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A weekly roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 9, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

ROCHESTER, Pa. — The Big Knob 4-H Livestock Club will hold a meeting Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Big Knob Grange Hall basement, Rochester. All boys and girls between 8 and 18 as of Jan. 1, 2009, are eligible to join the club. Members will expand their knowledge about working with market beef, […]

A weekly roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 9, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Crestview FFA participated in the 2008 Richland County Soils contest in Plymouth Sept. 16. Crestview won first place in both the urban and rural contest. Placing first in the urban contest was Loren Huliet with a score of 629 and placing second was David Gerster with a 593. Placing first in […]

Donald J. Moore

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

CALCUTTA, Ohio — Donald J. Moore, 63, formerly of Georgetown, Pa., died Sept. 22, 2008, at Calcutta Health Care Center following a brief illness. He was born June 18, 1945, in East Liverpool, a son of the late Kenneth C. Moore and Nina J. Moore Stewart. A lifelong area resident, he worked as a heavy […]

You can go online for LEAP training

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Livestock Coalition is now offering Ohio Livestock Environmental Assurance Program (LEAP I) training online. LEAP I offers livestock producers an opportunity to take a proactive approach in blending sound production economics with concern about environmental quality. The goal of the program is to minimize government regulations by providing producers with an […]

Flags should be lowered to half-staff Oct. 5

Friday, October 3, 2008

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has issued the following statement and proclamation in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Oct. 5. “We honor and salute our fallen firefighters for their noble service and great sacrifice to Ohio and our nation,” Strickland said. President George W. Bush has also ordered the U.S. Flag […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

A roundup of FFA news for Oct. 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter sent three members to The Big E in Massachusetts to compete in the agronomy contest Sept. 13-14. The team consisted of Emily Bon, Hannah Shock and Jeff Stimmell. The team was awarded this outstanding opportunity for placing second at the state level. Before arriving at the Big E, […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Oct. 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

TORONTO, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers met recently with 13 members present. The meeting was led by Frank Mayer. The Buddy Walk for charity, Oct. 4, was discussed, and the bonfire party Oct. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. was planned. The next meeting will be Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the joint vocational […]

Missouri Holstein sets new record

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — MS Bayless Champ Flipper-ET, a four-year-old registered Holstein owned by Derek Page, Mt. Vernon, Mo., has produced a record that makes her the all-time champion for butterfat production in a single lactation in the Holstein breed. Calving at 3 years 9 months of age, Flipper completed a 365-day record on three-times-a-day milking […]

Poor farmers to benefit from worldwide initiative

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NEW YORK — The United Nations World Food Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to help poor farmers across the developing world significantly increase their incomes. The initiative, Purchase for Progress, aims to help hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers access reliable markets to […]

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