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Moving to the country takes foresight

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Lee Carl Finley For many, moving to the country is the fulfillment of a life’s dream. Having worked for 30, 35 or 40 years in a factory or a corporate office, many see moving to the country as their reward for all their hard work. Others may see moving to the country as a […]

Clearing my almost good name

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Since they were old enough to be even dimly aware that their lives were published, my children have understood that a fair amount of good-natured humiliation goes with the territory. This is to say that I may have slipped up and told a story or six that to me was “adorable” but to them was […]

Horses mean fun for some, work for others

Thursday, October 28, 2010

“Summing up his years he thought of the cowboy. He had been a cowhand for many years and had made many a drive, had driven 3,000 steers from Old Mexico to Montana. He had helped move his herd across the great rivers from the Rio Grande to the Powder River in Montana. The time had […]

Understanding bird feeders

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Last week I spent two days at a wild bird products trade show in Missouri. It’s a great way to see new products, but I was reminded that truly new feeder designs are hard to find. Improvements and variations on a theme, however, are never in short supply. Any discussion of bird feeders should begin […]

Farmers and hunters can feed millions

Thursday, October 21, 2010

by Mike Tontimonia FHFH is the acronym for one of the area’s most beneficial exchanges, one that encourages hunters to harvest more deer, a primary goal of Ohio’s game managers and farmers, and assures that the excess of venison, a great source of low fat protein, finds its way to the table of hungry persons. […]

I believe in Santa Claus. No, really.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Like an over-filler auger wagon, I cannot carry this load anymore, so, for the record, let me say this plainly and sincerely: I believe in Santa Claus. This admission may surprise friends who treasure my many rare abilities and foes who fear my modesty. Who, after all, is more rare or more modest than me? […]

Online ag newsletter is useful farm management tool

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Isn’t autumn in northeast Ohio a wonderful time? I hope your harvest season is going well. While area farmers are in the field, we at OSU Extension are planning our late fall and winter Extension management meetings for producers. Watch future columns for details about many of these programs which will be held in northeast […]

New program allows continued rental payments

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hello Again! A producer who is a frequent visitor to our local Farm Service Agency office stopped in the other day. Sometimes I get the impression that he considers himself as much of a philosopher as he does a farmer. And that could be true, because many times our discussion is deep enough that it […]

Animals make the world a little better

Thursday, October 21, 2010

By JUDITH SUTHERLAND Farm and Dairy Columnist On a beautiful, crisp autumn morning, I decided it was time to get out and walk the farm before heading in to work for the day. The first thing I wanted to do was check on my fainting goats, just recently moved from their pretty little pasture in […]

What’s the big deal about trees anyway?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This is my first contribution to Farm and Dairy on behalf of the Portage Soil and Water Conservation District. With less than a month in my new position as stormwater educator, it was difficult to come up with a substantive topic. Then, I started compiling a tree list for the 2011 spring tree sale, and […]

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