FFA News



West Holmes FFA participated in the Holmes County Fair

The West Holmes FFA participated in the 2011 Holmes County Junior Fair. This was held August 8th through the 13th. During the fair, the chapter was involved in a variety of activities including exhibiting animals, creating a fair booth, and making a kids day presentation.

The fair booth was themed board games and games were chosen that represented the chapter activities throughout the year. The booth highlighted events the chapter participated in and showed pictures and statistics of the West Holmes FFA.  Cornhole boards made by last year’s freshmen members were also on display in the booth.

Monday of the fair, Kayla Chandler represented the FFA chapter in the Fair Queen contest.  Other members who were representatives of their 4-H Clubs in the Queen and King contest were Casey Schlauch who was named Queen and Tyler Schonauer who was named King. Marshall Overholt and Garrett O’Donnell were also named King Attendants.… Continue reading

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Benjamin Logan FFA officers travel to a officer training

Submitted by Katelyne Ackley, Benjamin Logan FFA Reporter

Benjamin Logan FFA Officer team traveled to a Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference in Columbus. Members learned what it takes to be a leader and how to improve their leadership styles. They also learned how to meet new people, and how to intermingle with different chapters. Afterwards, members went out for lunch to the Spaghetti Warehouse where they got to spend time together as an officer team. Following lunch, members walked downtown Columbus where they came upon our State House. Then members and other chapters took a tour around the State House.… Continue reading

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Miami East FFA recognized by National FFA

The National FFA Organization recently selected the Miami East FFA Chapter of Casstown, Ohio as a 2-Star National Chapter for the National FFA Chapter Award Program.  In order to be considered for such an honor, the Miami East FFA Chapter had to place in the top 10% in the state of Ohio. In May, the chapter learned that they were in the Top 10 in the state and would have their application forwarded to national evaluations.

This is the 11th straight year that the Miami East FFA Chapter will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in their National Chapter Award program. Two students will receive the plaque on stage during the National FFA Convention, October 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The National FFA Chapter Award program recognized FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA).  These activities and projects provide opportunities for members to achieve in the areas of student, chapter, or community development. … Continue reading

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Preparing for College: advice from Wilmington College student Travis M. Ellenberger

By: Travis Ellenberger, a junior at Wilmington College, studying Graphic Design and Media Production.

I bet you have heard that getting ready for college can be really scary. Well it can be because a large part of the college experience is learning to live on your own and being accountable for your actions. For many, the transition from high school to college is too hard to handle. These students drop out after their first college semester or year. There is a way to avoid the culture shock. I avoided this culture shock using these five easy steps.

• The first one is learning to turn in all your assignments on time. Typically in high school teachers will hunt you down until you turn in all of your homework. College is different. If you don’t turn in an assignment, nothing is said, your grade just suffers. In college you are no longer treated like a child, you are treated like an adult.… Continue reading

