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Making farmland preservation work

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The screen in the darkened room showed a rural road now bordered on the left by new homes. “I used to farm this,” said Knox County’s Tim Norris as he flipped to the next slide.

My pilgrim progress, or not so much

Thursday, November 17, 2005

I have nothing against Thanksgiving. Really. Any holiday that has pie as its main export is all right with me.

Sing a Song of Squirrels

Thursday, November 17, 2005

“Many years ago in the ’60s, Black squirrels of London Were exported far away, To Kent State University Where they populate today.

Beat the rush, be thankful this week

Thursday, November 17, 2005

With the Irish clan and the Germanic horde again descending on our home this Thanksgiving, the week preceding their arrival threatens more action than the following week’s three-day, four-night holiday cruise on the SS Club Guebert.

Superhero’s mom has hands of steel

Thursday, November 10, 2005

From the moment I held my firstborn son in my arms, I realized, almost instantaneously, that this wild, wonderful, unpredictably joyous journey I had only just begun would, in the blink of a moment, lead to my own planned obsolescence.

For Our Veterans

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Appropriate words for this time of year, let’s consider the following popular poem attributed to Father Dennis O’Brien, M.

What’s really going on?: Farms still don’t have good records

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I have taught the benefits of current, accurate farm financial and production records since I started working with dairy management students at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in 1974.

A distinguished fellow gets shuffled

Thursday, November 10, 2005

In the big, slow move this past summer from the big, painted house in town, my worn copy of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac went missing.

An extraordinary autumn gears up

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hasn’t autumn been extraordinary this year? November blew in, and each day so far has been as mild as a day in May.

He is farm policy’s pain in the neck

Thursday, November 3, 2005

If you’re a conventional farm policy person – as most farm leaders and members of Congress are – Daryll Ray is becoming your biggest pain in the neck.

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