UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As scientists scramble to develop ways to generate enormous amounts of energy from cleaner-burning, renewable fuels to replace coal and oil, promising agricultural crops such as switchgrass have made headlines. But selecting the plants from which to make energy is just part of the challenge. Systems to handle huge volumes of […]
Community gardening, land use planning help Cleveland cast a new landscape.
The Feisley Tree Farm includes 300 acres of trees.
This year’s Ohio Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award winners are Sarah James of Butler County, Esther Welch of Ashland County, and Jim Buchy of Darke County. The awards and other honors were presented Dec. 2-4 in Cincinnati.
Ohio Farm Bureau members are digging in for more livestock care battles. “Do not underestimate what you have accomplished,” OFBF Exec. Vice President Jack Fisher told the members during the Dec. 2-4 annual meeting, “but, likewise, do not underestimate the job ahead.”
Farmers urge lawmakers to establish fair and competitive pricing system.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One yard might be knee-deep in snow, while the other is dealing with piles of mud. Record-high temperatures might cause heat stress in one area while cattle in another region are enduring torrential rainfall. One fact rings true Even with all that variability, one fact rings true: better conditions mean better […]
An eastern Ohio tractor pulling team is already looking forward to next season.
Multi-county SWCD board could improve conservation in Muskingum Watershed.
More time is necessary to determine sentencing for former Ohio Farmers Union treasurer
OSU energy workshop gives update on solar and wind electric.
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Pa. governor says more help is needed for dairy producers.
COLUMBUS — Young hunters across Ohio were successful during the seventh annual youth deer-gun Season, held Nov. 21-22. Hunters age 17 and under killed 9,331 deer during the special two-day season, aimed at providing a high-quality hunting experience for younger Ohioans. Last year’s youth hunt saw a deer harvest of 9,852. The Ohio Department of […]
CORTLAND, Ohio — The 59th Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District annual awards banquet was held at the Garden Brook Banquet Center in Cortland. Warren McClintock of Fowler received the Bill Penn Memorial Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen of Trumbull County for conservation. The award is named after Bill Penn […]
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Food and food safety pros have numerous tips for preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but, other than washing hands before and after the meal, recommendations for diners are few. Until now, that is. Sample holiday meal According to Mary Meck Higgins, a Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist, a modest […]
The Pounds Turkey Farm brings home the Thanksgiving tradition for its customers.
WOOSTER, Ohio — To be organic or to be conventional. That is the question among many farmers today, with advantages and disadvantages on either side. But for two Ohio dairymen who farm in Ashland, Wayne and Holmes counties, the answer is both. Going both ways Paul Weber, owner of Idyl Wild Farms near the Ashland […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Parry and Susie Cochran were recognized as the recipients of the 2009 Conservation Farm Award during the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting Nov. 17. The Cochrans The Cochrans operate a heifer and grain farm in Plain Township. Parry, Susie and their children, Aaron, Andrew and Audrey, reside on the […]
Pa. Farm Bureau presented former state agriculture secretary Dennis Wolff and former dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences Robert Steele with Barn Raiser Awards to recognize their years of public service to the agricultural community.