Stories by Will Flannigan

Food Dialogues spectators as feisty a rivalry as OSU-Michigan (maybe)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Food is now prime-time. That’s right, food fanatics around the country have turned food into fodder for water cooler, as well as kitchen table, conversations.

2013 Lawrence County Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The youth livestock auction results from the 2013 Lawrence County Fair in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

How long do vegetable seeds last?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saving vegetable can save you money, but how long can vegetable seeds last before becoming duds? We found the answer…

Building a root cellar

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hobby farmers, urban farmers, gardeners and back-to-the-land survivalists are using root cellars to store vegetables throughout the winter months. Here’s an easy way to make your own.

Keeping kale fresh in the freezer

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How exactly do you keep kale fresh over time? We have the answer in this week’s How-To Tuesday.

Five ways to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Monday, August 5, 2013

Want to celebrate National Farmers Market Week? Here’s five ideas to get you started.

Make a homemade wooden farm toy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thinking about Christmas already? Why not try your hand at building a wooden tractor and hay baler for that special child in your family?

Farming’s latest viral hit: “Ranching Awesome”

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Klingenberg Farms’ parody of the hit song “Thrift Shop,” made the rounds on social media this spring. We talked with the man behind the video about why social media is becoming so important to farmers.

Building a viral video, agriculture style

Monday, July 29, 2013

One of the most efficient and cost-effective tools farmers have is social media. Knowing this, the Midwest Dairy Association took to social media to help promote the dairy industry. After gaining 100,000 views, the video is officially a success story.

Carroll County 2013 youth fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Carroll County youth livestock auction could have suffered through Ohio’s heat wave, but prior to the beginning of the youth livestock auction, a thunderstorm rocked the fairgrounds and cooled the temperature. Puddles and mud became a welcome replacement to the oppressive heat.

Harrison County Fair 2013 youth livestock auction results

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

As the fair’s truck and tractor pulls began warming up, so did the livestock auction.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/17

Friday, June 21, 2013

This week we featured two very important national stories, two local profiles and an overview of Ohio’s Utica shale pipeline development.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/10

Friday, June 14, 2013

This week’s top stories come from Ohio, China and Kenya. In Ohio, one farm family does it all. In China, Smithfield Foods is a new investment, one that American farmers should celebrate. Finally, in Kenya, one man is trying to change his village for the better, one egg at a time.

Follow up: ‘Hope chicks’ in Kenya, Africa

Friday, June 14, 2013

Last year we shared a story about Kenyan clergyman, Rev. Boniface Abanga, and his American friend and partner, Glenn Norris. The two men want to change Kenya for the better. Here’s the progress they’ve made.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/03

Friday, June 7, 2013

This week’s top stories include backyard poultry, shale gas permits, geocaching and Lyme disease.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/26

Friday, May 31, 2013

These are Farm and Dairy’s top stories of the week.

Youngstown school now offering aquaponics, growing opportunities

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Choffin Carreer and Technical Center in Youngstown is offering an aquaponics program in hopes of bolstering the city’s burgeoning local food scene.

The cicada swarm may be good news for foodies

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In case you’ve been living under a rock, I’ll catch you up on this year’s cicada swarm.

This year’s brood II has spent 17 years underground just waiting for the perfect moment to emerge and begin making large amounts of noise and baby cicadas.

Agriculture is producing a slew of parody videos

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Midwest Dairy Association recently released a musical parody of The Beach Boys’ hit “Good Vibrations.” The Social Silo talked with the makers of the video.

Vacation With Us… Miller

Friday, March 8, 2013

Chuck and Tina Dazey, of Louisville, Ohio, and Gary and Linda Miller, of Hartville, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy four-wheeling on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan for a week. After all the fun on the hills in the sand and mud, we had to empty our shoes!

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About Will

Will Flannigan is Farm and Dairy's online editor. He grew up in Salem, Ohio, and is new to the agricultural scene. Will enjoys hiking, community theater and learning new things.