Country Life

National recognition for Ohio county Farm Bureaus

Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus again lead the nation for quality programming, winning seven of the 24 County Activities of Excellence awards presented by the American Farm Bureau. The awards celebrate unique, volunteer-driven programming at the local level and serve as models of innovation for local program development. As winners, the counties have the opportunity to [...]

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A farm wife’s vow

Recently, a dear friend and farm-wife, Karen, said she had a “special” t-shirt for me. She said she knew I would just love it. When anyone says they have a gift for me, I am all over it. Even t-shirts. Those who know me well know I am really not a die-hard t-shirt gal, and [...]

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AFBF backs timely reg review of food production tools

Coordinated federal review of advances in agricultural biotechnology will help America’s farmers and ranchers achieve gains in efficiency and productivity needed to meet the continued challenges of the 21st century, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “American agriculture must stay on the cutting edge of technology,” Duvall said. “Agency collaboration and efficient [...]

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Funding available to Ohio Western Lake Erie Basin farmers to improve water quality

The next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), as part of a five year, $17.5 million program funded by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Funding is available [...]

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Conley and Dorothy did very well in the disc toss. Photo by Taila Lewis.

Inaugural national dog competition held in Wilmington

It was a “dog-gone” good time at the first ever Eukanuba Performance Games, recently held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington. The games are a series of competitions that require a strong team bond between a dog and its handler for success. The Eukanuba Performance Games lasted four days from September 14 through 17. There [...]

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2018 Farm Bureau YAP Winter Leadership Conference coming up

Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2018 Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience is open to young agriculturalists interested in building leadership skills, networking with agricultural leaders and making a difference in their communities. The conference will be held Feb. 2 and 3 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. Attendees must be Farm Bureau members and programming is [...]

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The changing landscape of the feed mill industry

With futuristic tractors that drive themselves, hybrids that can tolerate just about anything Mother Nature throws at them and more data than farmers know what to do with, today’s agriculture is certainly not your Grandpa’s agriculture. With all of these amazing additions to farming in recent years, some things that have been a part of [...]

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 29 | Of Feed Mills, Fairs, and Ellen

The 29th Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, brings Ty Higgins, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese to the table to talk a variety of agricultural topics — and have some fun along the way. Ty recently spoke with Chris Henney on issues within the feed mill industry and dealing with new regulations from the [...]

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Science education needed to counteract food phobias and fables on social media — and you can help

Popular food brands like Chipotle and Panera gain market share by feeding on American consumers’ lack of scientific knowledge. Their marketing caters to foodies and contributes to unfounded food phobias that have become more prevalent. In previous columns, I’ve shared examples of misinformation about food and modern agriculture that are unsupported by scientific truth, but [...]

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