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Twenty minutes with organic grain farmer Dean McIlvaine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Growing organic grain is a challenge, especially across 850 acres.

Ashtabula County Junior Fair auction brings in more than $300,000

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The 2014 Ashtabula County Fair junior fair market livestock sale brought in more than $300,000 for the county’s youth.

Project helping Ohio communities avert bust after shale boom

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

COLUMBUS — Boom, then bust. It’s a scenario often played out in local economies heavily reliant on one type of industry, especially in the energy sector. And it’s an underlying concern for Ohio communities experiencing a boom in shale oil and gas development. But the cycle isn’t inescapable, say community development specialists with Ohio State […]

Preserving food with boiling water canning and pressure canning

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

There are two ways to preserve food: using a boiling water canner or using a pressure canner.

Pastures and pipelines: Projects are not as simple as you think

Monday, August 11, 2014

The scope of a pipeline company’s activities may impact your farm operation for a long time to come. Don’t rush anything, and get it in writing! Tips for landowners.

OSU Extension offers videos, guidance on home food preservation

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ohio State University Extension is offering guidance on updated ways to can and freeze food to preserve it.

Butler Farm Show 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Several new records were set at this year’s Butler Farm Show Junior Fair Livestock Market Sale. The records were set in the steer sale, rabbits, lambs and goat divisions.

Toledo water ban draws attention to algae, and city’s water treatment plant

Friday, August 8, 2014

Toledo water ban underscores importance of algae issue, and water plant issues.

Counter low grain prices with careful planning

Friday, August 8, 2014

This year’s lower grain prices requires a careful look at risk management options.

History and preservation matter at Schumaker Farms

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week, as part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, we start a 10-week series profiling some of the region’s farms that have been in the same family for 200 or more years.

Pennsylvania man about to complete cross-country antique tractor trip

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus is about to complete his cross-country trip to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.

Making homemade ice cream

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Making homemade ice cream can be as easy as using an old-fashioned hand-crank freezer or using the utensils and tools already found in your kitchen.

Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H’ers sell market livestock at Roundup

Monday, August 4, 2014

The grand champion hog at this year’s Mercer Co. (Pa.) 4-H Roundup brought a record $21 a pound.

Ohio State Fair sale results 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

This was another record-setting year at the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions. Check out the results and the pictures.

President Warren Harding’s love letters open to the public

Monday, August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Library of Congress opened a collection of correspondence between U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

Cover crops plot to be featured at Ag Progress

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil.

See machinery in action at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, will feature nearly 500 commercial and educational exhibits, field demonstrations and a variety of workshops aimed at helping farmers enhance efficiency and profitability.

Three inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame enshrined three individuals during the Columbiana County Fair: Russell N. Cook; James W. Cooper; and William L. Woolf.

2014 Columbiana County Fair junior fair livestock sale results

Friday, August 1, 2014

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at the 2014 Columbiana County Fair.

Fry frames history one Ohio farm at a time

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jim Fry, founder of Museum of Western Reserve Farms and Equipment, has spent most of his life preserving cultures. Fry’s museum began more than a decade ago as a largely pragmatic venture.

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