are filed in another chapter in a Mahoning County family’s life.

First glimpse of the 2009 Farm Science Review

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lots to see at the 2009 Farm Science Review, including this whopper Ag-Bag X114 silage bagger that can fill a 500-foot bag in less than four hours. The Review, which continues through Thursday, Sept. 24, is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

Playing in the dirt: Draft horse plow match preserves the skills of earlier era

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

(Scroll down to see more photos from this year’s U.S. draft horse plowing match, held in Dayton, Ohio.) DAYTON, Ohio — Carriage Hill MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the Ohio state and U.S. draft horse plowing matches over Labor Day weekend, establishing bragging rights for a year for a host of enthusiasts. During the last […]

New pest identified in Ohio soybeans

Monday, September 21, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said the root mealybug has been found in some soybean fields. He and […]

A maze of pink: Farm features corn maze, paintball and pig race

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Run with pink pigs and shoot up the corn maze with pink paintballs for cancer awareness at Niederman Family Farm this fall.

Readers tell of their best buy at an auction

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We asked our readers to answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Our readers took us up on the chance to tell their stories and responded with some amazing accounts of their auction bargains. They submitted incredible stories of hidden treasures and complete surprises. They all really did get […]

Farm Science Review helps farmers plan for tomorrow

Friday, September 18, 2009

This year’s Farm Science Review runs Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

Proactive vs. reactive: Bob Evans Farms takes stand in nationwide animal welfare debate

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the record with Sommer Mueller, DVM, director of Food and Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Bob Evans Farms, discussing animal welfare in Ohio.

A Portage County farmer is getting it right with his land conservation efforts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Portage County farmer is named one of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award recipients this year.

Shake, gavel and roll: Carroll Co. native is auctioneer by day and Elvis by night

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

By SUSAN MELLISH Contributing Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Mike Albert has always been a cut-up; a person who loves center stage; an entertainer. This former Carroll County native attended auctions with his parents and was entranced by the auctioneer running the show. Is it any wonder he gravitated toward this profession?

Photography book combines art, ag

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SIDNEY, Ohio — A new coffee table book, Images from the Land, has found a way to connect two seemingly incomparable industries — art and agriculture.

Green roofs: Gardens are going up and away

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Green roofs seem to be sprouting all over the country these days. From New York to Chicago, from office buildings to schools, many communities are getting excited about the potential of green roof technology.

Organic or local? That is the question produce growers have to answer

Monday, September 14, 2009

For some customers, locally grown produce is just as good as organic.

Ag economist sees more rough times ahead for beef industry

Saturday, September 12, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The pain of recent record losses in the U.S. cattle feeding industry will not diminish soon, but tightening supplies could lead to a modest rebound in late 2010, according to agricultural economist James Mintert. Speaking at Kansas State University’s Risk and Profit Conference Aug. 21, Mintert said consumers have responded to the […]

Festival to feature Will Allen, urban agriculture and Youngstown 2010

Friday, September 11, 2009

YOUNGSTOWN — With a coalition of community leaders, more than 50 green vendors and a nationally recognized keynote speaker, the Grey to Green Festival Sept. 12 is sure to get Youngstown buzzing.

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