As I was trying to determine a topic for this week’s column, I began thinking as I drove through several different counties that — with all the farm work that seems to be taking place all at once — maybe stress would be a good topic to revisit. Seasonal stress The seasonal stress of trying […]
My wife and I dine out more often during the summer, especially when we’re on vacation. And for some reason, we favor the seafood part of the menu during warmer weather. And with that choice comes the uncertainty of knowing what meal to select. Seafood types Many types of seafood are overfished, and our meal […]
So, former high school students, today is your graduation day? Congratulations! Today is the first day of the Rest of Your Life, and all that jazz. First things first, let me get something out of the way: Adulthood is awesome.
How can farmers deal with making hay and getting it dry between rains? This is a challenge at times, but there are some proven techniques to speed drying that can help shorten the window between cutting and storing the forage.
The issue of how the video from Conklin Dairy Farms came to be produced and released is rather murky. Editor Susan Crowell has more questions than answers.
In the early 1970s, I finished spraying a field, and parked the tractor at the driveway with the booms still out. Then, I forgot about it.
There were all sorts of signs. One by one these signs sort of tapped me on the shoulder, trying to get my attention. My husband has fallen in love. There seems to be nothing I can do about it. I met her, and I have to admit, I see the fascination. Young love The sweet […]
We can’t push and prod and tout local foods without pushing nutrition education.
This year, before jumping back into your usual lawn and garden practices, the soil and water conservation districts of Ohio urge you to do something different: Before reaching for that spade or sprayer, dare to try on something green.
Suppose the House Ag Committee asks you to come to Washington to offer your ideas on how to improve the Farm Bill for its 2012 update. Suppose you search your closet for your “new” — well, it’s new to you — white shirt and you go. Suppose you begin your testimony by stating the blindingly […]