Hundreds of fourth graders swarmed through the Lawrence County Fairgrounds Oct. 7-8 to get a glimpse of how agriculture affects everything from their shoes to their snacks.
HAMMONDSVILLE, Ohio — Herman Howell leans off the gas pedal and lets the shadow of his F-250 creep across the ridge, barely moving along the wire fenceline. The setting sun casts its last rays onto the yellow-orange and bright red maples and oaks, letting their blackened outlines hide the herd of black Angus cows grazing […]
With high feed, seed, fuel and fertilizer costs, beef producers need to consider alternative approaches to feeding and managing their herds.
The latest brouhaha stems from the USDA’s interpretation of COOL.
Mahoning County Farm Bureau celebrated a year of successful programs at its annual meeting. The county received Excellence Awards in the organization and public policy programming areas. It was also awarded the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President’s Award for top overall programming.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Ashland County Fair.
LONDON, Ohio — Fresh Fork Market in Cleveland, Ohio, is changing the rules of direct farm marketing. Fresh Fork isn’t a farmers’ market or a co-op or a community supported agriculture program. It is a supply chain company that allows Cleveland-area farmers to compete for the business of local restaurants. It works like this: When […]
Ohio’s top conservation farm families for 2008 were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation during ceremonies at Farm Science Review Sept. 18.
Tents went flying. So did portable toilets. And when the high winds from Hurricane Ike died down, the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home of the Farm Science Review ag expo, looked like a war zone.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Morrow County Fair.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Hancock County Oldtime Fair.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s West Alexander, Pa., Fair.
If you didn’t get to this year’s Farm Science Review, here are some of the sights you missed.
AUGUSTA, Ohio — Joel Salatin thinks in terms of multiples: multiple uses for land, multiple uses for equipment, multiple uses for animals. In fact, he’s christened his home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Polyface Farm, or “the farm of many faces.” He embraces so many ventures and crosses so many philosophical lines that it’s hard to […]
Paul Snyder is a natural when it comes to horticulture. The Kent State sophomore can rattle off information about dozens of flowers, trees and shrubs with no trouble.
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Judges of the Fifth District Court of Appeals have ruled that land owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources cannot be assessed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. The judges reversed a decision of the lower court that holds jurisdiction over the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and had earlier permitted […]
SALEM, Ohio — A cattle marketing project in the works for some time is finally a reality for eastern Ohio producers. So far, 22 producers have signed up for the new Farm Fresh Feeders from Eastern Ohio project, a joint effort between the Tri-County Feeder Calf Association and OSU Extension in Harrison, Jefferson and Carroll […]
We asked successful individuals to recall their early employment experiences, and share what they learned from their first job. Their lessons are universal.
The series of high winds around Ohio Sept. 14 have left many residents dealing with repairs and clean-up in the aftermath. Here’s some advice for how to handle fallen tree debris, roof repair and damaged vehicles.