Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 8/1

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Week in review 8/1

Here are this week’s top stories from Farm and Dairy:

1. Undisputed precision ag: Ohio State logo in cornfield

A cornfield on the Molly Caren Agricultural Center grounds in London, Ohio, is showing Buckeye pride, but there’s a reason for that. The field is actually a demonstration field for Ohio State University researchers to test new dual-hybrid precision ag.

The field was seeded with a Case IH planter fitted with Precision Planting multi-hybrid seed meters. Other fields throughout Ohio are being used by OSU Extension for examining the corn and soybean technology.

2. Ohio State Fair: Legen-dairy Buckeye team celebrated in butter

The American Dairy Association Mideast unveiled this year’s Ohio State Fair butter sculpture July 28. This year, the sculpture commemorates the Ohio State Buckeye football team and its historic win in the 2015 playoff game against the Oregon Ducks in January.

The sculpture includes the butter cow and calf, Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye, a replica of the National Championship trophy, two Ohio State football helmets and a life-size sculpture of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer. The display took 500 hours to complete, 400 of which were sculpting hours. The display contains 2,000 pounds of butter.

3. Perfect preserves: 5 tips for jam and jelly

Making jams and jellies is a science. That’s why Farm and Dairy online columnist Ivory Harlow offers five key tips for creating perfect preserves whether you’re using fruit, berries or even jalapeños.

From choosing the best fruit available to getting the recipes just right, jam and jelly making takes practice, but practice will lend itself to brag worthy results.

4. Veterinary camp comes to East Canton

East Canton’s Red Star Veterinary Clinic recently hosted a vet camp for middle school and high school students. More than 100 students attended to have hands-on experience and to learn about career opportunities in the veterinary field.

The camp featured more than a dozen workshops, ranging from dental health to trimming and shoeing a hooves. They also dissected chickens to learn more about the birds as well as to open their eyes to reality of surgeries that veterinarians have to perform.

5. Carroll County Fair 2015

See photos from this year’s Carroll County Fair sale, which took place July 24 and 25. A total of 292 lots were sold, with a total of $423,808.81.

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Katie Woods grew up in Columbiana, Ohio. Katie likes reading, writing, enjoying the outdoors and DIY projects.

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