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Ag is Cool Winners Announced.

  Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer today announced the winners for the 2011 “Agriculture is Cool” visual arts contest. Ohio school children enrolled in school or home schooled during the 2010-2011 academic year shared their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is “cool” …

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Jr. Fair Lamb Show Results

      Breed champions Hampshire – Madison Banbury, Danville Res. Champ- Andy Sloan, Shelby Shropshire- Cierra Jordan, Belle Center Res. Champ.-Kyle Barton, Camden Southdown-Brennen Morman, Leipsic Res. Champ.-Alyssa Muhlenkamp, Celina Suffolk- Logan Harvel, Mt. Sterling Res. Champ.-Taylor Banbury, Danville Dorset- Meghann Winters, Old Washington Res. Champ.- Leslie Small, Gallipolis …

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Beef shortage means hold on to the cows

The quantity of beef available to consumers in the United States has declined a startling amount in recent years, and that trend is going to continue. Unfortunately, even higher retail beef prices can be expected for consumers, said Chris Hurt, a Purdue University Extension economist. “The declining supplies are related …

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State Fair Butter Sculpture Unveiled

The 2011 butter display at the Ohio State Fair, July 27-Aug.7, pays tribute to our nation’s space program and recognizes the retirement of NASA’s space shuttle program. Each year, the American Dairy Association Mideast selects an icon or theme to feature in butter that is non-political, non-controversial and reflects optimism and broad …

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Jr. Fair Goat Show Results

  Grand Champion Market wether: Jordan Fledderjohann, Shelby County Res. Grand Champion Market wether: Eric Egbert, Shelby County Third overall: Katie Egbert, Shelby Co. Fourth overall: Eric Egbert, Shelby Co. Fifth overall: Kinley Kreis, Muskingum Co.

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Ohio Composting Tour Set for Aug. 11 in NE Ohio

Registration is open for Composting in Ohio 2011: A Tour of the Industry, set for Aug. 11 in northeast Ohio. The program is for anyone interested in large-scale composting, recycling and overall sustainable practices. Featured will be: • The Medina County Municipal Solid Waste Processing Complex, the only Class I …

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The dog days of summer

By John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator So just what are the “Dog Days” of summer? According to Wikipedia, the “Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. Based on our latitude in the northern hemisphere, these days usually fall between early July and early September. The name …

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ODA Announces Five Livestock Care Sessions

Farmers, veterinarians and livestock haulers are encouraged to attend one of five informational sessions to be held in August and September by the Ohio Department of Agriculture which will provide an overview of the state’s new livestock care standards. The two-hour sessions will be held in Allen, Highland, Mercer, Muskingum, …

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