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Ripen green tomatoes indoors

Friday, October 31, 2014

The almanac warns frost is overdue. Vegetable growers are harvesting those last few warm weather crops before it’s too late.

Mast of all kinds is a critical wildlife food

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last week a caller to my radio show asked that I explain the word “mast.” “I’ve often heard you use the term, but I’m not sure exactly what it means,” she said. It’s a great question, especially at this time of year.

Healthy soil: Plan for the future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The concept of “Soil Health” has received a lot of attention recently.

Fowlers of Leeds to World War I

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Today I want to tell you a bit more of the great British Steam Engine and Cultivating Machine Company based on Michael Lane’s book The Story of The Steam Plough Works that was published in 1980.

Looking forward to hunting season

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hunting season was a special time of year.

The dirty truth

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The thing I love about political season is … nothing. Not a single blessed thing. How is this possible?

Hunting trips can supply a wealth of wild critters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hunting trips are always focused on a single animal, species, or trophy but there are often more wild critters, some small, some big, if one looks beyond the prey.

Already unimpressed with farm bill

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plenty to criticize in the new farm bill.

For noninsured crops, consider NAP

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello Friends! My kids love Halloween, and judging from the decorations on some of the houses around the mile, there are several adults in my area who love it as well. Sometimes it takes me back to when I was a kid. My mother would help make me up into either a ghost or some […]

Drug testing can better the workplace

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drug testing can help your company weed-out issues.

The grain harvest rally is on… for now

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There is nothing in the market to indicate we could have high grain prices. We have just seen a bounce from awful prices.

Two superfoods to grow indoors during cool weather

Friday, October 24, 2014

Microgreens and sprouts are two superfoods that are easier to grow indoors and produce a crop much quicker, in as little as 5 days.

Something more than diamonds and gold

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In looking back over a lifetime of influences, most of my friends and school mates will tell you that those who command respect are the teachers from whom we learned the most.

Unforgettable lessons in the woods

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I sat in my Jeep thinking about all the administrative tasks I could have been doing at the office instead of waiting to see the yellow school bus full of first graders pull in for a field trip I said I would help with.

Confused? No, not at all. (I think)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All right, listen up! We’ve got a lot to sort out here and little time to do it.

Chickadees find ways to cope with cold weather

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A frequent question among readers in the aftermath of last winter’s deep freeze was, “How do birds survive overnight low temperatures that plunge below zero degrees Fahrenheit?”

Ask FSA Andy about ARC/PLC decision tools

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beginning Nov. 17, farmers will have the opportunity to come into their local FSA office and declare which program option they want to be in for the life of this new farm bill.

Promoting better forages and enhancing soil health

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall is an excellent time of the year for stockpiling fescue for delayed grazing.

Fixer uppers? Improvements in herds can be made

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I got my start with other people’s cull cows, just a bid or two above the hamburger market — which was not so dear back then.

Changes to Ohio’s antlerless deer permits

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deer permits mean different things, in different counties.

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