Here are this week’s top stories from Farm and Dairy:
If you want garlic next summer, plant it this fall. Farm and Dairy online columnist Ivory Harlow explains the differences between hardneck and softneck garlic and the varieties that belong to each category.
Planting garlic in the fall will give it time to establish, overwinter and then form bulbs in the spring. By mid to late summer, garlic will be ready for harvest.
See photos from this year’s Summit County Fair sale, which took place Aug. 1. A total of 222 lots were sold, with a total of $54,486.55.
A father and son team from Florida was arrested in Ohio and sentenced to prison time and house arrest for illegal hunting practices and trafficking deer. The deer that the father attempted to ship to Florida from Ohio were not clear of chronic wasting disease, tuberculosis and brucellosis.
The father owned hunting preserves in Logan County, Ohio, as well as in Live Oak, Florida. He illegally used tags and charged hunters to hunt in his preserve without obtaining a hunting preserve license. Both men pleaded guilty in February.
See photos from the Sale of Champions at the Mercer County 4-H Roundup, which took place July 31.
On Aug. 7, Roy Loudenslagerof Marion and his late brother, Don, were inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame at the Ohio State Fair. Their father, Forest, was inducted in 1978.
Roy and Don began farming together in the mid-1950s. Don passed away in 2014, but Roy continues to be active on the farm, with his wife, Judy, alongside him. Their grandson, Jonathan Zucker and lifetime farmhand and family friend Rick Craycraft also work on the 2,000 acre farm.
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