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Planting a new crop: Ag educator rebuilds FFA program, wins national award for efforts

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Learning the steps to the scientific method — predictions and tests and controls and formulating hypotheses — can be downright complicated and boring. But not in Tony Stoller’s classroom. In the agriscience lab at Smithville High School, the educator walks his students through the process one step at a time as they […]

300 attend West Branch FFA banquet

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The West Branch FFA banquet drew 300 people, the largest crowd in the chapter’s history.

Cleveland Browns’ Braylon Edwards promotes healthy habits

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

COLUMBUS — Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District recently played host to a new gym teacher for a day, Braylon Edwards, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.

Ohio Holstein wins national award

Sunday, April 27, 2008

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — An Ohio Holstein is the first to win the Holstein Association USA’s new award, Star of the Breed. First winner MS Crockettacres Monique-ET has been named the first winner of Holstein Association USA’s Star of the Breed award. Monique is owned by Terry and Marcia Stammen and their children, Zach, Allison, Elizabeth […]

Farmers join to build cheese house

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Over the past two years, several dairy farms in Ohio’s Belmont County area have been forced to close their doors. Lower milk prices in 2006, coupled with the high cost of inputs, kept farmers from making ends meet and some felt they had no choice but to get out of the business.

Hurry up and wait: Use rain delays to make planting and crop decisions, experts say

Thursday, April 24, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Rain showers. Tile washouts. Mud. Thanks to Mother Nature, you’re already falling behind schedule with spring tillage and planting. In the past week, farmers have been spotted chisel plowing, planting oats and making progress across parts of the Farm and Dairy coverage area. It’s been slow going, though, with USDA data showing […]

Dairy boosters crown 30th princess

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters met April 20 at the Center of Salem for the annual spring banquet. This year, the group was celebrating the crowning of the 30th Columbiana County Dairy Princess. All the past princesses were invited and 11 attended, sharing ideas and memories from their reigns. They included: […]

South Korea lifts ban on U.S. beef

Monday, April 21, 2008

South Korea agreed April 18 to lift its ban on U.S. beef, an action that should allow the U.S.-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement to move forward.

Good neighbors and environmental stewards honored by Ohio coalition

Sunday, April 20, 2008

COLUMBUS — Two things are important to this year’s Environmental Stewardship Award winners: each farm’s rich history and bright future, thanks to the owners’ management and love of the land. Protecting the environment on their farms and in their communities plays a vital role in where each operation has been in the past and where […]

GreenEnergyTV spotlights green work

Thursday, April 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Craig Zamary says he’s passionate about the environment. The 30-something from Mahoning County, Ohio, drives a hybrid Toyota Prius and uses geothermal energy to heat his home, which is filled with energy efficient appliances. He calls his office in the Youngstown business incubator green, too: With only a laptop and telephone, he’s […]

Farms won’t sink, thanks to FarmLink

Thursday, April 17, 2008

City streets and skyscrapers don’t make the best elements for farming. But Jessica and Emmy Levine have found those metropolitan components don’t necessarily prevent agriculture, either.

Spring Dairy Expo Ohio Holstein sale shatters 27-year-old record

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

COLUMBUS — In the 2008 Spring Expo Holstein Sale held March 27-29 in Columbus, lot No. 1, Aldens Ramos Emerald VG 87 EX MS had contracts and interest from four different AI companies and numerous embryo inquiries from four different countries. Emerald sold for $57,000 to Bellemac JR, Raymond and Jeremiah Anthony from Meadville, Pa. […]

Coalition proposes funding plan to address Chesapeake Bay water woes

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Pennsylvania Builders Association, Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation recently unveiled the Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan. The plan will help wastewater plant ratepayers and farmers finance improvements needed to address Chesapeake Bay and statewide water quality improvement […]

Time stands still: 150 Pulitzer photographs exhibited

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

COLUMBUS — Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs, the largest display of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever shown, will open April 25 at The Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.

Arctic seed vault offers long shelf life

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened recently on a remote island in the Arctic Circle, receiving inaugural shipments of 100 million seeds that originated in over 100 countries.

Uganda: Building a foundation

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — After the rebels killed her husband, Santa didn’t know what to do. Her country had been ripped apart by a civil war, resources were scarce and she was suddenly all alone with five children.

Rabies-infected cow herd destroyed

Friday, April 4, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service USDA and West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Disposed Department employees loaded the carcasses for delivery to a rendering plant. None of the exposed herd will enter the food chain and all precautions to protect workers have been taken. “This farmer did the right thing by […]

Northwest Pa. group still pushing for ethanol plant

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Keystone Ethanol Energy Producers’ sites under consideration are in the Keystone Industrial Park and the Greenville Reynolds Industrial Park.

Polymers + agriculture = $$$

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ohio hopes to spur economic development by hooking up its two largest industries: agriculture and polymers.

Columbiana-Mahoning dairymen among state’s top 5 percent

Thursday, April 3, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Four dairy farms in Columbiana and Mahoning counties achieved “elite” status as herds in the top 5 percent of farms on test with the statewide DHI Cooperative.
Smith Vale Farms, Lowmiller Farms, Doug and Marty Dye, and Grammer Jersey Farm each received DHI Elite awards during the Columbiana-Mahoning DHI annual meeting March 28 in Salem.


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