In August everyone enjoys eating summer’s garden harvest, especially water and muskmelons. But they are likely spitting those valuable seeds into the trash. Saving seed is a wise economic and environmental choice and it’s easier than you think
Recently, here in Monroe County, Ohio, there were two fatal farming accidents within a week of each other.
Let us all take a moment to remember Summer 2014. That was a great day.
While injury and fatality statistics for silage harvesting and storage are not easily tabulated, few operations present more hazards.
As summer winds toward fall, this has been a year constantly ahead of itself, it seems.
Limiting water intake reduces animal performance quicker and more drastically than any other nutrient deficiency.
A little phosphorus makes Lake Erie the “Walleye Capital of the World,” but too much phosphorus can lead to harmful algal blooms.
This week found yellow school buses screeching to a stop to pick up children with overstuffed backpacks and a lunch box in their hand, excited for their first day of school
As we get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, I think these calves are in the homestretch.
Crunch time in the grain markets: If we confirm a huge crop with early harvest, the lows are not yet in.
The year I started at Farm and Dairy — 1985 — Coca-Cola attempted to change its 99-year-old formula to attract younger drinkers. Anyone remember “New” Coke? Didn’t think so. Seventy-nine days after its vaunted introduction, the new formula was discontinued and the company reintroduced the original Coke, proving once again, “if it ain’t broke, don’t […]
Farm lessons included ‘hard work, taking nothing for granted.’
Here in the Midwest it is fair season. County fairs are gearing up, winding down, and whirling along.
Herman Melville was a pretty good fiction writer, but his 1851 whale of a tale — something about a big fish and a peg-legged man named Ahab — was, in fact, based on the true story of the American whaling ship Essex that, in 1820, was attacked and sunk by a huge whale in the South Pacific.
Thank you to the parents, members and everyone else, for another great fair.
Farmers depend on tuning into the world around them. Like a textbook, they read the land, plants and animals they raise for a living to determine their management choices.
Old wills, and I mean really old wills, are fascinating to read. They’re a way to learn about how our ancestors lived, as well as seeing what worldly goods were important to them.
The big hand hit six and we were on our way north, heading for Fairport Harbor, Ohio, to see if we could luck into a batch of yellow perch.
Insects thrive during the warmth of summer, and many are conspicuous and familiar.