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The good old farmboy network

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Most folks are familiar with the Good old boy network, a loose collection of family and friends that can be tapped for personal or business needs. Few, however, know that agriculture has it own network, the good old farmboy network.

Cats can impact more than the farm

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cats of every color and every possible temperament have long been a part of just about any farm I have ever set foot on, and most can agree that they are good to have around if they are capable hunters.

A tale of three hunters and their owner

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meet four kindred spirits: Georgia, Gabby, Ike and Rick. Georgia is five years young, spunky and quick, friendly one minute, aloof the next, a mirror image of her daughter Gabby, a mouthy squirt with a competitive drive that pops up every time the going gets tough. Ike, on the other hand, is a more laid […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 19, 2011:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

BARLOW, Ohio — The Warren FFA chapter has begun its officer team election process. Applications were due on Dec. 15. There are 10 positions on the officer team to be filled including: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, student adviser, sentinel and three committee chairs. The first vote will be at the January meeting, where […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 19, 2012:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

BURTON, Ohio — Flockmasters 4-H club had a chili cook-off at the Jan. 10 meeting. After the meeting, the club heard a report on the science of meat. Meetings will be on the second Tuesday of the month in the school building on the fairgrounds. Officers will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will […]

Experts give suggestions on stopping earthquakes as result of injection wells

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A meeting was convened to gather expert testimony on the matter of Class II brine injection wells Jan. 17.

Pa. Preferred products give visitors a taste and a look at what’s possible

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pretzels, pickles, cheese and pancakes. Oh, where do I start? This is just a short list of the PA Preferred products available at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 7-14. Product branding PA Preferred™ is the official branding program of agricultural commodities produced in Pennsylvania, and identifies agricultural products grown and processed here […]

Youngstown meeting doesn’t give exact answers to earthquake questions

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Without a doubt, injection wells in Ohio will continue to be a hot topic in the future. Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone convened a public meeting of the city of Youngstown public utilities committee Jan. 11 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Area residents came in the hopes of finding out some information about […]

Ohio produce growers and marketers urged to join food safety program

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you want to market produce in the future, you will “need” to be part of a trusted food safety certification program, officials say.

Sustainable food leaders to be honored at PASA annual conference

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MILLHEIM, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) will recognize the winners of its Sustainable Ag Leader Award and Sustainable Ag Business Leadership Award, Mary Seton Corboy of Greensgrow Farms and Frankferd Farms Foods, during its annual conference in February.

Sale of Champions rounds out junior livestock exhibits at Pa. Farm Show

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Sale of Champions kicked off the Junior Livestock Sale Jan. 10 at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Grand and reserve champion lambs, pigs, steers and goats sold to the highest bidders, bringing $35,200.

Would you open your barn doors?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

If we don’t tell the public about agriculture, who will? You know who will. So are you ready to start talking yet?

New Pa. Farm Show exhibit: Today’s farm has nothing to hide

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“If we’re ashamed of what we’re going, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it.” Opening the barn doors at Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit.

Indiana County man’s ponies win at Farm Show

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Tim Juart’s team of ponies pulled more than four tons of weight to win the heavyweight class in the pony pull at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Pa. Farm Show scholarship awards go to 26 students

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 26 students with $3,500 scholarships Jan. 10, at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Agriculture Secretary George Greig presented the scholarship awards.

Learn to make maple candy

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BURTON, Ohio — A seminar on how to make maple candy, cream and other sweet treats will be held Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Big Creek Park, Cherry Room, 9160 Robinson Road, in Chardon Township.

Partnerships bring sustainability schools to Pennsylvania

Monday, January 16, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, already at the forefront of farm-based education in Pennsylvania, recently launched a new effort aimed at providing courses for consumers interested in living more sustainably.

Western Pa. youth tops lamb show

Sunday, January 15, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hayden Demniak, 11, of Carmichaels, Greene County, claimed the top spot in the market lamb show at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

2011 is a banner year for Holsteins

Sunday, January 15, 2012

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Holstein Association USA reports that 2011 was an exceptional year for U.S. Registered Holsteins. Enthusiasm for the Holstein breed is high and growing, evidenced by the 360,149 Holsteins that were registered, as of Dec. 31.

Prized porker exhibited by York County resident

Saturday, January 14, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Supreme Champion swine at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Yorkshire, JTPS1 Flair 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett of Airville, Pa., York County.

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