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A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

BEVERLY, Ohio — The Fort Frye FFA attended the National Soil Judging contest in Oklahoma. Team members Josiah Fryman, Heidi Heiss, Greg Heldman and Derek Kirkbride won second place in Rural Soil Judging in Ohio and won the opportunity compete in the National Soil contest. The team placed 23rd in the nation for land judging. […]

Reader welcomes HSUS to Ohio with open arms

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Editor: As a Farm Bureau member, the victim of one of the six Park Farms broiler grow-out operations now unable to sell my home for its market value, I do hope that Farm Bureau realizes it must treat all its members the same. For years, I called attention to the plight of our situation by […]

Dump your milk: California dairymen say two-day dump would help market

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California milk producers trying to increase market prices are encouraging dairymen to dump their milk May 31 and June 1.

A little bit of everything: Ohio farm goes for different breeds

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Diversity, sustainability and self-sufficiency are words to farm by for Ralph and Connie Rice of Jefferson. From sheep without wool to short-legged cows, from the maple sugar shack to Connie’s quilting machine, Riceland Meadows is a farm marching toward as much independence as anyone can achieve on 73 acres. The unwoolly woolies […]

Globalized agriculture requires regulation

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The food chain goes well beyond the farm, so get ready for more regs.

Happy cows, as ankle bracelets prove, like to relax

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You know a barn is full of happy cows when you see them all lying down.

‘Thanks, Dad’

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

He taught you how to drive a tractor, pushed you on the swing and drove you to all your sports practices. He silently held your hand through the rough times and loudly celebrated your achievements. He instilled in you a strong work ethic. He is your protector, the constant in your life and your go-to-guy. […]

A final salute: Playing taps for 63 years

Monday, May 25, 2009

For 63 years, an Ashland County man has played his own tribute on Memorial Day to those who serve.

Ohioan makes it through first year at West Point

Sunday, May 24, 2009

When the 1,300 young men and women entered the gates of the United States Military Academy last June to begin careers as officers in the U.S. Army, time became a watch word.

Ag Greeks raise record funds in support of farmers with disabilities

Saturday, May 23, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University agricultural Greek organizations raised more than $700 to help a Somerset County dairy farmer. Members of Delta Theta Sigma, Alpha Zeta and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternities, and Sigma Alpha sorority gathered the funds through a penny war campaign sponsored by AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians. Donation The donation was presented […]

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