COLUMBUS — New evidence shows that participation in Ohio State University Extension’s “Real Money, Real World” youth financial literacy program spurs young people to make significant changes in their spending, saving and educational habits. The 2009 study surveyed 332 students from five counties who participated in the program, designed for students in grades six through […]
COLUMBUS — High-yielding varieties coupled with ideal growing conditions can turn an average crop into a record season. With this year’s Ohio wheat crop on its way to falling into that category, growers are wondering if the magic can happen again next year. Jim Beuerlein, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, says yes, as long […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Average Crop Revenue Election Program, also known as ACRE, is a tool designed to provide downside price and yield protection for U.S. crop growers. Purdue University’s Chris Hurt encourages growers to evaluate the program one last time. “If you have decided to stay out of ACRE for the 2009 crop, […]
Check out these photos from the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Summit County Fair.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dairymen pay close attention to their feed bills. And they should, since feed is a major expense on the dairy farm. But what about your electric bill? There might be some ways you could shave some dollars off your electricity use. Shouldn’t ignore In South Dakota, for example, electricity alone represents 30 […]
Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]
SmartStax just received registration from the U.S. EPA and Canadian Feed Inspection Agency, setting the stage for a 2010 commercial launch.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Horses at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, have been quarantined after at least three horses tested positive for the neurologic form of Equine Herpesvirus, or EHV-1, according to Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. There is no threat to human health from EHV-1. Severe effects “Equine Herpesvirus causes upper respiratory infection […]
Groups gather to learn about livestock and ways to handle the animals.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — In June, six members of the Zane Trace FFA chapter attended the first session of FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio, along with more than 250 other FFA members from around the state. The theme for this year’s camp was “Pirates of Leesville Lake” and many of the camp activities […]