Friday, April 29, 2016
market chart graphic

Farmer marketing is an art, not a science. Sometimes it feels good to eat the mouse, but it is always more comfortable to nibble along on worms.

The metal wire items have their owner stumped! Can you help them figure out how they were used?
farm business collage

Sometimes farmers forget farming is our business, not just our lifestyle. Writing a business plan helps us look past daily “to do's” and envision what we want our farms to be in the future.
newspapers and coffee

Our big old black and white TV was often turned on only briefly in the evening, after the night milking and supper, just in time for the news.
Phil Hillman with trout fly

Ohio's steelhead fishery is second to none and in fact, ranks as one of the very best, according to steelhead trout addicts who have been known to chase these exciting trophy salmonids from the Redwood forests to the New York Island.
Camera Girl

Kymberly Foster Seabolt calls herself the paparazzi mom, a photo junkie, capturing the candids and outtakes, to the wayward glances of mothers watching their children in adoration.
storm damaged corn

Insurance serves an invaluable purpose, even though you hope you never need it.
salamander

Vernal pools are much more than mud holes in the woods. They are thriving communities of aquatic organisms perfectly adapted to these specialized ephemeral habitats.
grazing

A manager of the smallest herd can still use most of the science and animal husbandry of a large, commercial ranch.
sidedressing corn

The message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Outlook Forum in late February was pretty clear: In 2016, we will again grow more farm goods -- and, in some cases, far more -- than the U.S. and world markets can profitably use.
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