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Horticulturist suggests creating a backyard trellis for growing grapes

Friday, September 30, 2011

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Good fences make for good neighbors, especially if the fence provides fresh, homegrown fruit every year.

Milkweed editor Pete Hardin says ‘protein and energy’ are the focus of good milk

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Dairy farmers may be selling milk, but it’s the quality of protein and energy in the milk — and what farmers invest to produce it — that will be determine their success into the future, predicts Pete Hardin, editor of the Wisconsin-based dairy publication The Milkweed. “We need to realize that […]

New Ohio State center will focus on shale energy

Thursday, September 29, 2011

COLUMBUS — In response to the growing need for education and research related to Ohio’s developing shale energy industry, The Ohio State University is creating the Ohio State Subsurface Energy Resource Center.

Is there stormy economic weather ahead for U.S. Postal Service?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Can the United States Postal Service survive the modern realities of email, online bill-paying and stiff competition from private delivery companies? Is the U.S. Postal Service terminally outdated?

Time to dig out the winter recipes

Thursday, September 29, 2011

How many times have you — the homemaker, not the housewife as today the homemaker can be any gender, married, single, with or without children — sat down to look for a special recipe you know is in this cookbook, or is it this one, maybe in this envelope … The first thing you know […]

FSA Andy: Agency offers safety nets to assist farmers in difficult year

Thursday, September 29, 2011

For the 2011 year, all counties in Ohio have been given an Emergency Disaster Designation which makes the local farmers and livestock producers eligible for several programs and special funding.

Judith Sutherland: Even idols can have rock-solid roots

Thursday, September 29, 2011

After my recent Farm and Dairy column in which I dreamed of joining Diane, Peggy, Kathy and Janet as the fifth singing Lennon Sister, I received more comments and compliments than I’ve had in a very long time.

Vacation With Us… Crow

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gerald and Donna Crow, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy along on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Vacation With Us… Lumley

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lyle Printing’s graphic designer Ralph Lumley, of Columbiana, Ohio, (left) is pictured with Daniel DeBellis outside the front gate of Buckingham Palace in London.

Yes, I’ve gone batty

Thursday, September 29, 2011

One of the many things that keeps our marriage interesting is that I am a very unpredictable (see also: maddening ) person. Mr. Wonderful, bless his heart, continues to labor under the delusion that much of what I do should make sense. I don’t know if and when he will ever get the hint that […]

Dairy Excel: Everyone brings different skills to the farm, the challenge is matching to task

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Farming has seen many changes and advancements in technology that has allowed and even encouraged more daughters to think about returning to a business that was once thought of as a ‘man’s business.’

Be prepared: Applying Boy Scout’s motto to travel

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Preparing for a hunting adventure can be as enjoyable and challenging as the trip itself. A great friend and I are heading to Manitoba, Canada soon for several days of duck hunting, and we are already worried about packing all the things we may need and making sure everything is ship shape to avoid problems […]

Scott Shalaway: What’s causing mysterious dragonfly swarms?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Over the last several weeks I’ve received many emails and letters from readers reporting large aggregation of dragonflies, usually hovering above the grass in wet meadows and hayfields.

A vital part of history: the Homestead Act

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Already deeply engaged in a bloody war, a young, untested president– whose thin resume noted but a handful of undistinguished terms in the Illinois General Assembly and a brief stint in Congress — did not hesitate when Congress delivered legislation that might spark a new beginning for a tiring nation. When Abraham Lincoln signed the […]

Penn State offers risk management program for women in farming

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Responding to a need for education designed to help women manage business risks and enhance the financial viability of their agricultural operations, Penn State Extension will offer a workshop series to be held at six locations across Pennsylvania.

Think About It: A Good Summer

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I cannot believe how quickly the summer of 2011 passed by. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we planted our garden, and now it is all gone and cleaned up for another year.

Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Cord automobile maker lives rags to riches story

Thursday, September 29, 2011

How many of you have seen a Cord automobile? Although the first Cord car was introduced in 1929, I don’t remember ever seeing one on the road when I was a boy, and I knew the name, and usually the model of virtually every car I saw.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 29, 2011:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

WATERFORD, Ohio — The Waterford FFA chapter competed and placed third overall in the Eastern Regional parliamentary procedure contest held Sept. 16 at the Eastern States Exposition, or Big E. Members that competed from the Waterford FFA chapter were Cameron Bookman, Blake Campbell, Jessica Coulter, Katrina Ford, Autumn Hendershot and James Whalin. The team advanced […]

Calculating the value of conservation

Thursday, September 29, 2011

It’s no secret that every tax funded agency has been under scrutiny the past several years to justify its existence, and soil and water conservation districts are no different. While the value of conservation to society is long-established, putting an actual dollar value on clean water, clean air, open spaces and productive soils is elusive. […]

Federal dairy policy seeks market ‘security, stabilization’

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The bill is expected to replace “current, outdated dairy programs” with “new risk management tools.”

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