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Ohio State Fair enshrines eight leaders

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Ohio State Fair inducted eight new Hall of Fame members July 28 in the Rhodes Center Auditorium: John and Bonnie Ayars of Champaign County, Joseph Ciacchi of Delaware County, Tim and Glenda Huffman of Franklin County, Mary Miller of Knox County, Christopher Nethers of Licking County and Nevin Taylor of Union County.

Grazing bison is pretty much like other livestock: Gotta pay attention

Friday, July 29, 2011

Intensive grazing management concepts work the same, even if you’re raising buffalo, like the Swope farmily at Heritage Lane Farm.

Wheat growers can consider storage options to manage scab

Friday, July 29, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wheat growers can take steps during harvest and in storage to control head scab in the crop. Disease development Head scab, or Fusarium head blight, develops in humid, wet conditions and moderate temperatures when the plant is at flowering. If wheat has scab, elevators may not accept it or might offer […]

Mich. farmers vote to create wheat program

Friday, July 29, 2011

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan wheat producers have approved a referendum to establish the Michigan Wheat Program. Voting results Of the 1,374 valid ballots received, 747 producers voted yes (54 percent) representing 6,107,731.47 bushels (54 percent) and 627 producers voted no (46 percent) representing 5,243,187.27 bushels (46 percent). For the program to be adopted, more than […]

Oland and Leland Baker, Don Rupert, Allen Dickey to enter Columbiana Co. Ag Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame committee will induct Allen Dickey, of Lisbon; Don Rupert, of New Waterford; and Oland and Leland Baker, of Lisbon, into the Hall of Fame.

Vacation With Us… Simmons

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hank Simmons of Salem, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy with him on a trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We enjoyed hanging out poolside with the palm trees and sunshine and can’t wait to go back! (Hint, hint, Simmons.)

Mesotrione controls weeds in corn, can carry over to soybeans

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WEST LAYFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University weed scientist says farmers need to take precautions to prevent carryover of Mesotrione, an active ingredient in several corn herbicides, into the following year’s soybean crop.

Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Catalog from 1894 gave advice to farm owners

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I have a reprint of The Country Gentleman’s Catalogue for 1894. Published in England, it was meant not for the English yeoman farmer who actually did the work, but for the “gentlemen” who owned those farms and estates.

Pennsylvania ram lamb and meat goat buck sale slated for August 6

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center will host a sale of the top-performing ram lambs and meat goat bucks selected from an industry-improving growth trial at 1 p.m. Aug. 6.

OSU Extension hosts web meeting to discuss ruminant pastures, parasites and profits

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — OSU Extension will offer three Internet-based meetings to discuss and demonstrate parasite biology, managing drug resistant worms and various grazing strategies.

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