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Learn about ag easements Nov. 29

November 2, 2010 Farmland owners can learn how to apply for Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program funds by attending a meeting 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29 at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. more »»

Farm Bureau to provide pipeline update

October 29, 2010 Seneca and Wyandot county business and community leaders, as well as interested residents, are invited to attend a pipeline construction issues briefing sponsored by Seneca and Wyandot county farm... more »»

Ohio No-Till Conference Dec. 7 in Plain City

October 29, 2010 PLAIN CITY – Cutting no-till costs, improving soil quality and growing profit margins with cover crops are to be the featured themes at this year’s Ohio No-Till Conference 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. more »»

Rural farm energy funds available

October 28, 2010 WOOSTER – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday announced United States Department of Agriculture is to provide $6 million in loan guarantees and grants to agricultural producers and business... more »»

Ag easement meeting planned for Nov. 29

October 28, 2010 Farmland owners can learn how to apply for Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program funds by attending a meeting 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29 at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. more »»

Sustainable ag grants available

October 14, 2010 COLUMBUS – The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their... more »»

Conservation Reserve Programs signup extended

October 14, 2010 The deadline to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program has been extended to Jan. 7 by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. more »»

ODA to offer $2M in revolving loan funds

September 24, 2010 REYNOLDSBURG — Business owners now can apply for their share of $2 million in low-interest loans funded by Ohio Department of Agriculture through a newly created Agriculture Revolving Loan Fund. more »»

Junior fair results

September 19, 2010 Junior Fair Swine Pork Queen: Meaghan Pagnard Market Champions – Light Weight Barrow: Lucas Wickiser, Carey Boys; Reserve: Cory Rife, Upper Sandusky FFA. more »»

Businesses give back to agriculture: Lakota FFA receives $2,500

September 16, 2010 RISINGSUN — FFA students attended the Lakota Board of Education meeting Tuesday night and came away richer for it, $2,500 richer. more »»

Seneca County Ag Society elects officers, determines new rule enforcement

September 16, 2010 New Seneca County Agricultural Society members were sworn in by county commissioner Mike Bridinger Tuesday night. more »»

Business model

September 15, 2010 Samantha Ish of Bellevue High School asks Jason Hurtschuch a question about artificial insemination during a stop at Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District’s Ag and Natural Resources Career Day... more »»

Livestock sale nets nearly $400K

August 3, 2010 This year’s Seneca County Junior Fair livestock auction raised nearly $70,000 more than last year’s sale, according to preliminary figures. more »»

Deal for Farmland site falls through

July 29, 2010 NEW RIEGEL — The former Farmland Foods building in New Riegel isn’t going back into use anytime soon. A purchase agreement between owner Smithfield Foods and The American Sweet Bean Co. more »»

Anyone can join sale of livestock

July 29, 2010 As Seneca County Junior Fair exhibitors show their animals in the rings at the Seneca County Fair this week, officials are working to ensure there are buyers when it comes time to sell the livestock. more »»

Guide provides info on local foods

July 29, 2010 COLUMBUS — Five Seneca County farms are included in the new Good Earth Guide to Organic and Ecological Farms and Gardens, published by the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association. more »»

A sweet time

March 1, 2010 The 2010 Maple Fest is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 Snavely’s Sugar Shack, 9409 E. TR 138, four miles north of Republic between SR 18 and SR 19. more »»

Ag outlook solid, OSU economist says

December 9, 2009 ATTICA ­– Wait for a good corn price before selling this fall’s crop, but sell soybeans now. And watch the futures markets for 2010 crops to lock in a price at a comfortable profit margin. more »»

End-of-season work continues in garden

November 6, 2009 I keep thinking one more good day outside will wrap things up for the year, but that last day never comes. There is always something else to do. more »»

Rising fertilizer costs to be topic of Farm Focus

July 14, 2008 VAN WERT — Dealing with the rising cost of fertilizer is one of the main topics at this year’s Farm Focus July 29 at the Marsh Foundation Home Farm in Van Wert. more »»



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