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Trying to build agriculture’s future in Carroll County

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Agriculture is the number one industry in Carroll County and Ohio — and Carroll County residents are working to ensure its future. But it takes collaboration and input from all.

Do you hear what I hear?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

When I was a kid music class consisted of a set of finger cymbals and a teacher who was valiant in her efforts to teach us to sing Michael Row Your Boat Ashore — in round. Today’s music instructor is charged with teaching music appreciation, overseeing a stage performance, and convincing a reluctant student body […]

Conservation loan gives farmers credit for conserving resources

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hello Again! As I pulled out of the lane today I was in awe of the beautiful ice-covered trees and fresh white covering of snow on the fields and fence post. It made me recall the days at home when we kids would hope for those snow days to grab a cookie sheet and head […]

The ‘level playing field’ of trade

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Some phrases just make the heart flutter. “Call the vet,” was one that always tripped my father’s ticker. “Level the playing field of trade,” has the same effect on me. Level the playing field of trade. Strategy Hmm, is it a negotiating strategy, a goal, an ideal? Wait a second; don’t I want an unlevel […]

Feral cats not family or environmentally friendly

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hunters and birders may seem unlikely allies, but they share many of the same conservation goals. One is maintaining healthy populations of birds and mammals for viewing and hunting. Free roaming feral cats pose a serious threat to this objective. The University of Nebraska Extension service has just published a review of the feral cat […]

Minnie, the red and gold reindeer, saved Christmas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

(Author’s Note: The following story is the only work of fiction I’ve ever written and was originally published in the Farm and Dairy on Dec. 24, 1992. I based my characters on real people: Lig, the elf who took care of the reindeer, was named for Dr. John Liggett, DVM. Sal, the Farmall advocate, after […]

Mark your calendars for Annie’s Project workshops

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hello Again! Well, what a week of hunting stories. It has been so much fun listening to them. The best one happened on our farm. It was a Sunday, right after dinner. My daughter’s FFA friends called and wanted a place to hunt. I sent them up into our woods, were my son had hunted […]

Mother’s column revives memories

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In a box on the bottom shelf of the pie safe are my mother’s columns for Farm and Dairy, dating back to 1952. She was old-fashioned and believed that “fool’s faces always appear in public places” so she used a pen name, Aunt Teek, since much of what she wrote until her passing in 1965 […]

Get cozy with financial numbers

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy holidays to all of our northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania dairy farmers. It is hard to believe that 2010 is coming to a close already. December is always a great time for all of us to reflect on the past year and to take stock of where we are financially. I would encourage all […]

Songwriters tell our lives in music

Thursday, December 16, 2010

“God is in the roses, the petals and the thorns, storms out on the oceans, the souls who will be born. And every drop of rain that falls, falls for those who mourn…… God is in the roses and the thorns.“ — Roseanne Cash By JUDITH SUTHERLAND One of my earliest memories, emblazoned on my […]

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