News & Events

Teachers and students testify about demand for ag educators

Published Sep. 3, 2015

The USDA estimates there will be 60,000 ag job openings annually, and only 35,000 graduates to fill them, said Graham Cochran, interim chairman of Ohio State University’s Department of Ag Communication, Education and Leadership

Ohio State ATI adding online courses

Published Sep. 3, 2015

Through this arrangement, Ohio State ATI will deliver crops and soil courses to NSCC students via the Adobe Connect platform, with students at both institutions taking the same course simultaneously

Ohio Farmers Await FAA Drone Regulations

Published Sep. 3, 2015

New technology waits in the wings for agriculture. Advocates say unmanned aerial systems – commonly known as drones – will boost crop yields and lighten farmers’ workloads. But Ohio farmers are in a holding pattern as they wait for FAA regulations.

Cat Partners with AFBF in Commitment to Agriculture

Published Sep. 3, 2015

“Farm Bureau members can now receive additional discounts on Caterpillar construction products. In addition, we are excited for our Cat dealer network from across the country to work hand in hand with their county and state Farm Bureau’s.”

The Agriculture Bubble Is Bursting : Corn, Pork & Beef Prices Will Sink With It

Published Sep. 3, 2015

Farm Income and Finances Report issued on August 25th has spooked a lot of agriculture industry analysts. I have been making this point for some time; prices of everything from corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, cotton, poultry, pork, beef, farm equipment…and land values will all revert to their long term mean price levels. Investors should be aware of this risk.

Survey aims to understand consumer attitudes on farming, sustainability

Published Sep. 3, 2015

About 56% of people responding to a recent survey on agriculture and sustainability agree that "farmers and ranchers use new technologies and innovations to protect the environment." But only 47% say "The way that most of today's farming and ranching operations in the U.S. grow and raise food meets the standards of sustainability."

These states hit hardest by falling farm prices

Published Sep. 3, 2015

Last week, the Department of Agriculture predicted that farm incomes will drop to less than half the peak reached two years ago. The USDA projected farm incomes this year will come in at less than $59 billion, down 36 percent from last year and 53 percent from a record high of $123.7 billion two years ago.

Why immigration reform matters to agriculture

Published Sep. 2, 2015

Without immigration reform, the loss farm workers could ripple through the entire ag-based economy with potentially long-term negative effects.

OSU Extension calls for voluntary poultry registration

Published Sep. 2, 2015

“It’s a critical part of our countywide emergency preparedness plan,” stated Sarah Noggle, Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Paulding County. “If avian influenza (AI), also known as the bird flu, were to hit Paulding County, it would be very devastating to our county as a whole.”

Ohioan named finalist in America's Pig Farmer contest

Published Sep. 2, 2015

The National Pork Board has selected the four finalists in its newest contest, America's Pig Farmer of the Year, including Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio.