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50th Sale of Champions

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held on the last day of the Ohio State Fair in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as [...]

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Junior Market Barrow Show at the 2017 Ohio State Fair

Junior Market Barrow results   Berkshire Grand Champion: Ava Genter, Archbold Reserve: Aaron Rolfe, Sabina   Chester White Grand Champion: Lillian Rees, Bidwell Reserve: Alexa Hawk, Harrod   Dark Crossbred Grand Champion: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford Reserve: Mason Creager, Wauseon   Duroc Grand Champion: Coby Hughes, Sabina Reserve: Gracee Beth Stewart, Sabina   Hampshire Grand Champion: [...]

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2017 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Show

Check back daily for photos and results from the 2017 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse show. CLICK HERE FOR THE GOVERNOR’S CUP VIDEO Monday, July 31, 2017 Afternoon Show Photos Evening Show Photos Official Results from Monday’s Show ALL MONDAY RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 Official Results from Tuesday’s Show ALL TUESDAY [...]

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This Blanchard Valley River bottom road may flood...
Photo by Shane Kellogg.

Rainy weather plagues July

The first half of July has left many farmers with very soggy, flooded fields and struggling crops all around the state of Ohio. It seems there was ample moisture pretty much everywhere in Ohio in the last couple of weeks in what has been a very wet start to the month. “What’s going on right [...]

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The famous Bob Evans bushel of cash was used to buy the 1982 Grand Champion Barrow exhibited by Cheryl Laucher, who is holding the extra $1 for $13,001. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair.

Fifty years of setting the standard: The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions

Fifty years ago, it started with a dream to support the Ohio State Fair’s youth livestock exhibitors. Today, 422 champions have been honored and more than $6.4 million in sales have been generated by the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. “We’re just trying to get them money to go to college and help them [...]

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Ohio to Kansas photo highlights: Farmers helping farmers

March 2017 Ohioans got together through Facebook to lend a helping hand to the folks in need in Ashland, Kansas after devastating wildfires burned the area. March 24 7 a.m: The BAV crew meets up at the Beck’s facility near London. 8:30 a.m: The crew congregated at a rest stop near the Indiana state line [...]

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Logan Schroeder from Defiance County maneuvers his Shorthorn steer.

Ohio Beef Expo highlights

The Ohio Beef Expo celebrated its 30th year in grand style setting records and packing the Expo Center facilities full for the three-day event. “It is great to come to an event like this because it creates enthusiasm,” said John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef specialist. “It is a little bit like a church [...]

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Bruce Kettler got to meet President Reagan during his time as a National Officer.

Ohio’s National FFA Officers

With 33, Ohio has the most National FFA Officers of any state. For National FFA Week, we thought we would highlight Ohio’s talented former National Officers. Here are Ohio’s National FFA officers: Lawrence Augustine, from Ashley, served as the National FFA Second Vice President in 1928-1929. Ralph Bender, from Waldo, served as National Eastern Region [...]

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