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Harrison Co. family contends nothing is impossible with the help of others

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Encouraging good stewardship of the land is what an eastern Ohio family hopes to pass on to the next generation.

Misty Acres sets the bar for breed character

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Jackson Center couple is striving for excellence in their Cheviot herd.

Diversification may be key to farm survival in fourth farming generation

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monroe’s Orchards has been in business for 71 years and now encompasses 140 acres.

Business profile: Paris and Washington Insurance

Thursday, June 18, 2009

MINERVA, Ohio — No matter how careful you are, accidents happen — car crashes, natural disasters, financial losses. While you can’t always stop these things from happening, you can protect yourself just in case a situation arises. That’s where Paris and Washington Twp. Home Insurance can help. Been around forever The agency, located in Minerva, […]

Business profile: Terry’s Tire Town

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ALLIANCE, Ohio — As for Terry’s Tire Town, the company “chooses not to participate in the economic downturn.” And it’s that spirit of optimism and drive for success that has kept the tire dealer rolling since 1972. Terry’s is a wholesale and retail tire dealer that specializes in automotive maintenance and repair, wheels, parts and […]

Business profile: Janney Montgomery Scott

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The recent market events have shaken the confidence of many investors. This past year has seen unprecedented economic flux impacting communities across the nation. During these volatile times, Janney Montgomery Scott’s relationship with its clients is critical to maintaining perspective and making decisions that are right for their long-term personal goals. “We […]

Miner’s Tractor Sales: We can help

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — Because equipment and farm needs change, the two locations of Miner’s Tractor Sales Inc. have witnessed makeovers since they were purchased to change right along with their customers. Steve Miner, purchased the Edinburg store — formerly Bishop Tractor Sales — in 2004 and added the Canfield location in 2007. Miner’s Tractor offers […]

Nexus Marketing can help farmers manage their risk

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ANNA, Ohio — Many people say farming is a gamble. One company is trying to take some of the risk out of it. Nexus Marketing, an affiliate of the National Farmers Organization, handles all aspects of risk management strategies involving fat cattle, forward contracting and hedging. The company has experienced over 300 percent growth over […]

Wastewater treatment system may fuel Pearl Valley Cheese future

Thursday, June 18, 2009

FRESNO, Ohio — A Swiss immigrant came to the United States with a dream and 81 years later — the dream continues. Pearl Valley Cheese was founded in 1928 by Ernest Stalder, a Swiss immigrant. He and his wife, Gertrude, began by making one 200-pound Swiss cheese wheel per day. Today, the company makes about […]

Buckin’ Ohio lassoes fun for the family

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BURBANK, Ohio — Barbecue, bull riding, and barrel racing– a winning combination that can’t be beat for one business. Buckin’ Ohio is located at 8254 Garman Road in Burbank, Ohio. The business is owned by Denny and Eileen Thorsell, who built the operation from the ground up. Buckin’ Ohio is celebrating its seventh year. The […]

Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese owner is ‘queen of collaboration’

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SCENERY HILL, Pa. — A person can be defined by the books they read and the people they choose to spend time with, says Alisa Fasnacht, co-owner of Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese in Scenery Hill, Pa. For Fasnacht and her husband, Alan, the ability to network and the inspiration they have found in books helped […]

Business Profile: Harold’s Equipment, Inc.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

DUNDEE, Ohio — Harold’s Equipment’s committed and courteous staff is always ready to help customers, whether on a simple part or a large equipment purchase or repair. Products Harold’s Equipment, Inc., 2120 Route 168 in Dundee, offers quality product lines like Houle liquid manure tanks and spreaders, Trioliet and Patz vertical mixers, Patz silo unloaders […]

Cultivating connections: Social networking for ag education, direct marketing

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

(Part II of a two-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — Social media users have many reasons for investing time online. For three agricultural individuals, it’s a combination of networking, consumer education and direct marketing — all in different ways. Mike Haley of West Salem, Ohio, decided to set up a Twitter account after hearing about it […]

Garrettsville horse farm knows no gender barriers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

D.C. Campbell continues to follow her passion: Building a horse training and rehabilitation business for Thoroughbreds.

B&B blends agriculture and tourism

Sunday, June 14, 2009

BUTLER, Pa. — What do a gray goose, 100 Black Angus cattle, a bride and pancakes have in common? All of them have a place at Butler County’s Armstrong Farms, which is owned by John and Kathy Allen. Best of both The Allens have woven together agriculture and tourism — the county’s top two industries […]

Business profile: McArthur Lumber & Post

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MCARTHUR, Ohio — McArthur Lumber & Post has more experience in treating wood for outdoor use than any other company anywhere. It has used creosote, penta, CCA salts and oxides, and was the test site with USEPA, CSI and Battelle Institute to perfect and make available the first and foremost environmental chemical known as ACQ. […]

Business profile: Hill’s Supply Inc.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CANAL FULTON, Ohio — Hill’s Supply Inc., 2366 Locust St., Canal Fulton, is celebrating its 30th year in business. Owners Dave and Dolores Hill founded the company in June 1979 and employ 35 full-time and 5 part-time employees. Expansion Over the years, they have purchased the inventory/assets of eight small dealers; the last one in […]

Business Profile: Deerfield Farms Service: Celebrating 50 years in the making

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Deerfield Farms serves area producers throughout northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania in many ways — as a grain elevator, a fertilizer, seed and crop protection products retailer, and as a grain drying, storage, handling and feed equipment supplier.

Business Profile: Seed Consultants is loyal to customers, region

Thursday, June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Seed Consultants started with zero sales in 1990, and expanded to more than $35 million in gross sales in 2009.

Business Profile: Minerva True Value

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MINERVA, Ohio — One of the best things about shopping at a hardware store in a small community is that customers get even more than they pay for. In addition to the purchase, they get the personal attention that can’t be found at all those big stores. At Minerva True Value, their business is more […]


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