COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is presenting a cover crops workshop Sept. 15, which will feature technical presentations and hands-on activities. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Instructors include Dr. John Cardina, Alan Sundermeier and Sustainable Agriculture Research […]
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an incentive program that encourages planting cover crops.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applying manure to a tiled field doesn’t have a negative effect on nearby water — in terms of carbon — when compared to other fertilizer systems.
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Finger Lakes Sustainable Farming Center is showcasing creative practices to inspire the work of agriculture professionals and farmers in the Northeast. A two-day program, Creative Agriculture Approaches to Sustainability on the Farm, will be offered Aug. 19-20 at the Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, N.Y. Day One includes two farmer-led panels […]
JEFFERSON, Ohio — To help new and existing farmers find ways to diversify their agricultural production, the Ohio State University Extension offices in northeastern Ohio are offering a Northeast Ohio New & Small Farm College for four weeks this fall.
Pilot program will create clean energy from dairy farms.
DULUTH, Ga. — Angus Genetics Inc. and Merial are jointly providing American Angus Association breeders with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) powered by IGENITY. According to the two companies, this will be the first time beef producers have access to genomic-enhanced EPDs for multiple traits at once — and from an Angus-specific DNA profile. Improves […]
IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corporation is joining hands with Synthetic Genomics to research and develop next generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae.
DULUTH, Minn. — About six out of 10 highway deaths occur on roads considered rural, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Now, rural transportation safety experts at the University of Minnesota have launched a national service to help drivers identify the most dangerous portions of upcoming trips. New service. SafeRoadMaps.org is a service that immediately […]
WASHINGTON — The National Agricultural Statistics Service is collecting updated information on the number of acres planted in corn and sorghum prior to the Aug. 12 production report, due to variable weather conditions in key crop-growing regions. The June 30 acreage report included estimates of 2009 planted area for principal crops, based on data collected […]