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A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter placed second at the district agricultural mechanics skills contest March 18 at Lorain County JVS. The team will now compete in the state contest April 9 at OSU-ATI in Wooster. Individually, Andrew Baldner placed first. The chapter has also participated in four invitational career development event contests: at […]

Strickland signs Livestock Care Standards Board legislation

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed the legislation making the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board a reality March 31. State Representative Allan Sayre sponsored the bill, which creates the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board and establishes the terms of office for the 13 members of the board. Bill is now law The bill, which […]

The secret life of garden soil

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Soil is alive. Much more than a prop to hold up your plants, healthy soil is a jungle of voracious creatures eating and pooping and reproducing their way toward soil fertility. A single teaspoon (1 gram) of rich garden soil can hold up to 1 billion bacteria, several yards of fungal filaments, […]

Time will tell: farmers say they plan on record soybean crop

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Corn and soybean acreage increases is being planned in many states across the United States.

Ohio creates Center of Excellence in agriculture, food and bioproducts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut unveiled the creation of a new Center of Excellence in Agriculture, Food Production and Bioproducts March 30 at The Ohio State University’s Food Industry Center in Columbus.

Andrew L. Stevens

Monday, March 29, 2010

SUNBURY, Ohio — Ohio agricultural educator and journalist Andrew L. Stevens, 74, Ostrander, formerly of Williamsport, died March 24, 2010, in Sunbury. Mr. Stevens was born in Woodstock, Ohio, on Jan. 7, 1936, the first of seven children to Raymond H. and Ruth M. (Penn) Stevens. He attended Ostrander and Willis high schools and graduated […]

Seed vault stores global crop diversity insurance policy

Monday, March 29, 2010

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — Days after celebrating its second anniversary, the Svalbard “Doomsday” Global Seed Vault received thousands of new seeds that will push its collection to more than half a million unique samples, making it the most diverse assemblage of crop diversity ever amassed anywhere in the world.

DuPont Pioneer to build new research labs in Iowa

Friday, March 26, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred is expanding its presence in central Iowa with additional lab facilities focused on advanced plant genetics.

Some lawns showing signs of a harsh winter

Friday, March 26, 2010

FRANKLIN, Pa. — As the snow recedes, many lawns are showing the scars of a tough winter … gray and pink patches, and fuzzy mold-like growth. These are symptoms and signs of a lawn disease called snow mold says Jeffrey T. Fowler, turfgrass educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Venango County. Snow mold is a […]

Mo. dairyman Randy Mooney named DFA chairman

Thursday, March 25, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dairy Farmers of America’s board of directors has elected Missouri dairyman Randy Mooney to the position of chairman. Mooney succeeds Tom Camerlo, who died in December. Also at the election meeting, the board named Wayne Palla first vice chair. Mooney is chair of National Milk Producers Federation and serves on the […]


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