Stories by Will Flannigan

FSA offers microloans: cultivating big dreams on a smaller scale

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hello again! The Farm Service Agency is now offering a new microloan program designed to assist small family farms, beginning farmers and socially disadvantaged farmers with operating credit. The microloan program was developed to better serve the unique financial operating needs of beginning, niche and the smallest of family farm operations. The microloan offers a […]

Enter the Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There’s still time to enter our Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest. Don’t wait, the contest will be ending soon!

Youngstown’s growing urban farming culture

Friday, August 31, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — The houses in Youngstown’s Idora neighborhood, on the city’s south side, run the gamut from historical Tudors with well-manicured lawns and multi-car garages to smaller single family homes in desperate need of repair. Then throw in a few foreclosed homes and overgrown lots and you get a picture of a fairly ordinary neighborhood […]

Practicing good stewardship with Goodness Grows

Friday, August 31, 2012

GREENFORD, Ohio — What began as an initiative to create a “community of faith,” has grown into a mission that creatively involves non-profits, chruches, individuals and families in order to help the community grow its way out of hunger and poverty. Goodness Grows is the brainchild of Pastor Steve Fortenberry and the congregation of Common […]

2012 Lawrence County Fair

Friday, August 24, 2012

The 2012 Lawrence County Fair 4-H livestock auction results

2012 Carroll County Fair

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The 2012 Carroll County Fair youth livestock auction had multiple record breaking bids.

Harrison County Fair 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It was a hot afternoon in Cadiz, Ohio, for the 4-H youth livestock auction. We have the results.

Farm and Dairy’s Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest

Friday, July 6, 2012

Visit Farm and Dairy’s Facebook page for details on our latest photo contest!

Blogging Farmers: Social media and farming

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Will Flannigan examines the way farmers are using social media to get their message across.

Ohio’s wine industry: The movers, shakers and growers of a blossoming trade.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ohio wines have a full-bodied history, ripe with civil war, Prohibition, countless frosts and diseases, but there’s never been a time of such growth as there’s been in the past five years.

Pairings: Ohio’s new culinary oasis

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wine and food lovers in northeast Ohio are rejoicing because a new project from the City of Geneva in cooperation with the Ohio Wine Producers Association promises to, “transform the world’s vision of Ohio wines.” in the words of Doniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association and board member of Pairings.

Ohio man brings ‘hope chicks’ to Kenya, Africa

Thursday, May 10, 2012

If you give a man an egg, he eats. If you give him an incubator and a hatchery, he hatches eggs. Those chicks grow, and with them the possibility of elevating Kenya, Africa, out of poverty.


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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.