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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.

Northwest Pa.’s Pioneer show always a good one

Thursday, July 28, 2011

By TOM DOWNING Farm and Dairy columnist Attending steam shows involves some nostalgia if we have been there before, and the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania certainly is one of those for me. I believe this was their 47th year and I know I have missed a few, but not too […]

FSA Andy: Low-interest loans can teach youth financial responsibility

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Farm Service Agency has Youth Loans available. These loans can be up to $5,000 and the youth must be age 10 through 20.

Life Out Loud: It came in through the window

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The devil is in my house. It came in through a window, like most burglars do, gaining entry to our inner sanctum and stealing my pride without my knowledge or consent.

Dairy Excel: Water is the most valuable nutrient. Are your cows getting enough?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We need to be on our best behavior in the management of the water supply for dairy cattle during the summer.

Judith Sutherland: Grandmother lives on in shepherds

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The regret of never having had the opportunity to meet my paternal grandmother has always been with me, but the sense of loss has become stronger as I have grown older.

A-maizing corn has been around for centuries

Thursday, July 28, 2011

For the next few weeks fresh sweet corn will be available at roadside stands, farmers markets and even grocery stores. When the corn is fresh and sweet, it can set off a buying frenzy among shoppers. Everyone wants a dozen ears of corn when it’s fresh and sweet. Ancient origins A taste for sweet corn […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 28, 2011:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

BELOIT, Ohio — West Branch FFA met July 21 at the Texas Roadhouse in Alliance, Ohio. Future meetings and upcoming events were discussed. All officers were present along with advisers Michael Bardo and Gregory Sharp. The nest meeting will be at the West Branch High School agricultural shop in August. * * * PLYMOUTH, Ohio […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 28, 2011:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen had a 4-H meeting July 20. Members practiced for skillathon and worked on their project books. The Jr. Fair theme is “Around Geauga County in five days with Jr. Fair.” The club will use this theme to decorate the board in the dairy barn at fair. Five members attended […]

OSU Extension workshop to assist with transferring farm businesses

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — As the age of farm operators increases, transferring the ownership and management of the family farm will become one of the most important issues farm families will face.

HSUS controlling Ohio Livestock Standards Care Board?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Editor: Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of The United States, brags about how he controls the Ohio Livestock Standards Care Board. Is this true or is this more HSUS bull? We all know they have trouble telling the truth. We all know they are good at making videos. We all know they think […]

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