Saturday, July 24, 2021

With recent reports of sick and dying songbirds in Ohio and surrounding states, hobby and backyard poultry owners should take steps to protect their flocks. 
Cattle on pasture.

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture announced a pilot project to help increase the value of West Virginia cattle.
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Members of the newly elected Zane Trace FFA officer team had a summer retreat July 6. 
gardening news

Best practices in home food preservation techniques will be the focus of a Penn State Extension webinar series. Learn more about dates, times and topics.
wild turkey

Citizen scientists can participate in surveying Ohio's wild turkey and ruffed grouse populations by reporting sightings in July and August.

The Happy Harvesters 4-H Club had a meeting June 27, at the Community Bible Church-Loving People, in Strasburg.
Spotted Lanternfly

Research conducted by Penn State scientists has led to an online tool that can help predict seasonal egg hatch for spotted lanternflies.
tractor rollover

A new study by Penn State researchers suggests that the agriculture industry is even more dangerous than previously believed. 
wind turbines

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved applications for two more solar projects during its July 15 meeting. Within the last month, the board has approved 877 megawatts of solar energy to be constructed in the state.
Two girls pet goats at a fair.

A year ago, some Ohio fairgrounds stood empty for most of the summer. Now, with COVID-19 cases mostly waning and guidelines lifted, they’re back in business for the 2021 season.