Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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United Local FFA Members

We asked FFA members to share why they say thanks to FFA by participating in our photo booth at the 2016 Ohio FFA Convention in Columbus, May 5 and 6.
Firelands FFA Crochet header

It may not be a typical FFA project but at Firelands High School, students spend downtime with yarn and hook in hand, crocheting for a cause.

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Infographics

completed shale well

In southwestern Pennsylvania, Washington County leads with the highest number of producing wells as of the end of April.
Utica shale wells

Carroll County leads Ohio with the most producing wells again in April.


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Around the Table

The American Farm Bureau Federation's survey of classic Thanksgiving Day dinner indicates the average cost of this year's feast is $5 per person.
Venison steak

How Tos

There are many old wives’ tales associated with live Christmas tree care, but what actually works? Learn to separate the facts from the myths.

Closed terrariums don’t require a lot of space or direct sunlight to thrive. Learn how to design, plant and maintain a self-sustaining terrarium.

Christmas Baking Photo Contest

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Brag About Your Bag

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Columns

lambs

It's been a rough decade for the journalism industry. Agriculture, too. Don't let the "sad farmer" stories distract you. Just like in journalism, farming has people who make it work.
Dean Foods products

Dean Foods filed for bankruptcy Nov. 12, so what's next for the dairy market? Alan Guebert has some thoughts.

Can you help us solve this antique mystery? This week's new item, even has an auction house stumped! Will it stump you too?
dairy cattle

The 2018 dairy analysis work is in the books and is very reflective of the challenges Ohio’s dairy industry has faced since 2014.
Rural stream

It is important that you understand the documentation and permissions that need to be in place before beginning any project that might impact water quality. 

Infographics

reindeer on lighted tractor

The sixth annual Linesville Lighted Tractor Parade drew thousands to the small town in Crawford County.
christmas tree

There are many old wives’ tales associated with live Christmas tree care, but what actually works? Learn to separate the facts from the myths.
Beef cattle eating

A newly approved U.S.-Japan trade deal is being called a win for farmers. The agreement will lower tariffs for U.S. beef and pork exports.
Christmas trees on a farm.

There should be no Christmas tree shortage this year, and the lower supply and high demand means a strong market for farmers, an industry rep says.
Matthew Hissa

Matthew Hissa, a 13-year-old from Middlefield, Ohio, bagged an a-typical 8-point buck in Middlefield, Ohio on Dec. 2.

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Farming 101

5 things young farmers should know about finances

Upcoming features:

Balance sheet

Cash flow

Building credit

We’re featuring a series of “101” columns throughout the year to help young and beginning farmers master farm living. From finances to management to machinery repair and animal care, farmers do it all.

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