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USDA Grant helps Ohio counties impacted by DHL departure

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding awards that will support rural communities, help create jobs and build regional economies in 34 states, including Ohio. Vilsack made the announcement during the Rural Wealth Creation and Livelihoods Conference, sponsored by the USDA Economic Research Service and the Ford Foundation.

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Grow Forward program partners farmers and OSU athletics

The Ohio State Athletic Department’s Buckeye Club has initiated a new program to engage one of Ohio State’s most loyal and passionate fan bases: Ohio Farmers. The “Grow Forward” program is a partnership between Ohio Agriculture and the Buckeye Club with an ultimate goal of fully supporting Ohio State’s student-athlete …

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Minyo wins Noonan Invitational

Pictured is Dale Minyo holding the coveted Havercamp Cup and wearing the Champions Jacket Dateline Salt Fork State Park Dale Minyo wins the 2011 Noonan Invitational in runaway fashion. This is the first time Minyo has won the event in it’s ten year history. This victory is proof Dale doesn’t …

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Social media seminar

Consumers regularly turn to the Internet as a trusted source of information to learn more about how and where their food is produced – and agribusiness professionals have taken note. Many involved in agribusiness have utilized social media to enhance their business,as well as strengthen relationships with existing customers. To learn more …

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Winterize your horse

By Katie Young, equine nutritionist, Purina Mills, LLC Now that winter is approaching and temperatures are dropping, horse owners must consider winterizing their horses. During the cold season, owners must make sure their animals receive proper feed, water and shelter to stay healthy and comfortable. Feeding Many horse owners believe …

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Update on Ike the rotten mini horse

After chasing Ike, my miniature horse, through the neighborhood a total of three times this spring, things started to settle down. It stopped raining and Ike and his brother, Mike, received regular turn-out, and Ike turned into quite the gentleman. I talked my husband, Mark, and my parents, Ed and …

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Farmland Policy Innovation Center announces Community-Based Agricultural Economic Development Grants

Six projects have been awarded grants through the Farmland Protection Partnership Program sponsored to support community-based agricultural economic development planning projects in Ohio. The program is coordinated by Ohio State University’s Center for Farmland Policy Innovation, housed in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. According to Jill Clark, …

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Characteristics of a successful business

By Matt Reese No matter what specific industry, there are a select few businesses that rise to the top. What separates these businesses from the rest? What do they have in common? What characteristics do those business owners possess? These answers to these questions has been a project of speaker …

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