Thursday, July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers markets have had a sudden influx of new customers, many seeking stability in local food systems. While they are part of our history, many believe farmers markets are also part of our future.

Alan Guebert presents the facts and offers advice on changes that will help everyone survive 2020 for a hopeful, better 2021.

The Canfield Fair will be a junior fair only this year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A lot changed between when the Harrison County Fair book went to the printer, and when the fair’s 2020 shows began June 24. But from June 24-26, 4-H'ers still gathered to show and sell their market projects at the 2020 fair.

Tim McDermott, an educator with The Ohio State University CFAES, shares six tips for keeping your vegetable garden healthy and productive all summer.

Alan Guebert analyzes the current status of global trade in the wake of the havoc wreaked by the coronavirus.

Find more COVID-19 news here.

COVID-19 Cancelations

The midway at the Canfield Fair.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some fair boards have canceled all or part of their fair for the 2020 season.

Ohio State University Extension is canceling all 4-H events, activities and programs through July 6, and all 4-H camps through Aug. 31, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Bloir, Ohio's 4-H assistant director told 4-H members and volunteers in an email today.
FFA members sit next to each other in chairs.

The 2020 Ohio FFA Convention has been canceled, following concerns and orders on the COVID-19 pandemic.
ffa girl talks about dairy

Across Pennsylvania and Ohio, 4-H and extension activities are on hold to hopefully slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
livestock unloading

To combat the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is recommending farmers not stick around after unloading livestock at auction facilities.

Find more COVID-19 cancelations here.

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