The year I started at Farm and Dairy — 1985 — Coca-Cola attempted to change its 99-year-old formula to attract younger drinkers. Anyone remember “New” Coke? Didn’t think so. Seventy-nine days after its vaunted introduction, the new formula was discontinued and the company reintroduced the original Coke, proving once again, “if it ain’t broke, don’t […]
Farm lessons included ‘hard work, taking nothing for granted.’
Here in the Midwest it is fair season. County fairs are gearing up, winding down, and whirling along.
Herman Melville was a pretty good fiction writer, but his 1851 whale of a tale — something about a big fish and a peg-legged man named Ahab — was, in fact, based on the true story of the American whaling ship Essex that, in 1820, was attacked and sunk by a huge whale in the South Pacific.
Thank you to the parents, members and everyone else, for another great fair.
Farmers depend on tuning into the world around them. Like a textbook, they read the land, plants and animals they raise for a living to determine their management choices.
Old wills, and I mean really old wills, are fascinating to read. They’re a way to learn about how our ancestors lived, as well as seeing what worldly goods were important to them.
The big hand hit six and we were on our way north, heading for Fairport Harbor, Ohio, to see if we could luck into a batch of yellow perch.
Insects thrive during the warmth of summer, and many are conspicuous and familiar.
The Farm Service Agency continues to have loan funds available in all categories of the loan programs.
The scope of a pipeline company’s activities may impact your farm operation for a long time to come. Don’t rush anything, and get it in writing! Tips for landowners.
Farmers should take time to examine the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.
Congress left a lot undone, before going on summer recess.
Mowing the lawn doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore.
According to Ohio wildlife officials, a mountain lion was sighted recently near Wintersville in Jefferson County, Ohio.
Just this past week, a friend and I got to talking about how certain traditions have been handed down, some by family, others through the law of life’s essentials.
There has been a move afoot for some time to relax (see also: dumb down) the English language.
When my wife and I left on vacation July 21, I felt pangs of guilt. I had been hosting a growing number of ruby-throated hummingbirds at my feeders since early May.
As you can see from the wide variety of weather Ohio experiences in a seven-month period, one may want to consider some type of coverage on their crops that they invest their time and money into planting.
Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to relax on a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that have recently caught my eye.