NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Members of Common Ground Church Community in North Lima, Ohio, have the opportunity to begin their Sunday mornings a bit differently than most churchgoers — by watering and weeding in the church’s adjoining greenhouses and gardens.
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — On June 8, 15 West Holmes FFA members attended FFA Camp Muskingum. Members attending camp included: Ryan Jacobs, Shane Gardener, Chris Neville, Cory Phillips, Maggie Raber, Karrissa Coblentz, Paul Skolmutch, Brant Duncan, David Campbell, Brandon Bowles, Brooke Landon, Travis Campbell, Cynthia Bunch, Kiersten Sigler and Marshall Overholt. The year theme was pirates […]
CADIZ, Ohio — Dairy baskets will be sold first at the Harrison County Fair Sale July 10, beginning at 4 p.m. Twenty-one dairy youth have worked with their dairy heifers and cows throughout this year. This year, the Harrison Dairy Board and dairy youth have created a Green Dairy Basket. The basket is actually a […]
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution put forth by the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative to support the production, sale and consumption of local, sustainably produced foods in the city and surrounding region. Four main areas The Homegrown Minneapolis initiative began in December 2008 and met with more than 100 stakeholders within the city […]
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Trumbull County Fair.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead the Obama Administration’s Rural Tour. Over the next several months, Vilsack will be joined by top administration officials at discussions throughout the country about how the USDA and other federal agencies are working to strengthen rural America. Vilsack and Vice President Joe Biden kicked off the […]
DAYTON, Ohio — The Dayton Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of DPL Inc., has issued a request for proposals regarding biofuels for use at its generating stations. Plans The company plans to purchase a maximum of 15,000 tons of biomass fuels by the end of 2009 and a maximum of 100,000 tons in the […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This year’s unusually wet spring and early summer has led many farmers to store hay that’s wetter than normal, increasing the danger of barn fires, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Often, farmers have reported they know the hay they are baling is wetter than they’d […]
MADISON, Wis. — With the caloric needs of the planet expected to soar by 50 percent in the next 40 years, planning and investment in global agriculture will become critically important, according a new report released June 25. The report, produced by Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s leading global investment banks, in collaboration with […]
By KAREN L. KIRSCH Contributing writer STOW, Ohio — Daniel Ryan of Stow, Ohio, is not your average guy on the street. The former horticulturist at Hale Farm and Village in Bath sometimes found himself called upon to harness and drive the farm’s team of Belgian draft horses and even the oxen. Little did Ryan […]