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Can’t see the invasive species for the trees? Check your woods

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Once an invasive vegetative species takes hold in woodland areas, eradicating it is next to impossible. Ohio State University Extension forestry specialists are joining industry representatives at Farm Science Review to educate woodland owners on best land management practices to better deal with invasives. They take over “Invasive species are very good […]

Researchers develop new glue from corn

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

After the oil is extracted from corn germ meal, the corn germ is typically fed to poultry and other livestock animals. But a new, value-added use could be on tap for this “leftover.”

Farm Science Review bioenergy program aimed at hobby farmers

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Small-acreage and hobby farmers interested in transitioning to energy independence can find more information at Farm Science Review on how to use on-farm resources as renewable energy. When and where Maurus Brown, an Ohio State University Extension specialist who is involved in bioenergy initiatives at OSU South Centers at Piketon, will present […]

Shake, gavel and roll: Carroll Co. native is auctioneer by day and Elvis by night

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

By SUSAN MELLISH Contributing Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Mike Albert has always been a cut-up; a person who loves center stage; an entertainer. This former Carroll County native attended auctions with his parents and was entranced by the auctioneer running the show. Is it any wonder he gravitated toward this profession?

Interstate meat and poultry shipping regulations proposed for small plants

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published proposed regulations to implement a new voluntary cooperative program under which select state-inspected establishments will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce. The new program was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to supplement the existing federal-state cooperative […]

Photography book combines art, ag

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SIDNEY, Ohio — A new coffee table book, Images from the Land, has found a way to connect two seemingly incomparable industries — art and agriculture.

State, local budget crunches forcing Extension offices to go to voters

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Coshocton Co. OSU Extension is asking voters to pass a levy in November. The county is not alone.

Green roofs: Gardens are going up and away

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Green roofs seem to be sprouting all over the country these days. From New York to Chicago, from office buildings to schools, many communities are getting excited about the potential of green roof technology.

Raising a new crop of farm to table chefs

Monday, September 14, 2009

BOULDER, Colo. — Culinary School of the Rockies is pioneering a new approach to culinary education through their Farm to Table externship. Innovative Culinary School of the Rockies is the only culinary school in the nation to offer an innovative five-week off-campus externship that takes students to work on farms, wineries, ranches and restaurants. A […]

USDA seeks nominations for advisory committee

Monday, September 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — Nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are being accepted through Oct. 5, according to USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppes. Qualifications To qualify, individuals must belong to or participate in any of the following groups, programs or agencies: USDA’s Farm Service Agency; state beginning […]

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