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Northeast Ohio dairy farmers plan for road ahead, in animal welfare

Sunday, February 28, 2010

On Feb. 24, a host of speakers at the 11th annual Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference continued the work of Issue 2, and helped prepare dairymen for the road ahead.

Ohio, Pa. dairymen still hoping to make voices heard

Friday, February 26, 2010

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Several hundred dairy farmers in Ohio and Pennsylvania are determined to make a difference in policy that affects milk pricing and their bottom line.

Vacation with us … Miknis

Thursday, February 25, 2010

While on a fishing and antelope-hunting trip with a friend, Bill Miknis of Navarre, Ohio, took time out to visit Rugby, N.D. The group visited Montana and North Dakota. Thanks for taking Farm and Dairy along.

Vacation with us … Hawkins

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Charlie Hawkins of Minerva, Ohio, a loyal Farm and Dairy subscriber, visited family in Bedford, Texas, over the holidays. The trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dallas Fort Worth Stockyards and a stop off at Billie Bob’s to get a picture holding up a recent issue of Farm and Dairy while Charlie sat […]

Vacation with us … Bakan

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bill Bakan of Hartville, Ohio, attended Punkin’ Chunkin’ in Delaware in November and took Farm and Dairy along with him. Punkin’ Chunkin’ has been a part of Delaware for more than 20 years now. Contestants launch a pumpkin to see whose goes the farthest. The event draws tens of thousands of people to the corn […]

Pa. farmers, vets can get free training in animal disease response

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Animal disease response training sessions happening around Pennsylvania will enable farmers, veterinarians and first responders to become frontline defenders against animal illness or agriterrorism. Nine free training sessions will be held throughout the state in March and April. “The first line of defense to protect our animal agriculture sector and consumers are […]

Feeding deer corn is not the best thing to do

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last week’s column on the perils of feeding deer corn in winter generated more mail than anything I’ve written in years. Many readers were mortified that their good intentions may have done more harm than good. Here are a few excerpts from e-mails from concerned readers. “I only put out a few cups of corn […]

Market Monitor Turbulent market leaves grain buyer scratching his head about future

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I should have learned by now. I have been bitten so often. Once bitten, twice shy. How shy for bitten as much as I have. The thing is, the proper answer for almost any question I get these days should be, “I haven’t got a clue.” I need to get this fixed in my mind […]

Conversion can happen to anyone at any time; ask Judge Richard Posner

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In the ever-expanding galaxy of American jurisprudence, few stars shine as brilliantly as Richard A. Posner, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. The best Everything about Posner screams the best: Yale undergrad, Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk, Stanford law professor, federal judge since 1981, author of more […]

Dairymen can get milk marketing advice on conference calls

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy farmers can learn strategies that may help control milk’s price and increase market value during two March “Mastering the Dairy Business” conference calls hosted by Pennsylvania’s Center for Dairy Excellence. The calls are scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11 and March 23. First session The first call will look […]

FFA: Preparing Agriculture’s Future Part II

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Farm and Dairy profiles a rural and an urban FFA chapter in part two of a three part series celebrating FFA Week.

International opportunities abound for Wauseon FFA members

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In four years, FFA students at Wauseon High School may have traveled more than most adults.

FFA program at Mohawk High School keeps members moving

Thursday, February 25, 2010

There is no mistaking it: Blue and gold proudly flow through the halls of the Mohawk School District.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).

Parenting? We’re just having a ball

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I am probably the only parent in history who has requested a parent/teacher conference with the playground monitor. Rules Generally, I teach my children that their teachers make The Rules and that, just as in all walks of life, we don’t necessarily have to agree with them to abide by them. I call this the […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SULLIVAN, Ohio –The Black River FFA went bowling Jan. 24 at Strike Out Lanes in Wellington. On Jan. 28, they went to the Elms Nursing Home in Wellington and played bingo with the residents. The upcoming events for the FFA include the job interview contest, ATI Invitational (dairy and livestock judging) and the public speaking […]

FSA Andy for Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hello again, I cannot recall a February with this much snow and indeed in many places record snowfall has been recorded, and the month is not over. I neglected to connect the electric fence after feeding the cows last Saturday morning and upon checking them in the afternoon found my biggest cow had simply stepped […]

Farm still holds power to those who visit

Thursday, February 25, 2010

“As the light faded from the sky, we would build an immense bonfire and settle down to eat steak and roast corn, drink boiled coffee, sing songs and tell stories as the fire roared upward and sent its sparks toward the star-lit hood of the sky. Then the cattle would gather all around us in […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SPRINGBORO, Pa. — There will be a one-day gathering for 4-H members with teaching on selecting a project animal, nutrition and inoculations, housing and equipment and the finished show animal from 2 to 5 p.m. March 6 at Joe Schwartz Shady Lane Farm, 4268 Beaver St. in Springboro, Pa. For more information, call Yvonne Murkens […]

USDA: Organic dairies must get cows out on pasture 120 days

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WASHINGTON — If you want to follow national guidelines for selling organic milk, your dairy animals must graze pasture during the grazing season — and that must be at least 120 days per year. The USDA announced details Feb. 12 of the final regulation regarding access to pasture for organic livestock operations. This rule amends […]

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