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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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A barn full of Internationals and not a tractor in sight

I often find myself driving through rural Ohio and wondering what is hiding, purposefully or not, behind the rotted walls of centuries old barns in the countryside. There are surely stories those structures could tell and who knows what treasures that might lie within — most with more value of sentiment than monetary. But never [...]

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Charolette Martin, two-and-a-half, from Franklin County, plays with her new, handmade wooden toys made by Russ Riggle of Possum Products LLC in Newcomerstown.

Power Show photo highlights

Power Show Ohio, the area’s largest indoor show, wrapped up last weekend. With more than 200 exhibitors displaying products and services from more than 500 companies, the three-day event gave attendees access to the newest in the power equipment industry including agricultural, construction and outdoor power equipment.

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Kendal Frazier, Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association

2017 OCA meeting and banquet set goals and highlighted award winners

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association gathered for another fantastic meeting where they hashed out policy, recognized award winners and set goals for 2017. OCA president Joe Foster discussed the accomplishments of the organization in the last year and highlights from the meeting. “One of the high points was a new dues structure for student members. We [...]

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A panel featuring Dave Brandt and Neil Badenhop covered a broad range of topics.

No-Till Conference highlights

There was plenty to discuss at yesterday’s Ohio No-Till Conference. Slugs have been a long-time problem in no-till and Kelley Timon discussed strategies for controlling them, including some initial research on the role of cover crops. Bill Haddad talked about the importance of managing weeds to prevent resistance problems from developing and a panel featuring [...]

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