(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]
The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.
Scenes from the Farm Science Review 2009
Fair season is over and the memories are filed in another chapter in a Mahoning County family’s life.
Lots to see at the 2009 Farm Science Review, including this whopper Ag-Bag X114 silage bagger that can fill a 500-foot bag in less than four hours. The Review, which continues through Thursday, Sept. 24, is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.
(Scroll down to see more photos from this year’s U.S. draft horse plowing match, held in Dayton, Ohio.) DAYTON, Ohio — Carriage Hill MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the Ohio state and U.S. draft horse plowing matches over Labor Day weekend, establishing bragging rights for a year for a host of enthusiasts. During the last […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said the root mealybug has been found in some soybean fields. He and […]
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Run with pink pigs and shoot up the corn maze with pink paintballs for cancer awareness at Niederman Family Farm this fall.
We asked our readers to answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Our readers took us up on the chance to tell their stories and responded with some amazing accounts of their auction bargains. They submitted incredible stories of hidden treasures and complete surprises. They all really did get […]
This year’s Farm Science Review runs Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.
On the record with Sommer Mueller, DVM, director of Food and Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Bob Evans Farms, discussing animal welfare in Ohio.
A Portage County farmer is named one of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award recipients this year.
By SUSAN MELLISH Contributing Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Mike Albert has always been a cut-up; a person who loves center stage; an entertainer. This former Carroll County native attended auctions with his parents and was entranced by the auctioneer running the show. Is it any wonder he gravitated toward this profession?
SIDNEY, Ohio — A new coffee table book, Images from the Land, has found a way to connect two seemingly incomparable industries — art and agriculture.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Green roofs seem to be sprouting all over the country these days. From New York to Chicago, from office buildings to schools, many communities are getting excited about the potential of green roof technology.
For some customers, locally grown produce is just as good as organic.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The pain of recent record losses in the U.S. cattle feeding industry will not diminish soon, but tightening supplies could lead to a modest rebound in late 2010, according to agricultural economist James Mintert. Speaking at Kansas State University’s Risk and Profit Conference Aug. 21, Mintert said consumers have responded to the […]
YOUNGSTOWN — With a coalition of community leaders, more than 50 green vendors and a nationally recognized keynote speaker, the Grey to Green Festival Sept. 12 is sure to get Youngstown buzzing.
The Stark County Fair closed the year with a bang, setting a new record for the Junior Fair livestock sale. Many of the youth involved were big winners in more than one category. A total of more than $540,000 was raised through the sale.
The Great Geauga County Fair’s Livestock Auction was held Sept. 5. Check out the top sellers and see if you are pictured in some of the photos from around the fairgrounds.