Youth/4-H/FFA

Ashtabula County Ag Day: 150 farm volunteers became teachers for a day

Ashtabula County volunteers step up to the plate to teach importance of county's agriculture.

Portage County Randolph Fair in pictures

Take a look at some of our pictures here. Pictures are now available for purchase.

Steve Azar and the Future Farmers of America

Steve Azar, one of country music's most popular artists in the last decade, is supporting the FFA, but he isn't simply donating money, he's writing songs.

Essay earns trip to farm for Ohio students

Winners of the Ohio Livestock Coalition's For Your InFarmation essay contest announced.

We all should be students of agriculture

Frank Ohl students visited Huffman Fruit Farm to learn about the growing process.

Making blue jeans green… with recycling

This 11-year-old's passion for the planet has led him to recycling.

National Agriculture Day, as seen in video and word by our youth

From the National Ag Day essay contest winner: "When we are open minded and willing to cooperate, we discover solutions to problems instead of magnifying them."

Youth panel shows maturity, wisdom at dairy conference

Watching the youth panel at the North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference is something that will stick with me for some time.

Some things to think about at the next junior fair livestock sale

During the next junior fair livestock sale you attend, think about these three groups of people: the 4-H'er, parents and the buyers.

Payday for 4-H’ers can mean many things

Some would say a 4-H project is meant to be a learning experience and not a money-maker. ... But there are others, like myself, who not only treated the project as a learning experience, but also as a source of revenue

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: The county fair

I wish every child could experience the thrill of participating in a county fair.

Does 4-H desensitize kids? I think not.

I received an interesting e-mail with the subject: "Is 4-H desensitizing our youth? And of course, this triggered my desire to open that e-mail. Or should I say, my "What are you people talking about? response kicked in.