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Organic

Starline Organics has found the ingredients for success- Part 1

Starline Organics has found the ingredients for success- Part 2

Organic agriculture improves small farm viability

Good food at the heart of Bluebird Farm

Pickaway County man hasn’t followed typical dairy farming path

Spray Brothers’ long history with organic production- Part 1

Spray Brothers’ long history with organic production- Part 2

Compost is part of the solution to a successful farm

Trash turns to treasure on Pickaway County farm

Stollers farm with nature, not against it- Part 1

Stollers farm with nature, not against it- Part 2

Organic production the solution to farm’s problems

Organic milking improves profits for MartinContinue reading

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Hay

Hay business built on quality and service- Part 1

Hay business built on quality and service- Part 2

Tight hay market continues in 2008- Part 1

Tight hay market continues in 2008- Part 2

Northwest Ohio a hot spot for nation’s alfalfa mills

Service and quality earn a good reputation for hay broker

Columbus Zoo offers a challenging but rewarding hay market

Hay added economic and agronomic stability to Croll family farm- Part 1

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Corn/Soybeans/Wheat

Ohio Ag endures the wettest planting season Part 1

Ohio ag endures the wettest planting season Part 2

Another tough year for wheat Part 1

Another tough year for wheat Part 2

Hot, dry conditions could be disastrous for pollination Part 1

Hot, dry conditions could be disastrous for corn pollination Part 2

Wheat and soybean seed business (CommonGround) Part1

Wheat and soybean seed business Part 2

Conservation can pay

SCI acquisition a product of an evolving seed industry

No-till makes a difference where the rain meets the soil- Part 1

No-till makes a difference where the rain meets the soil- Part 2

Easements ensure Gerber farmland will remain in agriculture- Part 1

Easements ensure Gerber farmland will remain in agriculture- Part 2

Finding a tailored fit for N

Fred Yoder: Leader and land steward

Diamond-S Farms focuses on success above and below the ground- Part 1

Diamond-S Farms focuses on success above and below the ground- Part 2

Beuerlein retires after nearly 40 years of service to Ohio agriculture- Part 1

Beuerlein retires after nearly 40 years of service to Ohio agriculture- Part 2

Tackling the challenges of minimum tillage corn- Part 1

Tackling the challenges of minimum tillage corn- Part 2

Buck demonstrates the dedication of stewardship

Twin-row corn offers a population boost for Ross County farm- Part 1

Twin-row corn offers a population boost for Ross County farm- Part 2

Vertical surface tillage tools gaining ground- Part 1

Vertical surface tillage tools gaining ground- Part 2

Some growers still looking at non-transgenic corn for 2009

The future of IP corn in a triple stack world

Stewardship is a family tradition on Clark County Farm- Part 1

Stewardship is a family tradition on Clark County farm- Part 2

Dorrance honored for service to the soybean industry- Part 1

Dorrance honored for service to the soybean industry- Part 2

Precision pays for Henry County farm- Part 1

Precision pays for Henry County farm- Part 2

Transportation challenges and opportunities face Ohio agriculture

Cooperative’s crushing facility captures soybean value for members

Technology yielded for some Ohio corn

Ethanol production finally drawing near for Ohio- Part 1

Ethanol production finally drawing near for Ohio- Part 2

Evaluating wheat stands in 2007- Part 1

Evaluating wheat stands in 2007- Part 2

Ohio produces bumper crop of farm leadership- Part 1

Ohio produces bumper crop of farm leadership- Part 2

IP wheat can increase profit- Part 1

IP wheat can increase profit- Part 2

Seed corn production offers challenges and rewards- Part 1

Seed corn production offers challenges and rewards- Part 2

Two farms, one philosophy of environmental stewardship

Family business matters

No-till farmer awarded for doing things the right way- Part 1

No-till farmer awarded for doing things the right way- Part 2

Coordinated effort for environmental stewardship

Soybean rust may be the beginning of a new era in soybean production- Part 1

Soybean rust may be the beginning of a new era in soybean production- Part 2

Farm partnership benefits- Part 1

Farm partnership benefits- Part 2

There are many factors to consider when increasing corn in Ohio rotations- Part 1

There are many factors to consider when increasing corn in Ohio rotations- Part 2

