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Honeybee program begins in 24 counties

COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers rely on bees to pollinate more than 70 crops, but 50 to 80 percent of the honeybees raised by Ohio’s registered beekeepers died last winter, according…

Appointments being scheduled for FSA program participants

As we roll out farm bill programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, there will be related sign-ups and in some cases multiple management decisions that need to be made…

Tree workshops scheduled

MANSFIELD — Two “Name That Tree” workshops are scheduled from Friday and June 18. Both workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first workshop will be…

Registration begins for SURE program

SURE sign-up begins The Farm Service Agency recently announced registration has begun for 2012 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program. The SURE program, which was established by…

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources releases fishing outlook

COLUMBUS — Lake Erie anglers can expect to enjoy another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2014, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources biologists. “While fishing success always varies…

Students participate in conservation days

BUCYRUS — The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pheasant’s Forever, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of…

Supervisors to be elected to Wyandot SWCD board

Two supervisors will be elected at the Wyandot Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting Aug. 21 to serve for three years beginning in January. Candidates must be age 18…

Ohio hunters check more than 16,500 wild turkeys

COLUMBUS — Ohio hunters checked 16,556 wild turkeys during the combined 2014 wild turkey hunting season and youth wild turkey hunting season, which was held April 19 to May 18.…

Soybean contest announced

WORTHINGTON — The Ohio Soybean Association recently announced the launch of the state’s fifth soybean yield and quality contest for the 2014 growing season. Contestants must be current members of…

Community garden underway

Community garden underway

Wyandot County Farm Bureau President Jack Leslie (second from left) donates funds to community garden organizer Melissa Bianchi (second from right), director of Wyandot County Women, Infants and Children, to…