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A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

COLLINS, Ohio — Heather Sayler, Erin Koehler, Erik Hansberger, Mandi Combs and Matt Scheerer represented the Western Reserve FFA Chapter at the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. They learned not only how to be better leaders, but also to be concerned with the things that are going on around them and to help others. […]

Washington Co. cattleman relies on wife, faith for helping raise Angus

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

COAL CENTER, Pa. — For Paul Salansky of Coal Center, Pa., raising Angus cattle is more than just a hobby or a pastime. It’s all about faith, family and friendly competition.

Cattle roundup visits southwest Ohio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OXFORD, Ohio — Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup will take place Aug. 29, starting with a morning tour of selected beef operations in southwest Ohio. An afternoon informational session will feature five speakers who will address the animal rights movement and its threat to animal agriculture. The association invites all who have an interest in Ohio’s […]

Cornell events focus on Marcellus shale issues

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of public meetings across New York’s Southern Tier during July and August to educate residents about issues associated with development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale region runs from the Southern Tier of New York through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio […]

CWT opens another herd retirement

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Better hurry if you’re interested. Bids must be postmarked July 24. ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) announced that it will conduct its second herd retirement of 2009.

Harrison County Fair 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Harrison County fair ended its yearly run with nice sunny weather and higher sale prices this year. The sale garnered $12,672.76 more than the 2008 Junior Fair livestock sale. One of the biggest price increases was found in the steer sale ring. The grand champion steer earned $5.50 per pound compared to last year […]

New Livestock Indemnity Program

Monday, July 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced eligible ranchers and livestock producers can begin applying for benefits under the provisions of the Livestock Indemnity Program in the 2008 farm bill. “This program will provide livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Vilsack. Result […]

Twenty-two farms kick off New York’s statewide Dairy Profit Team program

Monday, July 13, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Twenty-two dairy farms across New York state will use teamwork to help improve finances, milk production and much more. The farms are among the first in the state to sign up for a Dairy Profit Team, under a program by the NY Center for Dairy Excellence to establish 45 new teams this […]

Horse farm education program expanding across New York

Monday, July 13, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A program to provide education and facilitate resources for horse farm businesses is trotting to horse owners throughout the state. The CCE Equine program was founded by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County in 2005. From the beginning, educators reached out to surrounding counties in the capital region, and are now attempting […]

How to know if your garden is infected with late blight

Monday, July 13, 2009

COLUMBUS — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center June 25 and recent wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard […]

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