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Ohio Sea Grant Researcher receives NOAA grant to study when algal blooms become harmful

Justin Chaffin, research scientist for The Ohio State University’s Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant, along with partners across Ohio and Michigan, has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study what causes Lake Erie algal blooms to become toxic. The study, which will incorporate both computer modeling and hands-on laboratory [...]

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New Animal Sciences chair named

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) announced the appointment of John Foltz as chair of the Department of Animal Sciences. He will join CFAES for a four-year appointment on Oct. 9, 2017. “I am extremely excited to return to my alma mater to head an important department in CFAES,” Foltz [...]

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Ohioan wins Ag Leader’s $25,000 giveaway

Lora Howell from Danville won $25,000 worth of precision equipment for her farming operation from Ag Leader Technology. With the help of Evan Watson with Precision Agri Services, Inc., Howell created a video to share her story and participate in the national contest. The video of her farm to got her into the top three [...]

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Jeffries announces formation of Seed Genetics—DIRECT, LLC

Chris Jeffries from Washington Court House recently announced the formation of a new company, Seed Genetics—DIRECT, LLC. “Seed Genetics—DIRECT, LLC will be a direct sales company offering a pricing structure that will be fair to all customers, not just the larger farmer. Seed Genetics—DIRECT will eliminate the middle man and deal directly with growers,” Jeffries [...]

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Ohio student creating Fast Farm

Raised on a corn and soybean farm in Kenton, Brandi Barrett was destined to become an agricultural entrepreneur. Barrett is a recent graduate in agricultural business at Iowa State University. This summer, Barrett was selected and is currently going through a 10-week summer accelerator at Iowa State University called CYstarters. The program is led by [...]

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Farmers help Ohio students earn scholarships

With the help of local farmers, 22 Ohio students have been awarded scholarships from the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program, established in 2014, seeks to raise awareness of the job prospects in agriculture and provides scholarships to students pursuing studies in ag-related fields. While agriculture has become [...]

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Ohio family recognized for historic Angus herd

James Rentz of Creek Side Farm in Coldwater is well known in the industry for his 65 years of dedication raising high-quality Angus cattle and making monumental impacts within the breed and its Association. The American Angus Association is proud to recognize Rentz as a recipient of the Historic Angus Herd award as a way [...]

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McDonald new SCI director of agronomic services

Seed Consultants welcomes Bill McDonald as their new Director of Agronomic Services. Bill has a long track record of providing excellent agronomic advice to growers in the eastern Corn Belt. Additionally, he is a past Ohio Certified Crop Advisor of the year. “Bill brings an outstanding track record of providing excellent agronomic advice as well [...]

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Brown selected as nationwide Teach Ag ambassador

Kelse Brown, of Edgerton was recently selected as a National Teach Ag Ambassador, an outreach program of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators to promote the agricultural education profession. Over the next year, Brown will be one of 12 future agriculture teachers from across the nation who [...]

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Wehrkamp takes leadership of Animal Agriculture Alliance board

Terry Wehrkamp, director of live production, Cooper Farms, is now chairperson of The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors. Cooper Farms has been a member of the Alliance for more than 10 years and Wehrkamp has served on the board since 2014. Wehrkamp accepted the gavel at the spring board meeting earlier this month from [...]

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