NutriDense corn a good fit for a Clinton County farm

Mississippi River legislation’s impact on Ohio agriculture- Part 1

Mississippi River legislation’s impact on Ohio agriculture- Part 2

Conservation Action Project still at work in northwest Ohio

Balanced soil is the key to a viable small- farm business

Ohio corn: 2003 remembered and 2004 outlook- Part 1

Ohio corn: 2003 remembered and 2004 outlook- Part 2

No-till has its own rewards

Soil density changes cause stress and lower corn yieldsContinue reading

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Fresh Produce/Truck Crops

Local food delivery service

Being last is best at farmers markets through season extension

Green Field Farms brings Amish products to consumers

High tunnels gaining interest in Ohio- Part 1

High tunnels gaining interest in Ohio- Part 2

Local products enhance food for central Ohio chef

Produce auctions offer unique marketing opportunities- Part 1

Produce auctions offer unique marketing opportunities- Part 2

Farm life serves family well

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Other

Ohio Means Agribusiness

Brown County farm has been in the family for 212 years

Many Ohio farm families joining the effort to pass Issue 2- Part 1

Many Ohio farm families joining the effort to pass Issue 2- Part 2

Houses, highways, traffic and an Ohio Century Farm- Part 1

Houses, highways, traffic and an Ohio Century Farm- Part 2

Low impact loggers earn national recognition- Part 1

Low impact loggers earn national recognition- Part 2

W.D. Farms offers “Excellence in Manure Application” to the tri-state area

Clinton County farm raises deer with a classic hunting look- Part 1

Clinton County farm raises deer with a classic hunting look- Part 2

Judy farm rich with excellence in agriculture- Part 1

Judy farm rich with excellence in agriculture- Part 2

Edenfield Century Farm still operates much like farms of the past

Continuous improvement earns Paulding County farm national recognition

In Licking County, agri-tourism is Devine- Part 1

In Licking County, agri-tourism is Devine- Part 2

The search for better life in America proves fruitful

Family goes the extra mile, and miles, to gain 4-H livestock experience

Birdfeed business adds diversity to family farm

Dailey leaves Agriculture Department- Part 1

Dailey leaves Agriculture Department- Part 2

Young farmer takes business beyond the farm

Interest in baling cornstalks increasing across Midwest

Irrigation in Ohio?-Continue reading

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Speciality Livestock

Rus-Men Farms Part 1

Rus-Men Farms Part 2

Ohio fish farms rising fast

Goat cheese processor seeks good sheep dairy producers- Part 1

Goat cheese processor seeks good sheep dairy producers- Part 2

Love for outdoors leads Forsythe to farriering

Managed browsing is focus of Fairfield County Boer goat farm

Young entrepreneur cashes in on marketing meat goats- Part 1

Young entrepreneur cashes in on marketing meat goats- Part 2

Business is hopping at Ross County rabbitry- Part 1

Business is hopping at Ross County rabbitry- Part 2

Innovative producer markets natural, locally raised meats- Part 1

Innovative producer markets natural, locally raised meats- Part 2

Albrights are “full go” into Boer goats- Part 1

Albrights are “full go” into Boer goats- Part 2

Cochrells have long history of caring for Wayne County farm- Part 1

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Christmas Tree

The Canaan Fir story

Ohio hosts 2011 National Christmas Tree Association Convention- Part 1

Ohio hosts 2011 National Christmas Tree Association Convention- Part 2

Christmas trees part of a long line of agriculture on the Bailey Century Farm- Part 1

Christmas trees part of a long line of agriculture on the Bailey Century Farm- Part 2

Sugargrove Tree Farm is worth the commute- Part 1

Sugargrove Tree Farm is worth the commute- Part 2

Winding career path led to Christmas trees- Part 1

Winding career path led to Christmas trees- Part 2

Ohio Christmas tree pioneer still shearing- Part 1

Ohio Christmas tree pioneer still shearing- Part 2

Kringle’s Holiday Farm offers magical moments- Part 1

Kringle’s Holiday Farm offers magical moments- Part 2

Christmas tree grower has presidential aspirations- Part 1

Christmas tree grower has presidential aspirations- Part 2

Business is booming for Smith Evergreen Nursery

Timber pegs hold tree farm together- Part 1

Timber pegs hold tree farm together- Part 2

Big Tree Plantation lives up to its name- Part 1

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Lamb

Good stewardship, healthy pastures produce a lot of sheep on Harrison County Farm

