Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Ohio program: New cooperative targets farmers’ markets

Friday, October 10, 2008

PIKETON, Ohio — A new statewide cooperative has formed to address the business needs of farmers’ markets while raising their visibility with consumers interested in local products and foods. Through the Ohio State University South Centers Ohio Cooperative Development Center, the Farmers’ Market Management Network, Inc., was established to encourage farmers’ market managers and their […]

No more livestock? Close manure storage carefully

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Producers can convert earthen manure storage structures into ponds, pastures or cropland, but it takes planning.

Ohio receives $99,000 grant to help farmers’ markets

Thursday, October 9, 2008

PIKETON, Ohio — Ohio farmers’ markets and their vendors looking to boost their marketing efforts in providing fresh, local foods to consumers will receive assistance through a new Ohio State University Extension program. OSU South Centers at Piketon was recently awarded a $99,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise grant to launch the Growing! […]

Poultry litter can be valuable fertilizer

Thursday, October 9, 2008

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The high cost of fertilizer nutrients is convincing some producers to go to the birds. Poultry, that is. More specifically, they are turning to poultry waste, or litter. Poultry litter can provide a significant and important supply of nutrients for crop production, said Doug Shoup, Kansas State University Research and Extension Southeast […]

Ohio’s old crop corn stocks are up from last year’s total

Thursday, October 9, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio’s old crop corn stocks in all positions Sept. 1 totaled 75.4 million bushels, 83 percent above the 41.3 million bushels stored one year ago. On-farm stocks, at 27 million bushels, accounted for 36 percent of the total stored and increased 93 percent from the 14 million bushels last year. Off-farm stocks […]

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 […]


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