UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — At Penn State, thousands of potato varieties from around the globe are put through extensive cross-breeding programs, genetic research and intercollegiate collaborations. But once a year, the university’s potato researchers switch from pipettes, computers and other high-tech equipment to potato peelers, slicers and a deep fryer. It’s potato-chipping time. For a […]
BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana native and former 4-H member, Kent Desormeaux and his horse Big Brown scored impressive victories at the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The young horse was untested before the Kentucky Derby, and many were unsure how he would respond against an elite field. And the 38-year-old jockey was […]
For Henry “Junior” Wengerd, the farm is everything. It’s a school for his children, a nursing home for his parents and the place he wants to retire. It’s much more than a way to make a living. For Wengerd and his family, the farm is a way to make a life.
Can researchers beat the clock and build a better ash tree?
BESSEMER, Pa. — The Mohawk Vo-Ag program completed a large project this spring.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, located in Pickerington, Ohio, will spotlight over 100 of the world’s most recognizable enthusiasts in its new exhibit, MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles.
Planting delays and cool weather have slowed corn development, paving the way for a potential issue with slugs in no-till fields.
SALEM, Ohio — Fairfield County cattleman Dick Kilbarger saw it with his own eyes: Eight or 10 black vultures spread in a semi-circle across his pasture, backing a cow and her newborn calf into a corner. He sat a ways back on his ATV, just watching. But when those birds got too close, got too […]
By KANTELE FRANKO ARLINGTON, Va. — Nearly 4 million people visit Arlington National Cemetery annually, many of them tourists searching for U.S. history. They watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and see more than a dozen other memorials or monuments. They pay their respects to the 300,000 people who […]
By KAREN KIRSCH Contributing Writer MOUNT HOPE, Ohio –The tiny village of Mount Hope, Ohio, will host Horse Progress Days July 4 and 5.
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Northern Panhandle Stockman’s Association of West Virginia held their annual Blue Gold Showdown Show May 10. It was judged by Gene Steiner of Mason, Ohio. Steers The grand champion steer was exhibited by Chase DeGroat. Sean Gallagher had the reserve champion steer. Heifers In the heifer division Sara Campbell had both […]
Both the House and Senate voted to override the presidential veto of the new farm bill, making 14 of the 15 titles law.
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — In 1989, when the oldest of John and Paula Cush’s five sons, Jonathan, was just 9 years old, a Palomino mare named Honey came into the family’s lives. A friend hauled that horse to the Cush homestead — in town, in Bolivar, Ohio — and Jonathan and his father tied the […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Recent hog prices are described as a “miracle” by a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist, who compares the high prices to an answered prayer.
COLUMBUS — The annual dairy banquet for the Department of Animal Sciences and the Buckeye Dairy Club was held May 10 at the new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus. One of the highlights of the banquet was the induction of Wayne Dalton of Wakeman, Ohio, […]
The last time cicadas from Brood XIV emerged, George Bush Sr. was leading the nation, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was on prime time, and a gallon of gasoline cost $1.15.
Since 1991, this brood has been feeding and maturing underground in southwestern Ohio, central and eastern Pennsylvania, western West Virginia and nearly all of Kentucky.
SALEM, Ohio — Ohio truly is ‘the heart of it all,’ especially if you’re an alpaca breeder. The Buckeye State is home to 17,000 alpacas — the biggest state herd in the nation. And nationally, breeders and backyard enthusiasts own 93,000 of the fuzzy animals, according to one Ohio legislator’s research. Now, at least in […]
SALEM, Ohio — The State of Washington has finalized its cease and desist order against the Canadian company Pigeon King International. That state’s securities division entered the final consent order May 2. Investigation showed pigeon breeder Arlan Galbraith and his company violated the state’s Business Opportunity Fraud Act and were not registered with the state […]
Dairy Farmers of America has discovered two of its former senior representatives were involved in an unauthorized transfer of $1 million.
COLUMBUS — Sandy Chenal, resource and conservation district coordinator of Ohio’s Crossroads Resource and Conservation District, was named resource and conservation district Coordinator of the Year for 2007.