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When will you tire of the other voices and speak out for agriculture?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The horn of plenty needs tooting. And you are obligated to do some of it.

I guess I’ll have to send myself flowers

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My husband and I don’t take much stock in Valentine’s Day cards and such. One year, I shamed him into getting me a heart-shaped box of chocolates because I wanted to save the box and use it as a fireplace mantel decoration in future Februarys.

We all need ag diversity training

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We cannot be so narrow-minded to think that there is only one way to be successful, to be sustainable, in farming today.

Knee jerks and collateral damage

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Biotechnology can feed the world, save lives, protect the environment, and improve human and animal health and welfare.

Look around you. Yep, life is good

Thursday, January 22, 2009

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president-elect Gary Voogt (he takes office Jan. 24) made some good, salt-of-the-earth comments at last weekend’s annual meeting of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. The Michigan Angus breeder may have retired as a civil engineer (before he retired, he was president of an engineering firm employing 65 people), but I think he […]

Let’s hear it for the Patz 1000 Alley Scraper 4-H Style Revue

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Those folks at Purdue University are sheer genius. No offense to my friends at the fine land grant universities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but in the world of cost recovery, Purdue just scooped you big time. Purdue University is auctioning the naming rights to several new species discovered by professor John Bickham, who is also […]

Ag impact is more than economic

(or what farmers never get paid for)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Last September when I solicited responses to the question “What I learned on my first job”, one of the people I contacted was Pike County farmer Dan Corcoran. After the piece appeared, Dan e-mailed a quick note. “I try to tell my children how they will remember being ‘different’ will be a very good thing. […]

Who will lead your farm after you?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How much time do you spend developing your farm’s next generation of leadership?

Celebrate the first silent night

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

(Note: This column first appeared in Farm and Dairy 15 years ago. This morning, I searched through my yellowed clippings to share it again this year. Merry Christmas to all.) If you walked by Edith Troyer’s third grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School during December, it wasn’t unusual to hear voices of the young […]

Reinvigorating the ‘American Way’

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Our challenge — and the challenge of saving the American Way — is for Business, Labor, Agriculture and Consumers to stop pointing fingers and work together for the common good.

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