STRASBURG, Ohio — In the summer of 1995, Karen Rowe packed work clothes and a new pair of boots and left her classmates in the Ohio State ATI dairy science program for a 10-week stint on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Until then, she’d never worked on any dairy except the one owned by her parents, […]
A team of determined volunteers from Columbiana County has proven what you can do when someone dreams big.
Ohio livestock judge Keith Chamberlin evaluated dairy, beef, sheep, swine, goats and even some reindeer at this year’s Alaska State Fair.
For most people, Farm Science Review is a three-day event. But for Review Manager Chuck Gamble, it’s a 365-day journey. Gamble heads up the annual show and spends a year or more hammering out the new, the traditional and the occasionally unusual details. Here, Gamble offers an inside look at what it takes to make sure Farm Science Review hits the mark year after year.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Crawford County, Pa., Fair.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Big Knob Fair.
The Northwest Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association held its first ever Burger Cook-off Challenge Sept. 7. Judges selected the entry from McCullough’s Ice Cream Shoppe as the winning burger.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Geauga County Fair.
SALEM, Ohio — Farm and Dairy writers have earned three awards from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in the trade publications division of its 2008 writing competition. The awards, announced Aug. 25, honored staff reporter Janelle Skrinjar and editor Susan Crowell. Skrinjar won a second-place award in the Best Personality Profile category for her […]
Find out who topped the livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Canfield Fair.
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Stark County Fair.
Find out who won the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Monroe County Fair.
They raise 4-H livestock in urban Cuyahoga County? Yep. Here are the names and hotos of winners from the 2008 Cuyahoga County Fair market livestock competitions.
Find out who won the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Westmoreland County Fair.
MILWAUKEE — Exports of U.S. agricultural-related equipment to nations around the world topped $5.8 billion dollars for the first half of 2008 compared to midyear 2007 numbers, for an increase of 30.5 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The future looks rosy for a blue tractor that’s pulled away from the diesel fuel pump in favor of a new and experimental fuel: vegetable oil. New Holland and Penn State researchers proudly displayed their brainchild, a NH T7060 that runs on straight vegetable oil — the same kind you use […]
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — “Are there too many zeroes behind that number?” It’s a question Penn State Cooperative Extension educator Robin Kuleck stopped asking — wondering if that $200,000 natural gas lease she was reviewing was really supposed to read $20,000, or maybe just $2,000 — after she learned the potential income behind natural gas […]
Shamrock Vale Farms in Kensington, Ohio, is one of the oldest and most successful grazing operations in the Buckeye State. Earl and Dan McKarns, a father-son team, raise about 150 registered Angus seedstock cow-calf pairs in a total forage system. On Aug. 19, the McKarns family opened the farm to nearly 300 visitors who wanted to learn more about raising grass-based cattle.
WARREN, Ohio — Get over it, Rita Kibler says. Get over the fact that she’s a female tractor puller, one who frequently tops the competition, and one who happens to sit atop a custom-painted pink Farmall. Get over it, she says, because it’s not just a tractor. It’s a healing tool she uses to get […]
See our collection of photographs taken at the 2008 Ag Progress Days.