Extension service turns 100

The extension service will celebrate its 100th birthday Thursday. It began when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914. The Smith-Lever Act authorized funds to establish the national cooperative extension...

Can you really tip a cow?

Q: I know I can’t hunt a snipe, but can I tip a cow? A: Try it and report back. But, know that standing cattle are not sleeping, but resting, so they will know you’re approaching. They are very wary of people. Even if you...

Use planting season to enhance wildlife habitat

With planting season in full swing, it’s time to enhance habitat for wildlife in your favorite outdoor areas. A visit to the websites of National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org), Pheasants Forever...

Corn planting time is tricky

It is time for farmers to plant corn, an unsettling time when all preparations have been completed and the only thing holding them back is the right weather and field conditions. Our farmers like to plant corn from the last week of...

What animals did settlers find here?

Q: What animals did the settlers find here? A: “The deer, panther, wolf, bear, wildcat, fox, marten, otter, polecat, beaver, groundhog or woodchuck, opossum, raccoon, hare, rabbit, (the black, grey, red, or pine) flying and...

Fishery biologists predict good fishing this season

Lake Erie and its tributaries make up one of the most important sport fisheries in North America. Good fishermen know how to catch fish, but the best anglers have secret information. Well, you might say the Division of Wildlife has let...

How much do you know about eggs?

The versatility and importance of eggs makes them a major component of agriculture. In tribute to the egg, here’s a trivia list about them, just for fun: • Wildfowl may have been domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. The first...

Can stores not collect state sales tax?

Q: Can retailers not collect Ohio’s sales tax? — Dan Ritter, McComb. A: “Ohio law (R.C. 5739.29) prohibits a vendor from advertising that it is selling a product without collecting sales tax, or that it is rebating or...
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