Few experiences are more rewarding than introducing a child to the outdoors. I remember teaching my daughters at the age of three to recognize the voice of a barred owl – “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all!” They were amazed they could identify a bird without seeing it. And when my wife and […]
OSU Extension offers online resources that help farmers keep their management skills on the cutting edge.
The arts are an important part of education and yet in many educational settings, they are first at risk for cuts.
High tunnels make it possible to grow crops in cooler conditions and extend the growing season.
It is Monday and I am sitting amidst the rubble of my office space with little or no room to spare. Mounded beside me and on the floor and in the hallway are the leftovers from Spring Dairy Expo. Just one week ago today, I was pulling everything out, editing paperwork, and recalling what we […]
Meet pro walleye angler Steve Baylor, a guy, one would think, who would rely on a box full of every kind of lure ever made, tools of the trade they might be called. After all, he like all pro fishermen, wears a shirt with more sponsors on it than cloth. That and few fishing boxes, […]
Early migrants began returning several weeks ago. Turkey vultures, killdeer, and phoebes were probably as befuddled by the late winter weather as we were. But by early April, we should be safe from any more extended cold snaps. And that means the parade of returning migratory birds will accelerate every week. Bird songs To prepare […]
Part II Check out the first column on this series here. In the world of animal health, a positive ending to testing or treatment is always a hopeful priority. One enormous difference between the animal care world and that of human care, is this: sometimes, those seeking the care for those they love are much […]
Hello again, I sure have seen a lot of information about the new farm bill in the newspaper. There is some good information out there with most of it being put out by our agency. Like everyone else, I read the information and store it away until a sign-up period becomes a reality. I compare […]
The end of most seasons tends to catch me off guard. I’m minding my own business enjoying another weekend afternoon waving to friends and eating nachos, when someone mentions idly that today is the last game.
Winter stayed, and most days thereafter brought more clear, cold evidence that the lion that came in with March planned to stay the entire month.
But when it comes to lures, Baylor could carry all that he needs in his shirt pocket.
“Let’s be honest, many human doctors regard veterinary medicine as crude, plodding and nebulous.” — Dr. Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon Part I of II Over a lifetime, I have held veterinarians in high regard, having been blessed to […]
USDA planting report afterglow: Unless there are amazing discrepancies from the expectations, the market spends one day reacting, then we go back to business.
Hello again! The weather, the weather, the weather! Lately it sounds like a curse word. I realize it is only March, and yes, I know spring will come eventually. It just feels like it has been a very long winter. For me, it isn’t about getting into a field to get it planted. In my […]
Farmers want to know when better weather is going to stay for good, rather than just visit like an out of town relative.
Little wonder why Congress got the Farm Bill math wrong: it knows what it knows and everyone else can just shut up.
I am eating a banana when what I really want to be eating is pastry. I call that progress. Ever since starting my new to me office type job with business type people I have gained weight. Not a lot of weight but enough weight to be alarming. This caught me off guard because I […]
Is it the right thing for every farm and family? Maybe not, but forming an LLC may be an alternative some farm families want to consider.
To truly enjoy and appreciate nature, we must experience it. It recharges the soul, and it actually made me feel better physically.