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CAUV: How it works and why taxes went up for farmers

CAUV, the Current Agricultural Use Value program, is a state program that was added to the Ohio Constitution in 1972, and it offers tax breaks on agricultural land.

Ohio Proud launches Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative

Ohio Proud, the Ohio Department of Agriculture marketing program, is assisting Columbus City Schools as the district implements its Ohio Days: My Plate, My State lunch initiative.

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold soil health meeting

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District and several surrounding conservation districts are hosting a soil health meeting about erosion and cover crop systems on farms.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting to be held Nov. 30 through Dec. 2

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will hold its 98th annual meeting in Columbus.

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.

Holmes SWCD will collect soil test at Farmerstown Auction

Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District will accept soil samples at the Farmerstown Livestock Auction.

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.

Hiland FFA participates in soil contests

The Hiland FFA Urban Soils Team participated in the District Soils Contest as well as the State Soils Contest.

Farmer embraces social media and technology

Wayne County Farm Bureau member Charles Klinefelter of Lin Dar Farms in West Salem is featured in the November/December issue of Our Ohio magazine.

OCDC seed grants for new and emerging cooperatives are now available

The Ohio Cooperative Development Center at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering reimbursement seed grants to groups interested in exploring or growing a cooperative.

Holmes SWCD will hold workshop on cover crops at Leon Yoder Farm

Those interested in learning more about cover crops and soil health are welcome to join the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District for a workshop/field day at the Leon Yoder Farm.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities provides opportunity for farmers to make a difference

Eligible farmers in Holmes County have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local, eligible nonprofit organization.

Holmes County Barn Inventory will showcase a part of Amish Country’s allure

The Holmes County Barn Inventory project is ambitious, seeking to create a database of the many fascinating and beautiful barns located across the rolling hills of Amish Country.

Holmes SWCD collecting milkweed seedpods to increase monarch habitat

The Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District is in the process of collecting milkweed in order to build more habitats for the monarch butterfly population, which is currently trending down.

Year-round markets benefit farmers and their customers

Local farmers' markets are on the rise and transitioning to a year-round model.

Hanna and Scheufler emerge victorious in 2016 4-H steer carcass contest

The annual beef carcass show was held in Sugarcreek, where the top 10 finishers in the beef category and top five placers in the dairy steer efforts were judged on the inside.

OEFFA to help Ohio invest in future of agriculture

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announced its new Begin Farming Program.

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will offer testing for moisture content

The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will again offer farmers the opportunity to have corn silage tested for moisture content.

Harmony Farms will hold open house to showcase new cow-cooling system

Harmony Farms, 5294 Kidron Road, Apple Creek, recently built a new four-row barn, freestall and sand bedded. One of the unique features of this barn is an evaporative cooling system by a company named CowKuhlerZ, which was installed to provide relief from heat stress for the cows.

Holmes County Junior Fair royalty is a step toward growth, leadership and responsibility

Ten hopefuls will vie for Holmes County Junior Fair royalty during the upcoming fair, and outgoing queen and king Lyndsey Davis and Bryce Burgett talk about their growth and experience through the past year.

Poultry makes a triumphant return to Holmes County Fair

After having been absent from the Holmes County Fair last year after a major attack of avian flu, the poultry division makes a triumphant return in 2016. Chickens, turkeys, ducks and all things fowl will be showcased by 4-H members, and poultry committee chair Steve Waltman said it is a real...

Clover Buds invited to scour the fairgrounds during scavenger hunt

Youngsters between the age of 5-9 will have plenty to do should they choose to join in on the fun of the Clover Buds Day Wednesday, Aug. 10 during the Holmes County Fair. A scavenger hunt that will take them throughout the fairgrounds will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., right before the Kid's...

Landowners asked to participate in survey for OARDC research

Researchers from The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources will mail a second round of landowner surveys to selected households in Wayne County.

Despite their reputation you can grow roses

There are a variety of roses that do not grow well in Ohio, but there are also a number of roses that flourish here.

Harvest Ridge horse barn and arena continue to take shape

The annual horse show at the Holmes County Fair has been part of the fun for years, but many people still aren't aware of the 4-H event. With a new horse barn under way at the new Harvest Ridge fairground, there should be a renewed interest in the events, but there is still a need for some in-kind...

Despite their reputation you can grow roses

There are a variety of roses that do not grow well in Ohio, but there are also a number of roses that flourish here.

Organic farm featured in dairy twilight tour

The annual Wayne/Ashland County Dairy Twilight Tour is scheduled for Tuesday evening on July 12 at 6 p.m. This year's host farm is Stoller's Organic Dairy located at 10451 Eby Road, Sterling.

SWCD to present cover crop tour in Sugarcreek June 20

Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District will host the Cover Crop Twilight Tour focused on no-till corn planted into rolled cereal rye at the Vernon Hershberger farm on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. The Hershberger farm is located at 2387 CR 70 near Sugarcreek.

Small Grains Field Day invites all area farmers

Small Grains Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Schaffter Farm.

Hiland FFA members receive awards at annual banquet

Hiland High School FFA members celebrated another successful year at their awards banquet.

Ken Miller Museum open May 14

The Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Car, Truck and Agriculture Museum houses a vast collection of early gas pumps, drilling machines, tractors, trucks and cars. There also is a display of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a Shreve Industry display.

Prairie Partners 4-H meeting minutes

The next meeting will be held on May 27 at The Holmes County Trail.

Millersburg youth successful in Best of the Buckeye show

The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair.

Assistance available to promote fruits, vegetables, flowers and nut crops in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Small ruminant parasite management and FAMACHA training offered

The workshop will be held Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Leroy Kuhns farm located at 8085 County Road 235, Fredericksburg. The registration deadline is May 13.

Responsible antibiotic use for dairy herd health seminar

The workshop will be held April 21 in English and April 22 in Spanish at the OSU-ATI dairy facility located at 2332 Barnard Road outside of Apple Creek. The registration deadline in April 15.

Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show focuses on small farms and rural landowners

The conference and trade show is Saturday, April 2 at the Shisler Conference Center on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus in Wooster. The registration deadline is March 25.

Millersburg Tractor Supply Store donates 146 bags of pet food

Tractor Supply Co. in Millersburg donates food to local pet shelters.

It’s 11 p.m. — Do you know where your dog is?

What happens when a loose K-9 takes the life of an animal that is worth a considerable amount of money?

OFBF urges farmers to support voluntary GMO labeling standard that would pre-empt state labeling requirements

Ohio farmers are being encouraged to contact U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman to urge them to support a national genetically modified organisms food labeling standard.

ODA seeks to recognize farm families leading in conservation and productivity

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations for the 2016 Conservation Farm Family Awards. Individual farmers, partnerships or family farm corporations are eligible for nomination, provided a substantial portion of their income is derived from farming.

Lambing school open to OHSIA members and nonmembers

The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association is sponsoring a lambing school on Saturday, March 19 at Mt. Hope Auction.

3rd annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference to take place April 1 at RG Drage Career Technical Center

All women who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.


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