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Thursday, April 3, 2008

My first few years at Farm and Dairy, when I entered the building from the rear, I had to walk by two mammoth Linotype machines. As its name suggests, it was used to produce a solid “line of type”, and that’s how newspapers were created for generations until more modern typographic machines were built. My […]

Fiscal imperative: Oversight, insight and foresight

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Around Farm and Dairy, it pays to listen to Rilla Gruber

Will luck of Irish be with farm bill?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What’s up with the farm bill? Why is it taking so long to finalize? Why is the president threatening to veto it?

OSU Extension loses a good one

Thursday, January 24, 2008

At last week’s retirement open house for Jefferson County Extension Director Ken Simeral, OSU Extension retiree Joe Pittman observed, “I’ve always said there are good agents, there are average agents and there are those who should be working someplace else.

Don’t just sit around this winter

Thursday, January 17, 2008

When I opened the computer file that holds the farm calendar of events we print each week, I glanced at the little numbers that tell me how long the file is in column-inch terms.

It can be a small world, after all

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Entrepreneur and author Seth Godin calls himself “an agent of change.” His books on marketing are as thought-provoking as their titles are entertaining: Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? is his most recent effort.

Bionic farm resolutions for 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Television in the 1970s gave us The Six Million Dollar Man, starring Lee Majors. As the show’s opening announcer told us each week, Majors was: “Steve Austin, astronaut.

The real story behind the stories

Thursday, December 27, 2007

For the past five years, Farm and Dairy has sponsored a holiday writing contest for youth and adults.

John Christy is my new hero

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Last week, I had never heard of John Christy. This week, he’s my hero. Christy is the director of the

Green- or whitewashing, it’s still dirty

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ohio State’s Normand St-Pierre hits the nail on the head with an observation in this week’s Dairy Excel column: “The environmental freight train has left the station.

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