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What can I do about dead grass? Here’s a few options

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.

How does your garden grow? Only after much preparation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.

How do I know if the soil in my garden is healthy?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Upon first glance, a garden may appear to be the picture of health. However, further examination may reveal that the garden isn’t all that it seems, and perhaps that healthy facade is artificially manufactured.

How do I test my soil?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring is a perfect time to take a soil test to measure your soil’s fertility. Testing your soil is an easy and inexpensive way of maintaining good plant health and productivity. Remember: Healthy soil will result in healthy plants.

Watch your step: Stay safe on the farm with proper lighting and footwear

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As the region continues to experience one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent years, growers and producers can take measures to ensure their safety in increasingly hazardous outdoor conditions.

Tips for using propane heaters for hog operations

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ohio Pork Producers Council President Duane Stateler, McComb, Ohio, said when the propane shortage was tightest, he lowered the temperature in his barns a few degrees and began to use heat lamps again in the sow nursery and two finishing barns at his hog operation.

DIY winter weather survival gear for the handy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This winter has been a doozy. If you’re handy, here’s a couple of ways to make your life in snowy weather a bit easier.

Don’t worry, be happy — beating the winter blues

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Have a case of the winter blues? You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here’s a few tips to help lift your spirits during the winter months.

Energy awareness during cold weather: keeping warm without stressing utilities

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cold weather can stress public utilities. Here’s a few ways to stay warm while also keeping utility stress to a minimum.

Need a seed? Our National Seed Swap Day resource will help

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Having a difficult time finding that heirloom tomato you bought at a farmers market last summer? Why not attend a seed swap? And what better time to find a seed swap than National Seed Swap Day?

Safely storing food and extending shelf life

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Many of us have probably thrown away food due to spoilage. Unfortunately, doing this can be wasteful and expensive. Here’s how to get the most out of your food by storing it properly.

Several tips for cooking venison

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.

Keep sows performing even in cold weather

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sows may require 25 percent more nutrients in winter to accommodate for additional seasonal demands.

Staying warm during cold weather

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

When temperatures begin creeping below the freezing mark, keeping warm becomes a priority whether you’re working outside, or inside.

Here’s a few tips for keeping warms during those chilly days of winter.

Beat the snow: tips for driving on winter roads

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations. We could all learn a little from a team of million mile accident-free drivers: America’s Road Team Captains.

Properly field dressing a deer to avoid getting sick

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Properly field dressing a deer can cut the risk of illness. Here’s a few tips to keep your field dressing proper.

How to keep your holiday decorations safe for the family

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The holiday countdown is on and it’s time to get your house razzle-dazzle ready. But before you do, make sure to check that your lights and decorations are still in good working order after a year in storage.

Roasting a turkey with kosher salt

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

There’s plenty of ways to prepare a turkey for your Thanksgiving Day meal. Some families deep fry turkeys, some brine their turkey over night, while others simply cover the turkey in herbs and butter and roast it in a pan for several hours.

Tips for winterizing cattle operations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November is a good time for beef producers to assess their pastures and facilities and take care of some routine tasks to prepare their cattle operations for winter, a Purdue Extension beef specialist said.

How to avoid a dead car battery this winter

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dreading the winter day when your car won’t start? Here’s a few tips to help avoid having an early-morning freak-out.

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