Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 9/12

Week in Review: 9/12

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

1. Sarah Stanley lives on at Stark County Fair

On Aug. 1, 15-year-old Sarah Stanley of Stark County lost her life in a tragic farm accident. Sarah’s family and friends decided to take her hog to the fair this year, just like she’s done since she was 9 years old. Her hog ended up selling for more than $90 a pound.

Sarah’s family is using the money to set up a scholarship to go to an individual who aspires to become a veterinarian, which is what Sarah wanted to do. Once a bank account is set up, donations will be accepted for the scholarship fund.

2. Canfield Fair 2015

Check out results and photos from this year’s Canfield Fair auction, which took place Sept. 3, 4 and 6. The 512 lots totaled $527,510.15.

3. September’s gardening to-do list

Whether you’ve planted a fall garden or are preparing to finish off your summer crops, stay active in your garden this month. Hardy perennials can be planted soon, seeds can be saved from harvested vegetables and cleaning up your soil now will save you time in the spring.

4. 5 simple season extenders for the home garden

Not ready to say goodbye to your garden? Farm and Dairy online columnist Ivory Harlow suggests five ways to extend your garden through fall and into winter.

Cold frames, bell covers, row covers and field hoop houses all provide plants with protection from cold air. Planting cold hardy crops like spinach and baby greens is another way to keep your garden growing past summer.

5. Not your typical livestock buyer

When Christian Pernell’s reserve champion rabbit meat pen was sold, 14-year-old Chase Snyder came forward to shake his hand. Snyder, a fellow 4-H member, owns his own show cattle company.

Snyder recognizes the importance of programs like 4-H and wanted to support another member by giving back some of the money he’s earned with his business.

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