Stories by Katie Woods

How to build a rain barrel

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ohio has seen its fair share of rain so far this summer. A rain barrel is one way to recycle rain for multiple uses around your home.

Here’s the scoop on summer food safety

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Having a picnic this weekend for the Fourth of July? Make sure your food is prepared and served safely by following these tips.

Human-waste sludge from western Pennsylvania treatment facility questioned for safety

Monday, June 29, 2015

Since the early 1990s, Alcosoil, a sludge (or biosoil) used as fertilizer for crop fields, has been produced at the Allegheny County Sanitation Authority (Alcosan).

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/27

Saturday, June 27, 2015

This week’s top stories include details on the Beaver County Stockman’s Club’s departure from its 4-H affiliation, a feature on newly retired vocational agriculture teacher Mike Bardo, Pennsylvania’s interstate quarantine for bird flu biosecurity and more.

Too much nitrogen: Colorado dairy farmers to employ conservation practices to limit effects on mountain ecosystem

Friday, June 26, 2015

In Rocky Mountain National Park, an excessive amount of nitrogen is causing various changes in the park’s ecosystem.

How to manage your garden after too much rain

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rain is a good thing, especially when it comes to growing plants. But too much rain can ruin a garden.

Bottled water recalled after E. coli detected in water source

Monday, June 22, 2015

The recalled water has codes beginning with “A” or “F.”

How to eat seasonally this summer

Saturday, June 20, 2015

This summer, take advantage of the variety of the fresh fruits and vegetables available at farmers markets, roadside stands and in grocery stores.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/20

Saturday, June 20, 2015

This week’s top stories include an update on the semitruck-trailer accident that let more than 2,000 piglets loose in southwest Ohio, the new agribusiness degree at Kent State University Tuscarawas, tips for attracting pollinators to your yard, the bird flu’s impact on egg prices and tips for choosing garden pest repellents.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/13

Saturday, June 13, 2015

This week’s top stories include commentary from an Ohio 4-H member on the state poultry show ban, first quarter production numbers, a look at the conservation efforts of a Hancock County, West Virginia farm and more.

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About Katie

Katie Woods is Farm and Dairy’s online content producer. She grew up in Columbiana, OH. Katie likes reading, enjoying the outdoors, and experimenting with craft projects.