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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 […]

Potluck at your own peril

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I give the worst parties. Seriously. I have no idea why people keep coming to my house. I tend to issue invitations that request that you join us and please bring a lawn chair, a dish to pass and a beverage, too. I tend to supply meat, water and fire. It’s akin to being invited […]

Photos of “family” trees fill albums

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Year after year, autumn after autumn, the same trees here are photographed, from every angle, in every light. I have pictures of them when I could touch their tops. It reminds me of parents who take pictures of their children from the moment they are born, through every stage, on every occasion. The albums are […]

Dream hunt’s one guarantee: To be memorable.

Friday, October 15, 2010

By Mike Tontimonia The distance between Northeast Ohio and a remote mountain top campsite: Considerable but doable. This week is a travel week involving three days in a diesel pick-up truck and another on horseback. We left Monday morning well before dawn with Topeka, Kansas in our sights. The drive The truck is capped and […]

Healthy dose of skepticism key when dealing with antiques and collectibles

Thursday, October 14, 2010

At Garth’s, our appraisers and auctioneers accept more than 12,000 objects per year for auction; and turn away twice that many. So, considering we only find one out of every three items marketable, it’s easy to become jaded in my line of work. No, not me — I still perk up when the phone rings […]

Dropping temperatures will mean hungry birds

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weather forecasters are calling for overnight low temperatures to dip into the 30s this week, so it’s time to pull out the bird feeders and stock up on some seed. Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for food for wild birds. Sunflower seeds attract the greatest variety of feeder birds. Black-oil […]

Universities can’t serve two interests

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A September piece in The Economist, the esteemed English business and political weekly, makes the bold statement that “America’s universities lost their way badly in the era of easy money. If they do not find it again, they may go the way of GM,” the global automotive giant that became a global lemon in less […]

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