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Natural gas industry may spur job growth in the state of Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 11, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The developing natural gas industry in Pennsylvania will create jobs and offer opportunities for local residents. At least that’s what a recently report by the Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment says. The report suggests that, depending on the intensity of development, between 1,292 and 2,153 direct, full-time jobs could be required in […]

Youth compete at Keystone Classic

Saturday, July 11, 2009

PROSPECT, Pa. — The Northwest Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the annual Keystone Junior Beef Classic May 23 and 24. Exhibitors came from Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania to compete for prizes. Breeds included Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental and cross-bred. Overall, 129 breeding stock and 92 steers were shown by 127 youth. […]

Pig breeders gear up for Pennsylvania performance tested swine sale

Friday, July 10, 2009

FURNACE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center’s Swine testing program is finishing this year’s program and getting ready for their annual sale Eligible pigs in this year’s program must have been farrowed between Jan. 1 and Feb. 10, 2009. The five-month test evaluates rate of gain, feed efficiency, muscle development and fat deposition in […]

Learn to manage your manure: Ohio State University can help

Friday, July 10, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Learn the best ways to manage manure, use it on your land and know if you’re doing it right at Ohio State University’s 2009 Manure Science Review.

Penn State Cooperative Ext. names interim director

Thursday, July 9, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Cooperative Extension has named Dennis Calvin interim director effective July 1. Calvin, who has been associate director since January 2006, will fill the post while a national search is conducted. Daney Jackson recently announced he would step down after nearly five years as director of extension. Calvin joined the […]

Group takes new look at food safety

Thursday, July 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announce suggestions for upgrading the food safety system. Food safety. Created by President Barack Obama in March to advise the administration on how to upgrade the food safety system for the 21st century, the working group is […]

Is solar power in your future?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

WARREN, Ohio — Have you been wondering if solar technology could work for you on your farm or in your home? Then a trip to Warren, Ohio, may be the thing you need. Visitors will witness a working photovoltaic system at James Kilpatrick’s farm beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11. Local volunteers for the […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days celebrates farming and the farmer

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Waterloo, Wisc. — The 2009 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held July 21 through July 23 and will feature technology and tradition. Event location This year,Wisconsin’s largest agriculture exposition takes place at The Crave Brothers Farm LLC in southern Dodge County. From heritage tractors to field demos, with a focus on interactive family fun […]

Crops recovering, but yields will remain a mystery

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The tally for losses from a June hail storm and recent heavy rainfall is not yet known.

Ohio church serves God, community with small-scale urban gardening

Thursday, July 9, 2009

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Members of Common Ground Church Community in North Lima, Ohio, have the opportunity to begin their Sunday mornings a bit differently than most churchgoers — by watering and weeding in the church’s adjoining greenhouses and gardens.

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