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I still don’t know what I want to be

Thursday, September 4, 2014

’Tis the season when most public schools begin a new academic year.

Science behind the changing leaves

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A breakdown of why the leaves change this time of year.

Cover crops for farm and garden

Friday, August 29, 2014

As a bountiful harvest empties our fields and gardens, and fills our wheelbarrows and pickup beds with fresh fruits and veggies, growers wonder what to do with the newly vacant space.

Ask FSA Andy about USDA letters

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Farm Service Agency is in the process of implementing new programs that were passed in the Agricultural Act of 2014 or better known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

Preservation: The Wilderness Act of 1964 marks 50 years

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Twenty years later, the GMO fight goes on

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.

The Whippet: More than just an old automobile

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Folks often ask how I think of stuff to write about, and while I sometimes really have to scratch to come up with a subject, especially when a deadline is breathing down my neck, things I see in my travels often trigger a memory that leads to an idea for a story.

DIY homemade duck decoys can do the trick

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Duck hunters looking for a way to add a little spice to their sport may want to try crafting a decoy or two to their gear bag.

A strong voice is not always musical

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soil and water conservation districts in each of Ohio’s counties need board members who are dedicated to agriculture’s success and natural resource conservation.

Remember to talk about safety, on the road and in the field

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rash of recent car accidents is a reminder to talk about safety.

Back to School: The common sense curriculum

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to school. The very notion conjures up visions of autumn and plaid and crisp apples for the teacher.

Water issues rising, are you ready?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Every farm owner, every homeowner, every consumer, plays a role in water conservation and protection.

This season’s seed, next season’s harvest: A seed saving primer

Friday, August 22, 2014

In August everyone enjoys eating summer’s garden harvest, especially water and muskmelons. But they are likely spitting those valuable seeds into the trash. Saving seed is a wise economic and environmental choice and it’s easier than you think

Your most important job? Safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recently, here in Monroe County, Ohio, there were two fatal farming accidents within a week of each other.

Heavyweight India defies WTO deal

Thursday, August 21, 2014

800 million people can’t be wrong, right?

This is not what we meant by ‘chill out’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let us all take a moment to remember Summer 2014. That was a great day.

Thinking ahead for silage safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While injury and fatality statistics for silage harvesting and storage are not easily tabulated, few operations present more hazards.

Parlor games and summer chores

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As summer winds toward fall, this has been a year constantly ahead of itself, it seems.

Is your livestock’s water reducing profit?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Limiting water intake reduces animal performance quicker and more drastically than any other nutrient deficiency.

The basic science of Harmful Algal Blooms

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A little phosphorus makes Lake Erie the “Walleye Capital of the World,” but too much phosphorus can lead to harmful algal blooms.

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