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Mt. Pleasant Community Garden volunteers share gift of fresh produce

Monday, April 6, 2015

Since 2011, Mount Pleasant Community Garden volunteers have donated more than 43,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Stark County Hunger Task Force, assisting them in alleviating hunger through their 32 food pantries. You can help.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 4/4

Saturday, April 4, 2015

This week’s top stories include a calf born with its heart in its throat, the reality of poverty and hardship in southeastern Kentucky, the best fruits and vegetables for self-sufficiency, USDA crop insurance deadline information and perspectives on 2015 dairy prices.

Pick a chick: Choose the best breed of poultry for your backyard

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ask a dozen a poultry enthusiasts what the best breed of chicken is and you’ll get a dozen different answers.

Ohio governor signs nutrient bill with ag limitations

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New law will prohibit manure and fertilizer application to frozen and snow-covered ground in the western Lake Erie basin.

Donniella Winchell puts Ohio wine on the world stage

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Donniella Winchell’s credentials when she helped form the Ohio Wine Producers Association in the mid-1970s were rather limited. But she grew up among a family of wine-making aficionados.

Dairy Service Unit recognizes top producers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cows in Holmes County make milk. And they make a lot of it, for a long time.

Water storage project to advance new practices

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Purdue project is looking at the economic and environmental benefits and costs of storing water on farms. The project will also address the issues of farm nutrients draining from fields and causing problems downstream.

USDA Planting Intentions Report: Record soybean acres, less corn

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The March 31 USDA Planting Intentions Report finds U.S. farmers expect to plant record-high soybean acreage in 2015.

How to safely burn pasture: 5 tips

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

With careful planning, burning pasture can produce numerous benefits.

More than 100 turn out for OSU small farm conference’s Wooster debut

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

With 150 registered attendees at its first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio State College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science’s Living the Small Farm Dream small farm conference March 28 was a success, organizers said.

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