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Backyard chickens for beginners

Friday, January 2, 2015

Backyard chickens are common in rural areas, but chicken farming is becoming increasingly popular in urban areas, especially with Millennials.

Farm and Dairy’s top stories of 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The top 10 news stories of 2014 from Farm and Dairy.

Grain marketing strategies for a tight year

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tight margins are expected. Here are five tips to help grain farmers manage.

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business

Monday, December 29, 2014

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business. Do you know where you rank? Join the Ohio Farm Business and Benchmarking program.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 12/27

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The top stories from the week Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2014.

Got a new tablet for Christmas? E-Cycle your old electronics

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rather than making products from scratch, recycling electronics keeps harmful toxins out of landfills, recovers valuable materials that can be reused, conserves virgin resources and results in lower emissions, including greenhouse gases which contributes to climate change.

Choose the best seed for your garden

Friday, December 26, 2014

After the hectic holiday has passed, gardeners will begin sorting through their big piles of seed catalogs to choose spring seed.

Five baking tips and tricks

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Making cookies, cakes and pies isn’t so stressful when you have some tricks up your sleeve.

ATI students find success with two-year bioenergy program

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Program trains students for two-year degrees in marketable fields.

Needed: 11 trillion gallons of water to replenish California drought

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. — It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) — around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir — to recover from California’s continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data. The finding was part of a sobering update on the state’s drought […]

Avian flu found in backyard flock in Oregon; no commercial poultry affected

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza has been confirmed in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock in Winston, Oregon.

10 tips for beginning farmers to ride out market uncertainty

Monday, December 22, 2014

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Farmers, businesses get Christmas gift of tax break on equipment

Monday, December 22, 2014

Legislation allowing businesses to write off up to $500,000 of an equipment purchase made in 2014 was signed by President Barack Obama Dec. 19, and farm equipment dealers geared up for a flurry of year-end business.

Manure-spreading world record applies 4,600 tons in 24 hours

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A dedicated team of Ukrainian dairy farmers worked ‘round the clock to set the new record, spreading 4,217 metric tons of manure across 548 acres in 24 hours.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 12/20

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The top stories from the week Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2014.

Recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays

Saturday, December 20, 2014

When Christmas is over and your tree begins to drop its needles, don’t put it out for the garbage.

Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium: Some wild cards for 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014

Oil is falling, transportation is changing, and who know knows what that might mean for 2015.

Vilsack abandons beef checkoff plan

Friday, December 19, 2014

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack withdrew his proposal to create a second beef checkoff program Dec. 19.

Country Christmas crafts

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kids get a kick out of making angels from corn husks, but also enjoy filling glass ornaments with seeds. Even the teenagers in the family tolerate spray painting components for the baskets.

Wreaths Across America: Honoring our nation’s veterans close to home

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Volunteers with OSU Extension Master Gardeners participated in Wreaths Across America, which places wreaths on veterans’ graves.

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