Archive for October, 2014

After 150 years, USS Monitor sailors receive military burial

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors, recovered by NOAA and the U.S. Navy in 2002 from the ship’s gun turret, were buried March 8, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Western Pa. No Till Conference: Cover crops may hold the key to success

Friday, March 29, 2013

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. — Farmers took time out of spring planting preparations March 26 to attend the Western Pa. No-Till Conference in West Middlesex, Pa. However, longtime attendees said a lot has changed during the 16 years of the conference. It is no longer solely about the benefits of no-till, but about the use of […]

Garner’s auctions farm toys

Friday, March 29, 2013

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Garner’s Auction Center held its fifth winter toy auction March 9 in Carrollton. There were many toys from the 1950s-60s with a few from the 1940s plus a good selection of Precision toys. Items auctioned included No. 2 Precision John Deere As with cultivators that sold for $230 and $185, an Oliver […]

Columbiana-Mahoning dairymen among state’s top-producing herds

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Columbiana-Mahoning DHI, or Dairy Herd Improvement, honored its top herds March 22 at its annual banquet at the First United Methodist Church in Salem.

Project restoring abandoned mine lands gets regional honor

Friday, March 29, 2013

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — A previously devastated area of southeastern Ohio is now experiencing renewed health and resiliency thanks to an extraordinary local partnership with the Wayne National Forest. The health of Monday Creek’s watershed has improved dramatically due to collaboration between the Wayne National Forest and the Monday Creek Restoration Project, Ohio Department of Natural […]

Spring turkey season will happen… no matter what

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sitting here with another deep freeze kind of day tapping on a frosted window, it’s hard to picture that in one month Ohio’s spring wild turkey season will open. But the calendar doesn’t lie and April 22 will happen, ready or not. Emerging trees and grass. Spring turkey hunting coincides with the emerging season, a […]

Wayne County honors top managed dairy herds

Thursday, March 28, 2013

By SUSAN MYKRANTZContributing Writer SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Over the years, the Wayne County Dairy Service Unit has recognized the county’s outstanding milk producers during its annual banquet. This year, they also recognized the county’s best-managed dairy farms during the annual banquet at The Barn Restaurant. Management emphasis Matt Kauffman, a member of the Dairy Service […]

Is your child a picky eater? Blame it on your genes

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Parents may plead, cajole or entice their children to try new foods, but some kids just won’t budge. Now, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals that the reason these kids fear new foods has less to do with what’s on their plate and more to […]

Ohio State Parks offer a night of free camping

Thursday, March 28, 2013

COLUMBUS — Pull out the camping gear, grab the makings for s’mores and leave the wallet at home for a night of free camping with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The night of free camping will be available at 54 campgrounds within Ohio State Parks April 18. Reservations For this promotion, campers can make […]

Save money on heating costs using switchgrass

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — Studies by a USDA scientist have provided a complete cost-benefit breakdown of using switchgrass pellets, which are potentially a cheaper source of energy, instead of fuel oil to heat homes and businesses in the Northeast. Agricultural Research Service researcher Paul Adler led efforts on a lifecycle analysis that compared costs of energy generation […]

Conservation Stewardship Program back on track due to passage of funding bill

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — A bill to fund the federal government for the remaining six months of fiscal year 2013 is now awaiting the president’s signature. The House of Representatives passed the government funding bill recently by a vote of 318-109. Senate passage occurred with a 73-26 vote. The final bill removes all remaining obstacles to farmers […]

Workshop offers producers tips to expand sales using mobile media

Thursday, March 28, 2013

PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio food producers who want to increase their markets, grow their customer bases, improve profitability and increase visibility can learn strategies on how to leverage mobile media marketing during an April 24 workshop offered by Ohio State University Extension. The “Maps and Apps” workshop will teach participants how to make the most […]

Vacation with Us: Renovetz

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dan Renovetz, of Northfield, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy along for his rookie trip to the Florida Flywheelers February Tractor Show. It was a repeat trip for Marti and Dan Schaefer, of New Springfield, Ohio. Renovetz participated in the vehicle parade three mornings and drove a Silver King tractor in the tractor parade. He hopes […]

Vacation with Us: Denwell

Thursday, March 28, 2013

John Dewell, of Scio, Ohio, went wild hog hunting in the mountains of Tennessee. He got a nice boar and Farm and Dairy was there to record the kill! He shot it with a 1895 Marlin 45-70. Dewell is hoping to go bear hunting out West next year.

Threat of corn flea beetle moderate to severe in Ohio this spring

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — Growers scouting their fields this spring should be on the lookout for corn flea beetle, as the relatively mild Ohio winter Ohio is expected to cause a moderate to severe infestation of the pest, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist says. Corn flea beetle, which targets corn through the spread of the […]

Vacation with Us: Beverly

Thursday, March 28, 2013

David and Beverly Hanson, of Cherry Valley, Ohio, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a farm tour in Hawaii. Joining them were Melvin Marrison and Evelyn Zaebst of New Lyme, Ohio, and Farm and Dairy.

Lake Erie Birding Trail comes alive during spring migration

Thursday, March 28, 2013

COLUMBUS — Spring migration will bring millions of birds to Ohio in the coming months, and the Lake Erie Birding Trail offers an opportunity to view many rare species, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Lake Erie Birding Trail encompasses the Ohio shoreline and inland areas from Conneaut in the east to […]

Unlike cattle, sometimes we need to move out of comfort zone to grow

Thursday, March 28, 2013

It caught me by surprise. As I was glancing at all the Facebook chatter, links, updates, and social news, I saw a caption. It was a link to an article titled “How Dairy Cattle Judging Made me Rich!” Nothing could have captured my attention any quicker than this tidbit linked to the “Bullvine” page. Immediately […]

Farm friends enrich our lives

Thursday, March 28, 2013

“Farmers. You have to love them to like them. You have to live among them to understand them, and even then you can’t be sure. Even now when I see Dick and Carr out in the yard talking earnestly and Carr picking up some stick to whittle, I expect to learn that someone’s wife has […]

Miriam Miller

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — Miriam M. Miller, 85, of Walnut Creek, Ohio, died March 27, 2013, at her residence. She was born June 2, 1927, in Sugarcreek, Ohio, to the late John H. and Gladys (Lenhart) Stingel. She attended Heidelberg University, Kent State University and the University of Wyoming. She taught school from 1947-1954 at […]

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