Country Life

The East Ohio Women in Agriculture featured a Young Women in Agriculture track for high school students. Here Erika Nigh, FFA District Four president, addresses the group.

First Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Nearly 100 women gathered for the first annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference, held at the Tuscarawas campus of Kent State University in New Philadelphia on March 28. “This has been a dream for several of us for a number of years,” Emily Adams, educator with OSU Extension in Coshocton County and one of [...]

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The 2014 CFAES Banquet was held on Thursday, April 17 at the Ohio Union

2014 CFAES Recognition Banquet “Owns the Night”

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences held its 2014 recognition banquet on Thursday evening. The annual event served as a time for outgoing seniors to say their final goodbyes to classmates and staff before graduation along with introducing newcomers to the wide scope of career paths and focuses the college [...]

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USDA announces funding to train the next generation of farmers

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). “USDA is committed to the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers because they represent the future [...]

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Asparagus making its debut around Ohio

Now starring on a plate near you…asparagus. Now that Junior and Archibald Asparagus have become big names on the screen through Veggie Tale adventures, hopefully more kids and adults alike will open their palates to asparagus. Asparagus makes its Ohio debut in late-April, early May and marks the end of winter and the beginning of [...]

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Japan and Australia forge FTA

After seven years of negotiations, a free trade agreement (FTA) was struck between Australia and Japan. Under the terms of the FTA, the 38.5% Japanese tariff currently levied on Australian beef will be halved to 19.5% over 18 years. The tariff currently applies to frozen beef. A tariff on chilled beef will be cut to [...]

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Dean Woodbury and his young assistant, Kaiden Lynch, drove a team of mares from Blue Ribbon Days Percherons during a breed demonstration at the Equine Affaire.

A Blue Ribbon Day at Ohio Equine Affaire

As it turns out, Blue Ribbon Days Percherons’ 6-horse hitch was one of the surprise performers at the Fantasia shows during the 2014 Equine Affaire in Ohio. Their participation in the event wasn’t quite a surprise to me though, because I follow the hitch’s Facebook page. Since I formed a particular interest in Blue Ribbon [...]

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Circumstantial evidence for spring

It’s been a long, hard, cold, nasty winter. I’ve been impatient waiting for spring. Maybe I’ve watched one too many real crime documentaries, or spent too much time studying law, but I started looking for evidence that winter was finally over. Direct evidence is clear evidence of a fact, happening or thing that requires no [...]

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House passes nutrient management legislation

The Ohio House of Representative approved Senate Bill 150 (SB 150), a bill that requires one farmer per farm operation to be certified to apply fertilizer. “The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) have always taken the quality of Ohio’s water very seriously,” said Brent Hostetler, OCWGA president [...]

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Ohio’s Tax Freedom Day coming up

Ohio’s Tax Freedom Day, the day on which Ohioans have collectively earned enough income to pay off their total federal, state, and local tax bill, will arrive on April 14 this year, making it the 20th state to reach Tax Freedom Day. According to the annual report released this morning by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, national [...]

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