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Facing a beginning and an ending at Farm and Dairy

Friday, September 24, 2010

“A year’s plan starts with spring.” — Chinese proverb Like farmers, the Chinese who quote this proverb recognize a good harvest depends on the spring sowing. After all, you reap what you sow. But here at Farm and Dairy, the year starts in the fall. At this time every year, we turn another page and […]

What will you say when the media call your farm?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Every farmer and every farm needs to have a public relations plan in place — BEFORE the media come calling.

Columbiana County Fair creates moving veterans’ tribute

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fourteen veterans — representing World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — were honored in a special service at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Ohio animal welfare compromise: Smart move or sell-out?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Leadership of Ohio’s major commodity and farm groups sat down at the negotiating table with the Humane Society of the United States. Why? Well, let’s just say politics makes strange bedfellows.

We deserve truth in Conklin dairy farm animal cruelty case

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The issue of how the video from Conklin Dairy Farms came to be produced and released is rather murky. Editor Susan Crowell has more questions than answers.

Local food important, but won’t solve nation’s nutrition disconnect

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We can’t push and prod and tout local foods without pushing nutrition education.

Emotion trumps science every time: Farmers need to ‘start with why’

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

When you start talking from your passion, and not your science, all of a sudden, farming becomes more relevant, more meaningful to everyone else, because they, too, want to protect the environment or care about animal welfare, and can do that by supporting you.

Main Street banks want reform

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rare is the day when the U.S. Senate Ag Committee lands on the front page of the New York Times. That day, however, came April 20 when the Times, in its running coverage of financial reform in the Senate, highlighted the aggies’ role in that effort: regulation of casino-like derivatives. The story centered on committee […]

What does ‘socially just’ agriculture mean?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Society currently expects three things from farmers. First, produce high quality and safe food. Second, protect the environment. Third, treat farm animals humanely. But some still clamor that’s not enough.

HSUS brings message to 4-H’ers

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I dislike the calculating move by HSUS to target 4-H youth with its subtle anti-animal agriculture message.

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