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Readers tell of their best buy at an auction

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We asked our readers to answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Our readers took us up on the chance to tell their stories and responded with some amazing accounts of their auction bargains. They submitted incredible stories of hidden treasures and complete surprises. They all really did get […]

Farm Science Review helps farmers plan for tomorrow

Friday, September 18, 2009

This year’s Farm Science Review runs Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

Initiative to connect consumers with local producers

Friday, September 18, 2009

WASHINGTON — A new initiative — ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ — will begin a national conversation to help develop local and regional food systems and spur economic opportunity. Video To launch the initiative, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recorded a video to invite Americans to join the discussion and share their ideas for ways […]

Geauga County Junior Fair Dairy Show results

Friday, September 18, 2009

BURTON, Ohio — The 2009 Geauga County Junior Fair Dairy Show was held Sept. 4 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Bill Wachtel judged the dairy classes. Showmanship placings were as follows: Senior: First, Jake Lausin, second, Matthew Bruening. Intermediate: First, Evan Parker, second, Rachel Shrock. Junior: First, Zachary Retych, second, Becky Parker. Beginner: First, Lauren […]

Studies: WDGS may be high-quality, low-cost livestock feed

Friday, September 18, 2009

CLAY CENTER, Neb. — Agricultural Research Service studies have shown that “wet distiller’s grain with solubles,” or WDGS, may offer an inexpensive alternative to traditional feed ingredients when fed to livestock. WDGS is a common ethanol byproduct that could replace more costly traditional feed ingredients such as corn, soybean meal, urea, and mineral supplements. WDGS […]

Learn how to cope with Canada geese

Friday, September 18, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — They are a common sight in urban areas, taking up residence along riverbanks and community ponds, stopping traffic as they waddle across roads and making a fine mess of well-manicured lawns and golf courses. Canada geese are viewed by many as a nuisance, but several options exist to help control their populations. […]

Proactive vs. reactive: Bob Evans Farms takes stand in nationwide animal welfare debate

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the record with Sommer Mueller, DVM, director of Food and Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Bob Evans Farms, discussing animal welfare in Ohio.

Auctions feature farm, restaurant equipment

Thursday, September 17, 2009

– Auctioneer Nick Cummings of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company Inc. of Columbia City, Ind., held the Kinzer farm equipment auction Sept. 3 in Greenfield, Ohio. The highest selling item was an Agco 9635 tractor that sold for $34,250. Other top sellers included a Gleaner R-52 combine for $18,500; a John Deere 4430 tractor […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 17, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Mapleton and Crestview FFA chapters held their annual consignment sale Sept. 5. Community members brought in goods to be sold and there was a variety of merchandise at the sale. Large farm equipment was sold along with household items and lawn ornaments. The Mapleton FFA provided a concession stand and students […]

A Portage County farmer is getting it right with his land conservation efforts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Portage County farmer is named one of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award recipients this year.

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