Ohio Sheep Day Part 1

Ohio Sheep Day Part 2

Ohio Sheep Day Part 3

Cline plans to winter graze sheep on standing corn

Chain ewe starts a family tradition for environmental stewards- Part 1

Chain ewe starts a family tradition for environmental stewards- Part 2

Riverwood Farms to host Ohio Sheep Day, genetics conference in July

Tunis sheep help Erwin earn national FFA honor- Part 1

Tunis sheep help Erwin earn national FFA honor- Part 2

“Agri-preneurs” immersed in Romanov sheep, mother earth lifestyle- Part 1

“Agri-preneurs” immersed in Romanov sheep, mother earth lifestyle- Part 2

Pasture and roaster market make for a profitable sheep operation- Part 1

Pasture and roaster market make for a profitable sheep operation- Part 2

Ohio’s most recent Master Shepherd has an enviable marketing plan

School aims to offset some of state’s sheep shearer shortage- Part 1

School aims to offset some of state’s sheep shearer shortage- Part 2

Kaufman believes sheep shearing is his calling- Part 1

Kaufman believes sheep shearing is his calling- Part 2

Van Nostran positioned wool cooperative to better serve sheep producers

Brandt has had a lifetime of raising and enjoying sheep- Part 1

Brandt has had a lifetime of raising and enjoying sheep- Part 2

Award-winning Clinton County sheep operation gets a lot of visitors- Part 1

Award-winning Clinton County sheep operation gets a lot of visitors- Part 2

Coyotes are a huge problem for Harrison County sheep operation- Part 1

Coyotes are a huge problem for Harrison County sheep operation- Part 2

Couple trade corporate jobs for full-time livestock farming adventure- Part 1

Couple trade corporate jobs for full-time livestock farming adventure- Part 2

Hands-on, post-farm gate program draws national sheep school to Ohio

On-farm research program looks for answers to sheep parasite problems

On-farm custom slaughter facility caters to ethnic customers

Sheep launch Flora from 4-H father to national industry leader- Part 1

Sheep launch Flora from 4-H father to national industry leader- Part 2

Century farm continues sheep, lamb legacy- Part 1

Century farm continues sheep, lamb legacy- Part 2

Shepherd promotes sheep industry in Ohio, abroad- Part 1

Shepherd promotes sheep industry in Ohio, abroad- Part 2

FarmMarkets offers top prices for premium meats produced to specs- Part 1

FarmMarkets offers top prices for premium meats produced to specs- Part 2

Stitzlein raises sheep for show ring and rail- Part 1

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Swine

Farming, stewardship are in the Stebbins brothers’ blood

Bornhorst provides a booming voice for Ohio pork- Part 1

Bornhorst provides a booming voice for Ohio pork- Part 2

Stitzlein named Ohio pork industry’s manager of the year- Part 1

Stitzlein named Ohio pork industry’s manager of the year- Part 2

Environmental stewardship is front page news- Part 1

Environmental stewardship is front page news- Part 2

Owens honored for his years of managing South Charleston swine herd- Part 1

Owens honored for his years of managing South Charleston swine herd- Part 2

Cull sows create cash flow for FFA entrepreneur

4-H project becomes Moyer family showpig business- Part 1

4-H project becomes Moyer family showpig business- Part 2

Would-be accountant makes switch to award-winning swine manager- Part 1

Would-be accountant makes switch to award-winning swine manager- Part 2

Group program saves farm producers a bundle in workers’ compensation coverage- Part 1

Group program saves farm producers a bundle in workers’ compensation coverage- Part 2

