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How to test your garden’s soil

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A soil test will provide information about the nutrients as well as the pH level of your garden’s soil.

Horse owners: Learn the best ways to control parasites

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 1/17

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The top stories from the week Jan. 11 through Jan. 17, 2015.

DIY natural cleaners for farm and home

Friday, January 16, 2015

Many cleaning companies have begun to offer natural versions of commercial cleansers as consumers gain eco-consciousness, but these cleaners can easily be made at home.

New Castle auctioneer named champion bid caller at Pa. Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jeff Pennington, of New Castle, was named champion auctioneer at the 36th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, Jan. 14, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Scenes from the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

There’s always plenty to see at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Here are some photos from our quick trip to Harrisburg this week.

How to prevent and thaw frozen pipes

Thursday, January 15, 2015

If preventative steps aren’t taken, frozen pipes can still be thawed even when the thermometer only reaches to the single digits.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Harrison County leads December permit totals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 53 new permits in December, with Harrison County’s 22 new permits marking the most issued in the state last month.

Dairy farming helped prepare Farnsworths for careers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As a boy, he pretended to sell the family’s cows. But auctioneer Russ Farnsworth and family still have a solid dairy farm in Medina County.

Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.

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