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New program will help conserve habitats

It’s no secret that I enjoy working with and writing about wildlife. Beginning last September, I started a new program that’s available through the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is new...
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Ask the Experts: 1/17/17

Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ column features local ‘Experts’ answering frequently asked questions related to their area of expertise.  

Hancock Agriculture Hall of Fame seeking nominees for 2017

Hall of fame is not a new term to many individuals, particularly those that follow sports. There are Hall of Fames for national athletic stars and even Hancock County recognizes there local athletic stars. Ohio is also the location of...

Outdoor activities, equipment can carry significant history

Many of us who enjoy the outdoor sports recognize the history that is hidden in many of the details associated with the activities. It could be the simple but intricately built Hardy fly reel; a raspy turkey call carved from native...

Eight major farm issues of 2016

Each year, agriculture has its challenges and 2016 was no exception. A review of the previous year reveals eight major issues or events that affected farmers in Hancock County. • Grain prices: Grain prices continued to remain low for...

NYC examines new deer clipping methods

Whitetail deer are adaptable creatures. While quite at home browsing tree buds, acorns and grazing native grasses, they are just as comfortable nibbling ornamental shrubs, gnawing on orchards and raiding farmers’ crops. They will...
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Ask The Experts: 1/3/17

Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ column features local ‘Experts’ answering frequently asked questions related to their area of expertise.  

OSU Extension offers beef webinars

Beef prices were lower in retail stores the past year as a result of increased beef production that began two years ago. Steak and hamburger enthusiasts may look forward to lower meat prices, but beef producers are struggling to stay...
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