Niman Ranch pork is a perfect fit for Henry County producer- Part 1

Niman Ranch pork is a perfect fit for Henry County producer- Part 2

Japanese pork producers find similarities, differences on Ohio farms

Fulton County farmer is happy producing pork- Part 1

Fulton County farmer is happy producing pork- Part 2

Program prepares pork producers to tell the industry’s story

New program helps Ohio’s pork producers polish their community image

Direct marketing allows Wagner to maintain a small, profitable pork operation

Outstanding Young Pork Producer enjoys being around pigs- Part 1

Outstanding Young Pork Producer enjoys being around pigs- Part 2

Bayes enjoys raising pigs and helping improve the pork industry- Part 1

Bayes enjoys raising pigs and helping improve the pork industry- Part 2

Contract hogs bring additional income for Humbert family- Part 1

Contract hogs bring additional income for Humbert family- Part 2

Checkoff-funded program helps ensure pork is properly hauled- Part 1

Checkoff-funded program helps ensure pork is properly hauled- Part 2

Pork All-American manages a diverse family partnership- Part 1

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Beef

Standing corn provides cheap winter feed

Royers care for their farm the best they know how

Logan County cattleman joins Ohio beef industry’s elite- Part 1

Logan County ca ttleman joins Ohio beef industry’s elite- Part 2

Young cattle producers strive for best cows possible- Part 1

Young cattle producers strive for best cows possible- Part 2

2009 is a banner year for Grimes family’s beef operation- Part 1

2009 is a banner year for Grimes family’s beef operation- Part 2

Felumlee’s ambitious Angus efforts earn statewide recognition- Part 1

Felumlee’s ambitious Angus efforts earn statewide recognition- Part 2

Fairfield County farm was natural fit for beef heifer program

Pasture production keeps soil in place on Highland County farm

Fayette County’s Sexten honored for beef Industry excellence- Part 1

Fayette County’s Sexten honored for beef Industry excellence- Part 2

Cows have always been on Adams County Cattleman’s mind- Part 1

Cows have always been on Adams County Cattleman’s mind- Part 2

Wagyu cattle allow Luneborg to set his own market price

Scholl Angus herd survives multiple moves, suburban sprawl- Part 1

Scholl Angus herd survives multiple moves, suburban sprawl- Part 2

Hively farm celebrates 200 years in Columbiana County- Part 1

Hively farm celebrates 200 years in Columbiana County- Part 2

Show cattle program helps prepare inmates for reentry into public life- Part 1

Show cattle program helps prepare inmates for reentry into public life- Part 2

Ethanol boom makes distillers grains a growing part of Ohio feed rations- Part 1

Ethanol boom makes distillers grains a growing part of Ohio feed rations- Part 2

Young Cattleman honoree focuses on show feeders- Part 1

Young Cattleman honoree focuses on show feeders- Part 2

To the Berry family, beef carcass shows simply make sense- Part 1

To the Berry family, beef carcass shows simply make sense- Part 2

Brown County farm to host inaugural Ohio Heifer Development Program

Clinton County family feels lost not pulling a livestock trailer

Environmental improvements enhance productivity, profitability on Perry County farm- Part 1

Environmental improvements enhance productivity, profitability on Perry County farm- Part 2

Wolfinger named OCA Young Cattleman of the Year- Part 1

Wolfinger named OCA Young Cattleman of the Year- Part 2

Champion Hill produces performance cattle with eye appeal- Part 1

Champion Hill produces performance cattle with eye appeal- Part 2

Family Farm Network beefs up Ohio’s economy

Corcoran is crop man by birth, cattleman by default- Part 1

Corcoran is crop man by birth, cattleman by default- Part 2

Correctional facility offers growing outlet for Ohio beef cattle

Grass-fed livestock galore are pastured, marketed from Trumbull County farm- Part 1

Grass-fed livestock galore are pastured, marketed from Trumbull County farm- Part 2

