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Ask FSA Andy about the MicroLoans program

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Farm loan program has been extended.

2015 is dirt’s big year to shine

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This year, center your resolutions around soil health.

On raising kids – and kids

Thursday, January 8, 2015

As the children grow and change I have really enjoyed watching how the interaction between adult and child changes.

Striving for unity gives us strength

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Johnny, who so easily could have turned a blind eye to this wounded soul, instead determined he would take the freshman under his wing.

Grain prices perk up after the holidays

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The rebound is nice, but grain merchandiser Marlin Clark says it is hard to be actually bullish without solid fundamental news in this country.

Supporting agriculture in Ohio will remain a top priority

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The past four years have certainly been a time of change and progress for Ohio’s agriculture industry.

Backyard chickens for beginners

Friday, January 2, 2015

Backyard chickens are common in rural areas, but chicken farming is becoming increasingly popular in urban areas, especially with Millennials.

You’re right, I’m wrong… Next!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Readers respond to Alan Guebert’s columns from second half of 2014.

Resolve to become a better steward of the land

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Become a better steward of the land in 2015 (even if you don’t own any land).

A fresh start for the new year, for you and your grain marketing plan

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Plan a disciplined series of sales that get the grain bins emptied before the rest of the farmers look around and realize they have to empty the bins for next year.

Record books show Ohio’s hunting history

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year, the day when most Ohio deer hunters resolve to kill a giant, a whitetail buck that merits a spot in the Ohio record book.

Pioneers were thankful for just one room

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Those pioneer cabins were small, but efficient.

Farming must use wits to win the day

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The year in the life of a farmer has always felt a bit like the hard climb to a summit, alone, without the benefit of a team of cohorts helping with the challenging ascent.

Thoughts on stock handling

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Recently I was sitting in a tree-stand, like many of you have probably done recently, ‘hunting’ deer.

Making feeders selective without unwanted visitors

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

If you’re bothered by pigeons, crows, or starlings at your feeders, I have three solutions.

Resolution: Have a relaxing New Year

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I love Christmas. I love the holidays, the happiness, the warm glow of twinkle lights.

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business

Monday, December 29, 2014

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business. Do you know where you rank? Join the Ohio Farm Business and Benchmarking program.

Choose the best seed for your garden

Friday, December 26, 2014

After the hectic holiday has passed, gardeners will begin sorting through their big piles of seed catalogs to choose spring seed.

Ask FSA Andy about updating your bases and yield

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Our hands at the FSA offices have been punching computer keyboards, updating your planting history and inputting your yield production history.

Know the value of quality beef

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

“You get what you pay for” is a saying that often assumes limitations.

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