UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Investment in agricultural research doesn’t benefit just the 2 percent of the population involved in farming. It’s a matter of national security, job creation, energy independence and human health. That’s according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who visited Penn State’s University Park campus May 16 to tour College of Agricultural […]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced its 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of sustainable and organic farms. Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, aspiring and beginning farmers, and anyone interested […]
FRIENDS Sometimes we allow ourselves to think that we have no friends. I guess it is just the human part of us to think that way. Especially we think that way when things are not going as well as they should. It is my belief that those thoughts often have their beginning when we struggle […]
The New York Farm Viability Institute’s bilingual dairy training project has spun off an independent program in support of Western New York dairy farms with Spanish-speaking employees.
Henryville ‘super cell’ tornado relief: A series of tornados swept across Midwest states March 2, resulting in more than 30 fatalities in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. The line of destruction runs from New Pekin, Indiana east across Interstate 65 to Henryville and then through the farm country and communities of Chelsea and Marysville. The […]
JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — At the sub-district speaking contest, Hillsdale FFA’er Keayla Harr placed first in the creed speaking, Brooke Ogle placed second in the beginning prepared speaking, McKenzie Stimmell placed first in the advanced prepared speaking and Stephanie Shuck placed first in the extemporaneous public speaking. At the district contest, Stephanie Shuck won the extemporaneous […]
We needed no incentive to tag along on this incentive trip to Maui. The folks at — Nate, Bryan, Gary and Kurt — earned the trip through Sukup Manufacturing. We hope they win again next year. Just sayin’.
WASHINGTON — A more cost-effective, longer-lasting selenium supplement for livestock may soon be available, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist. Animals as well as humans need selenium, a trace mineral and component of antioxidants, to stay healthy. Inadequate selenium in sheep reduces conception rates, increases neonatal mortality, and in some instances, causes “white […]
YOUNGSTOWN — Without a doubt, injection wells in Ohio will continue to be a hot topic in the future. Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone convened a public meeting of the city of Youngstown public utilities committee Jan. 11 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Area residents came in the hopes of finding out some information about […]
COLUMBUS — In a coordinated effort, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are sponsoring the 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series this winter. Health programs. The Sheep and Goat WebEx Series will replace the district sheep and goat program series that started in 2001. The 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series […]
During NAILE, the event hosts nearly 23,000 livestock entries from almost every state.
Janet Hays (left), of Kensington, Ohio, and Sally Hays (right), of Guilford Lake, Ohio, went on a bus trip to Wisconsin Dells, House on the Rock and Chicago in June.
CHARDON, Ohio — The Chardon High School Envirothon team, representing the state of Ohio, placed 12th in the North American Envirothon. The team previously made it to the national level four years in a row: placing fifth in 2006, eleventh in 2007, fifth in 2008 and eighth in 2010. Competition The Chardon team competed with […]
Several records were set at this year’s market livestock sale at the Butler Farm Show, including a record $25.50 per pound for the grand champion hog.
Editor: In August 2010 HSUS started its first phase of killing Ohio farms. They were given all the help they needed by the Ohio Farm Bureau and ex-Gov. Ted Strickland. But maybe it started before then; maybe it started a year earlier when the Ohio Farm Bureau pushed the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Telling […]
COLUMBUS — Yearling and fingerling blue catfish will be stocked into Hoover Reservoir for the first time this fall, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Pilot project This stocking effort is part of a pilot project conducted by the division’s Inland Fisheries Research Unit to determine if stocking blue catfish […]
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio —David and Beth Ertl, Edison, Ohio, received one of six Young Jersey Breeder Awards given by the American Jersey Cattle Association in ceremonies during the association’s annual meetings in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Growing conditions determine fiber digestibility, and the right combination of weather conditions make for an optimum silage crop, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. While temperatures and moisture levels over the course of the growing season will set the stage, producers can actively take steps to preserve silage quality […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) commended the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) for its decision to maintain the current $2.15 over-order premium for Class I milk paid to Pennsylvania dairy farmers. The decision covers a six-month period beginning July 1. “We believe the board recognized the negative impact that historically high production costs […]
A research and extension team led by dairy systems management extension specialist Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is embarking on a two-year study to advance precision dairy farming at the UK Coldstream Dairy Research Farm.