Greenacres Farm grazes beef cattle inside Cincinnati’s beltway- Part 1

Greenacres Farm grazes beef cattle inside Cincinnati’s beltway- Part 2

Top young cattleman takes beef from pasture to plate- Part 1

Top young cattleman takes beef from pasture to plate- Part 2

Producing quality Hereford seedstock is a Morrison specialty

Specialty program “beefs” up Ohio’s cattle market

Handheld computers can help cattle producers collect herd data

Coolville couple with city roots now happily raising beef cattle

Lohr has gradually built a successful beef operation- Part 1

Lohr has gradually built a successful beef operation- Part 2

EQIP funds help Wilmington College expand grazing program

Commuting cattleman enjoys challenge of starting anew in mature years

Extending grazing season makes dollars, and sense- Part 1

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Dairy

Caldwell Dairy

Lou Brown Dairy Part 1

Lou Brown Dairy Part 2

Ohio State’s Columbus dairy farm has transitioned to all Jerseys

Donation nets new parlor for ATI dairy farm

Good family with good cows now makes good ice cream- Part 1

Good family with good cows now makes good ice cream- Part 2

Sheffield has a lifetime of dedication to Holsteins and dairy farming- Part 1

Sheffield has a lifetime of dedication to Holsteins and dairy farming- Part 2

Snowville Creamery takes big gamble on small-scale dairy processing- Part 1

Snowville Creamery takes big gamble on small-scale dairy processing- Part 2

Ohio’s Hartschuh wins national FFA dairy production award- Part 1

Ohio’s Hartschuh wins national FFA dairy production award- Part 2

Monroe County couple pass crash course in cheese making

Farm relocation allows Rawns to build ideal one-man dairy- Part 1

Farm relocation allows Rawns to build ideal one-man dairy- Part 2

Gallia County heifer program puts cattle back in empty barns- Part 1

Gallia County heifer program puts cattle back in empty barns- Part 2

Manure lagoon cover is no-risk benefit to Miedema Dairy Farm

Community pride, new cooperative keep Wauseon dairy plant in production

Ohio lab offers cattle pregnancy tests that save time, money

Zimmerman claims she forsook the flock for the herd

Schlatter direct markets his family’s milk as farmstead cheese- Part 1

Schlatter direct markets his family’s milk as farmstead cheese- Part 2

OSU study group learns about Dutch dairy farming firsthand

New tool has potential to provide dairy farms with a flurry of heifers- Part 1

New tool has potential to provide dairy farms with a flurry of heifers

Raising top Holstein breeding stock keeps things interesting at Hartline Valley Farm

Voluntary research fund helps address dairy industry issues

Raw milk debate centers on public health versus personal freedom- Part 1

Raw milk debate centers on public health versus personal freedom- Part 2

Program helps control pesky winter starling infestations- Part 1

Program helps control pesky winter starling infestations- Part 2

Grass-based dairy farm tour draws an unexpectedly large crowd- Part 1

Grass-based dairy farm tour draws an unexpectedly large crowd- Part 2

Blauser foregoes traditional high school for additional familiy dairy experience- Part 1

Blauser foregoes traditional high school for additional family dairy experience- Part 2

