Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Penn State University recently announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development.
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Catch up on FFA news from your local chapters — Urbana FFA, Black River FFA, Crestview FFA, Southeast FFA, Lorain County JVS FFA and Zane Trace FFA.
fracking lecture web

Daniel Raimi, author of The Fracking Debate: the Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution, will give a presentation at Penn State March 1.
ginseng root

American ginseng hunters are being reminded that uncertified root may not be possessed after March 31 without a weight receipt.
Pennsylvania farmland

The Pennsylvania farmland preservation marked a milestone in the history of the nation-leading program, committing more than $1 billion since 1988.
drainage and waterway, WOTUS

Individuals interested in applying for the Conservation Enhancement and Outreach Project should make an appointment with a local NRCS conservationist.
OEFFA Sherrod Brown award

Over 1,000 farmers and local food advocates came together for the 39th annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference Feb. 16-17 in Dayton.

Pullers from Ohio and Pennsylvania were among the top finishers at the 50th Championship Tractor Pull in Louisville, Kentucky.
Map of lower Michigan counties

A trace investigation from a bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herd in Ottawa County, Mich., has led to the identification of a bovine TB positive roping cattle herd in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. An Indiana herd is also linked to the outbreak.

Findings from Penn State researchers have implications for plant breeders and improving crop productivity in nutrient-poor soils.
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