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OSU hosting Ohio Farm Management Conference

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Extension and the OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics have scheduled the first Ohio Farm Management Conference Jan. 25-26 at the University Plaza Hotel in Columbus. The event is designed to provide livestock and row crop producers, as well as agribusiness professionals, a competitive edge in the […]

Ohio corn producers should prepare; Western bean cutworm moth damage is cutting a niche

Thursday, November 25, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A staggering number of Western bean cutworm moths were trapped in Ohio corn fields this year compared to previous years, however, economic damage has yet to be recorded. Corn pests “The large increase of adult moths caught and the presence of the pest on infested corn suggests that producers will have to […]

‘Buckeye Compromise’ still in place, though its broker, Gov. Strickland, is soon to bow out

Friday, November 5, 2010

What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.

Ohio students raise money for habitat conservation

Saturday, October 23, 2010

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Young Birders Club raised over $3,000 during the club’s recent Big Sit fundraiser. The idea behind a Big Sit is to raise money through pledges and gifts based on the number of bird species identified from 17-foot circle during a limited period of time. Species The more species spotted, the […]

Time out: Test now for soybean cyst nematode

Thursday, October 21, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Harvesting corn and soybeans may be the only thing on the minds of Ohio growers at the moment, but they shouldn’t overlook the importance of soil testing for soybean cyst nematode. Soil sampling in the fall is the first step to a soybean cyst nematode management program and the best way to […]

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Miami Trace students, age 16 and older, were eligible to donate blood during the first annual blood drive of the school year, Sept. 27 at the Miami Trace High School fieldhouse. Mr. Owens, the government teacher, promotes the event as a development of citizenship and cooperated with the Red Cross […]

Eight finalists seeking online votes in Because I Care video contest

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

COLUMBUS — Eight finalists are competing for the most online votes to win $1,000 in the Because I Care video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues. Forty-three videos containing positive and informative messages about livestock farming were submitted by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other agricultural […]

Jane Gaither

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Jane Gaither, 64, of Woodworth Road, North Lima, died at 1:35 a.m. Oct. 9, 2010. She was born Sept. 11, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Betty Ruth Rohrman Takach. Gaither was a homemaker and had worked on the family farm. She graduated from New Springfield High School […]

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Can safe water supply be sustained?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.


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