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The Tao of Taylor Swift

Thursday, March 10, 2011

“This is life before you know who you’re gonna be … At Fifteen.” — Taylor Swift Apparently a recent column detailing the drama of parenting tween and teen girls hit a lot of nerves already worn raw by one too many slammed doors and eye-rolls. People raising young girls today, or having survived doing so […]

Action at vernal pools is heating up

Thursday, March 10, 2011

As you head to the woods seeking relief from late winter cabin fever, you’re virtually certain to stumble upon vernal pools — small bodies of water that collect in depressions in the landscape. Melting snow and late winter rains fill these shallow depressions, which can be as small as a kiddy swimming pool, to an […]

Ohioans, get ready for another HSUS battle

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reading between the HSUS lines: “We’ll say we’ll negotiate with agriculture, but if we don’t get our way, we’re not going to play nice anymore.”

Two boys from New Springfield, Ohio

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Instead of grain marketing insight, Marlin Clark shares a different story this week — a story that is more important than the price of corn, and we’re privileged to share it.

Grazing can improve milk quality

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Grazing cows produce milk with more favorable characteristics from a human health perspective than do cows on silage or high concentrate diets. That is the message that Dr. Anjo Elgersma shared with a group of dairy producers from the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council and in Wisconsin in late October last year.

The Crossley ID Guide to eastern birds

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More than 30 bird identification guides line my book shelves, so I guess I’m a collector. Most are very good. Some even include CDs. But they all follow the same basic format — artwork or photos of a few individuals along with a range map and brief written description. Which guide is best is an […]

Let’s put knowledge to work: Support land-grant mission

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We are in an atmosphere of questioning spending, taxes and finding ways for all levels of government to live within its means. But cutting investments in agricultural R&D, innovation and education is like eating your seed corn — and next year you’ll go hungry.

What the written word can do

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I wish I had a nickle for every time I have been asked, “how do you find something to write about every single week?” The only answer I know to give is that writing has never seemed like a chore to me. I don’t feel the enormity of it that others seem to see. I […]

New conservation loan program offered

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hello Again! The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has added a new Conservation Loan program. The Conservation loan program provides farmers with the credit necessary to implement conservation measures on their land. This loan program is in partnership with the Natural Resources and Conservation Service to provide up front funding to implement conservation practices. The goal […]

Benefits of tile drainage are inarguable

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hooray for tile! Now that’s something you don’t hear too often from people these days. Seems over the last decade or so in certain quarters that tile drainage is viewed as some sort of menace to society in our politically correct world. In fact, you might wonder, has it become a four letter word ? […]


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