Harvest is all but finished for the year, though overall progress in the state was slow last week.
MONTPELIER — Chris Eschhofen may not admit it, but he has been something of a pioneer in local conservation efforts, something which has helped earn him the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District’s Cooperator of the Year award.
In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough but rushing the job to save time can be extremely dangerous — even deadly — when farming near electrical equipment.
Counties, soil and water conservation districts, land trusts, cities and townships are invited to apply to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation for local sponsor certification from Sept. 20 through Oct. 22.
It’s that time again. Due to the decline in monarch butterfly populations, the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI) and local soil and water conservation districts are again seeking public involvement to collect common milkweed seed pods from established plants Sept. 1 through Oct. 30.
Millcreek-West Unity FFA officer training took place June 28 and 29. The team began with planning out the year and then completed a team bonding activity where they had to split into two groups, make half of a bridge and then come together at the end to join their two bridges together. They …
Corn and soybean development is proceeding ahead of the five-year average, according a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Kaelyn Kinnan of Liberty Center was recently selected as the 2021 National Miss Agriculture USA. Kinnan competed with young women from across the United States at the National competition held June 17-19 which consisted of eight areas of competition including: interview, introduction, speech…
The Williams Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is preparing for the Board of Supervisor election which will be held Nov. 8. There are two ways to have your name placed on the Williams SWCD Board of Supervisors ballot.
Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It helps address the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations and of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
The northwest Ohio soil and water conservation districts are pleased to offer a free at-home do-it-yourself Junior Conservationist summer program. The program’s hands-on activities and registration can be found online at www.lucasswcd.org/jrcc.
May 11-14 the Millcreek-West Unity FFA Chapter celebrated its FFA Week. The week was filled with a variety of activities and events for Millcreek-West Unity Local Schools students and staff as well as FFA members.
Paige Briner, senior at Edon High School, is ready to do her part in educating future citizens about where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture. Briner gathered with her parents, Kory and Jessica Briner, as well as her agricultural educator and FFA advisor, Mrs. Hannah Eve…
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting comments and will hold a public meeting on a draft Permit to Install (PTI) and a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) for the proposed expansion of a swine finishing facility in Madison Township.
State Department of Insurance Director Judith L. French is reminding Ohio farmers that March 15 is the final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on 2021 spring-planted crops.
The Fairview FFA Chapter has worked hard all year long, and in the past years, to apply for degrees and awards. Finally, this success has paid off. Last week, members who applied for proficiencies received their results in their areas. Cassie Mavis placed second at the district level in her …
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation praised Gov. Mike DeWine’s funding of the H2Ohio program a few days before farmers received the first payments from the program.
To help Ohio farmers and agribusinesses finance the up-front costs of this year’s growing season, Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague opened the 2021 Ag-LINK application period on Jan. 13. The application period will remain open through March 19.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced details of the 97th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, which will be held virtually on Feb. 18-19.