To keep a farm in the family, many families increase their acres, buy more cows, hogs or poultry so they can increase production for the newest generation. The same strategy of expansion and development is important for sisters Robin Voltz and Rinda Sloan — the third generation to manage their family’s operation just north of Loudonville, Ohio. But they’re not investing in livestock or acreage. Instead, they’re improving their perennials, poinsettias, herbs, fruits, vegetables and landscaping.
The Griffiths work as a team to farm 225 acres and milk 80 head of cattle two times a day.
Harpercrest Dairy owner Stan Harper and his dairy partner, Dave Ertl, installed one of Ohio’s first automated calf feeders.
The history of corn planters, tractors and harvest equipment and even household life is preserved in this special museum.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More farmers are using cover crops to limit erosion from fields, control weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil, feed livestock and produce biomass for energy. But, depending on an agricultural producer’s needs, not all cover crops are created equally, according to a crop and soil scientist in Penn State’s College […]
COLUMBUS — With record corn yields in Ohio last year and some fields averaging upward of 240 bushels per acre, growers will be looking to squeeze every bushel out of their fields this growing season. “Growers have tasted the high-yield potential their fields are capable of,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. […]
Wheat crop looking better every day even with late planting and heavy snowfall this winter.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — There are few tools as important and symbolic to farming as the plow. In one form or another, the plow has persisted across most generations of agriculture — from the horse-drawn hoes and “scratch” tillers used by ancient peoples, to the modern moldboard of the past 200-300 years. After all, if […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Although Charles Whitney, known as the Barn Consultant, has passed, his enthusiasm and spirit continues to live through the current Friends of Ohio Barns members who are preparing for the Ohio Barn Conference April 23 and 24. An idea was born The conference was the brainchild of Whitney who arranged a meeting […]
Pa. farmers may get break in transportation laws.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Wearing plastic boot covers over his shoes — a white hard hat with his name printed on the side, and the name Quasar Energy Group printed on the front — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland walked the grounds of a construction site that promises clean energy, a better environment and more jobs for […]
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — Days after celebrating its second anniversary, the Svalbard “Doomsday” Global Seed Vault received thousands of new seeds that will push its collection to more than half a million unique samples, making it the most diverse assemblage of crop diversity ever amassed anywhere in the world.
A childhood passion of working with horses becomes reality.
Pond farming is the way for Fender’s Fish and Llama Farm near Baltic, Ohio. The family has been in the fish business since 1956.
A Chardon maple producer taps into the sap of 200 trees on his farm to produce maple syrup.
Major fire remains under investigation after destroying a chicken and egg facility in Ohio’s Wyandot County.
Issue 2 takes another step toward becoming law in Ohio.
For Dave Lemke and his wife, raising fish and selling them through their retail store in Wooster, Ohio, has been a good combination. The entrepreneur is hoping to expand production with new tanks.
Officials fear politics are behind the lack of funding for county fairs in Pennsylvania.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — How much are your trees worth? A lot of Missouri woodland owners don’t know, according to Larry Godsey, an economist with the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. Without a good idea of what their assets are worth, landowners risk selling timber for too little-and paying too much in taxes. As April […]