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Ohio grape and wine industry contributes $1.3 billion to state's economy

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, which finds Ohio's grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state's economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs.

Local workshop connects seed savers and plant breeders

To address the need for learning and to foster community among seed savers and plant breeders, a series of "Seed to Sustainability" workshops will be offered throughout the state with the first workshop in Wooster.

Message in a bottle: Lou McFadden's rare dairy collection to hit auction block in September

More than 400 of Lou McFadden's milk bottles and other assorted memorabilia will go up for auction. The McFadden milk bottle collection has grown to grand popularity and will have items for auction in the Kaufman Auction Center in Sugarcreek.

Organic Farming Conference coming in November

The third Organic Farming Conference will be a two-day event due to the increase in interest in organic farming, gardening and homemaking.

TVPPA's 54th show will feature the Ford family

Participants will be able to talk with owners and operators of equipment to learn more about the history of these vintage machines. There will be traction engines steamed up and working the farming equipment. All steam engines have been state inspected, and all operators have an Ohio boilers...

Cattle Association to award scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Cattle Association will award scholarships to deserving students during the 2017 Tuscarawas County Fair.

Fertilizer certification workshop planned

Farmers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of land to crops grown primarily for sale are required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to be certified, and the Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will offer a certification workshop.

Palmer amaranth is one invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar

One invasive species that should be on every farmer's radar is Palmer amaranth. As of late 2016 Palmer amaranth was present in 19 counties in Ohio.

Poison hemlock is easy to identify

Poison hemlock is an invasive species native to Europe and North Africa that first came to the United States as an ornamental plant.

The world welcomes this foursome of fuzzy friends

On Monday morning, June 19 a nanny pygmy goat at the farm of David Wengerd in Bunker Hill gave birth to a quartet of pygmy goats.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

Rural Action to host 2 riparian workshops

Rural Action will host riparian workshops in partnership with Carroll and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

ODA seeks to recognize farm families leading in conservation

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2017 Conservation Farm Family Awards.

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

Ohio State University Extension will host the fourth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center.

Longtime Ag Society directors retire

Charlene Kehl and Bud Lahmers, two longtime directors of the Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society, were recently honored for 33 years of service to the group.

USDA seeks comments on proposal to establish a new, organic research and promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on a proposal for a new, industry-funded research and promotion program.

Sprowl chosen to represent lamb and wool industry

Taylor Sprowl was selected as the 2017 Coshocton/Tuscarawas Lamb and Wool Queen.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting to be held in Mt. Hope

The Fifth Annual Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting will be in Mt. Hope and will be the first event held at the new Mt. Hope Event Center on the campus of the Mt. Hope Auction.

Ohio Proud launches new website to better serve consumers

Ohio Proud, a marketing program that helps consumers identify food and agricultural products produced in the state, announced the launch of its newly revamped website.

Basic tips for purchasing firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood.

Farm Bureau selects Discussion Meet final four

Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2017 Discussion Meet: Shana Angel of Bolivar, Danielle Burch of Salem, Katie Lee of Magnolia and Micaela Wright of Arcanum.

New Philadelphia farmer named chair of Farm Bureau Young Ag Pros

Greg and Theresa Corcoran of Chillicothe were recently elected chair couple of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Young Agricultural Professionals state committee while Eric Prysi of New Philadelphia was elected co-chair.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 98th annual convention brings in 338 delegates

During Ohio Farm Bureau Federation 98th annual convention, topics such as the role of agriculture in protecting water quality, wildlife damage to crops and livestock, and the drug epidemic were discussed.

Applications accepted for Pork Producers scholarships

The Tuscarawas County Pork Producers are accepting applications for their $500 scholarships awarded to area students.

Young Ag Professionals’ Leadership Experience to be held Feb. 3-4

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Young Agricultural Professionals will hold its annual Winter Leadership Experience at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.

Managing farm financial stress

Recognizing the level of stress that exists in the farm community, a program titled Managing Farm Financial Stress has been scheduled at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host beef industry update meeting

A beef industry update meeting provided by the Ohio Cattlemen's Association will take place in Ashland County.

Ohio wins one-third of AFBF’s County Activities of Excellence awards

Ohio county Farm Bureaus won one-third of the nation's top county programs.



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