Logan raises replacement heifers on contract for other local dairies- Part 1

Logan raises replacement heifers on contract for other local dairies- Part 2

Wayne County man accepts challenge of raising three-legged calf

Simple, seasonal plan makes for profitable milking- Part 1

Simple, seasonal plan makes for profitable milking- Part 2

On-farm cheese processing keeps family dairy small, profitableContinue reading

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Poultry

Dahlinghaus turkeys

Staugler family has long, continuing legacy in Ohio poultry

Richland County native is going to have a very busy June

Opportunity led Knapke down the poultry path- Part 1

Opportunity led Knapke down the poultry path- Part 2

Stammen raises turkeys, family on fourth generation family farm- Part 1

Stammen raises turkeys, family on fourth generation farm- Part 2

Poultry processing is a family affair on Clinton County farm- Part 1

Poultry processing is a family affair on Clinton county farm- Part 2

Pilot bioreactor treats wastewater from Hamilton County turkey processor

Athens County poultry breeder ships birds across the country- Part 1

Athens County poultry breeder ships birds across the country- Part 2

Biosecurity isn’t a foreign subject to many with small poultry flocks- Part 1

Biosecurity isn’t a foreign subject to many with small poultry flocks- Part 2

Hobby farm blossoms into budding farm business

The science of stewardship- Part 1

The science of stewardship- Part 2

Suburban hatchery ship baby birds across the country

Kahle Turkey Farms transitions to raising all-natural birds

Pence raises poultry on pasture- Part 1

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Speciality Crops

Moreland Fruit Farm Part 1

Moreland Fruit Farm Part 2

Gervasi Vineyard Part 1

Gervasi Vineyard Part 2

Wiandts fungus farm

Mushroom marketing is the key to success

Poinsettias brighten greenhouses and homes for the holidays- Part 1

Poinsettias brighten greenhouses and homes for the holidays- Part 2

T he great pumpkin shortage of 2010: Reality or rumor- Part 1

T he great pumpkin shortage of 2010: Reality or rumor- Part 2

Legendary apple tr adition preserved by family farm- Part 1

Legendary apple tradition preserved by family farm- Part 2

Wineries work together for individual success- Part 1

Wineries work together for individual success- Part 2

Social media sells tomatoes

Simple things in life thrive during tough times

Agritourism and quality wines on Harmony Hill- Part 1

Agritourism and quality wines on Harmony Hill- Part 2

Harvest is in full swing at Quarry Hill Orchards- Part 1

Harvest is in full swing at Quarry Hill Orchard- Part 2

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm keeps the family in farming- Part 1

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm keeps the family in farming- Part 2

Ethnic markets a source of success on Lake County farm- Part 1

Ethnic markets a source of success on Lake County farm- Part 2

Wine production offers agricultural opportunities in urban Ohio- Part 1

Wine production offers agricultural opportunities in urban Ohio- Part 2

Successful SAE expands business in the family greenhouse- Part 1

Successful SAE expands business in the family greenhouse- Part 2

Apple harvest varies drastically around Ohio- Part 1

Apple harvest varies drastically around Ohio- Part 2

New houses boost farm business- Part 1

New houses boost farm business- {art 2

When honeybees face problems, so do crops- Part 1

When honeybees face problems, so do crops- Part 2

Ohio wine pioneer seeks regional “terroir”

Quality, not quantity, is the focus of Apple Hill Orchards- Part 1

Quality, not quantity, is the focus of Apple Hill Orchards- Part 2

The business of sod production- Part 1

The business of sod production- Part 2

Hydroponic production keeps a family on the farm

Red clover cleaning remains an important part of family business- Part 1

Red clover cleaning remains an important part of family business- Part 2

Niche crop yields are popping

Cider contest winner has a history of quality- Part 1

Cider contest winner has a history of quality- Part 2

Seven generations of maple syrup fun

Farming failure leads to a successful CSA

Grimm’s Green Acres is a dream come true- Part 1

Grimm’s Green Acres is a dream come true- Part 2

Creative farmers look to herbs to improve farm profitability

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Agri-tainment

 

Businessman transforms old farm into an Ohio destination

Agritourism supports booming farm market- Part 1

Agritourism supports booming farm market- Part 2

Agritourism is thriving at Pigeon Roost Farm- Part 1

Agritourism is thriving at Pigeon Roost Farm- Part 2

Agritourism and quality wines on Harmony Hill- Part 1

Agritourism and quality wines on Harmony Hill- Part 2

FFA student gets lost in her work- Part 1

FFA student gets lost in her work- Part 2

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm keeps the family in farming- Part 1

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm keeps the family in farming- Part 2

New houses boost farm business- Part 1

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Benjamin Logan FFA Chapter plants trees

By: Katelyne Ackley, Reporter

Members of the Benjamin Logan FFA Chapter have recently shown their green thumbs by planting trees across the school campus. Members have learned how to properly transplant and replant trees. Members will be constructing tree irrigators to make sure the trees are getting enough water; they will make these in their spring shop class. Members are making it their year-long project and years to come.… Continue reading

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FFA members help fight hunger with African farmers in Rwanda

Seven collegiate FFA members chosen to participate in the National FFA Organization’s FFA Global Outreach: Africa (FFA GO: Africa) program recently returned from the African nation of Rwanda. The students spent two weeks helping local farmers fight hunger and poverty through sustainable agriculture techniques. The group experienced firsthand the reality of food insecurity and agriculture and conservation issues in a sub-Saharan African country where the average annual income is $1,500 or less.


The goals of the FFA GO: Africa program are to engage students at a personal level in global issues and challenges of agriculture, food, hunger, poverty and human suffering; provide opportunities for service learning in developing countries; and inspire students to serve and make a positive humanitarian difference in the world through agriculture.

Based in Kigali, Rwanda, the FFA members lived and worked with the staff of Catholic Relief Services, an organization that helps impoverished and disadvantaged people throughout the world.… Continue reading

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