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Nine common myths about wind energy

Monday, September 21, 2009

There are lots of myths that some people have about wind energy and its potential.

New pest identified in Ohio soybeans

Monday, September 21, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said the root mealybug has been found in some soybean fields. He and […]

Grain rescue demonstrations to be held at Farm Science Review

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year’s Ohio State University Farm Science Review, Sept. 22-24, will be the site of agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain. Designed to educate. Ohio State University […]

A maze of pink: Farm features corn maze, paintball and pig race

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Run with pink pigs and shoot up the corn maze with pink paintballs for cancer awareness at Niederman Family Farm this fall.

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. […]


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