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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 […]

We need to protect our streams

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I remember as a kid the best part of our family reunion was catching “crawdads” with my cousins in the creek. I didn’t know it at the time, but crayfish were an indicator of the quality of water in that small creek. I was more worried about whether I was going to get pinched or […]

Most times grandma’s ways work just fine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let me state for the record that I am firmly against food poisoning. I am definitely not a fan. Having had it once, I can assure you that anyone who says they “think” they had food poisoning hasn’t. If you have it, you’ll know. I can still recall feeling like I wanted to die on […]

Winter management is key to protecting sod base paddocks

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Livestock grazing management strategies can be used to protect those good sod base paddocks.

Ask FSA Andy: Catch up on your farm recordkeeping

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hello Again, As I drove into work this morning, I saw the woods speckled with orange in a variety of places…in trees…around abandon barns…. sitting in trucks, all for the goal to shoot ‘the Big Buck’ to put in the back of the truck, to drive into town for all to drool over at the […]

A Black Friday mouse tale

Thursday, December 9, 2010

“I asked for riot shields, but they wouldn’t give me one, so it’s not going to be that bad I don’t think.” — Target employee I will not go out at the crack of dawn for anything other than a birth, a death or an early flight to a beach. I am up at midnight […]

Our youth are the future of agriculture

Thursday, December 9, 2010

2010 … It has been a “dickens” of a year! The challenge of the American job market has loomed in blogs, coffee shop conversations and in every form of printed material. It can even be likened to the plot of the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. It seems that our country is haunted […]

When deciding how to mount a deer, it’s wise to be picky

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Whether it’s a 12- or 14-point monster, probably the trophy of a lifetime or a spindly fork horn, perhaps the very first deer taken by a beginning hunter, it may deserve a spot on the wall. According to Portage County taxidermist Paul Fedorchak, the only thing that ought to earn any deer a trip to […]

Veterans’ sacrifices don’t change with times

Thursday, December 9, 2010

As the holiday season approaches, I find myself thinking more and more about the families pulled apart by military service. It goes without saying that those who serve our country are giving years of their life that cannot ever be reclaimed. What we so often don’t think about is that this becomes a generational sacrifice […]

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