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Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese owner is ‘queen of collaboration’

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SCENERY HILL, Pa. — A person can be defined by the books they read and the people they choose to spend time with, says Alisa Fasnacht, co-owner of Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese in Scenery Hill, Pa. For Fasnacht and her husband, Alan, the ability to network and the inspiration they have found in books helped […]

Business Profile: Harold’s Equipment, Inc.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

DUNDEE, Ohio — Harold’s Equipment’s committed and courteous staff is always ready to help customers, whether on a simple part or a large equipment purchase or repair. Products Harold’s Equipment, Inc., 2120 Route 168 in Dundee, offers quality product lines like Houle liquid manure tanks and spreaders, Trioliet and Patz vertical mixers, Patz silo unloaders […]

Cultivating connections: Social networking for ag education, direct marketing

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

(Part II of a two-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — Social media users have many reasons for investing time online. For three agricultural individuals, it’s a combination of networking, consumer education and direct marketing — all in different ways. Mike Haley of West Salem, Ohio, decided to set up a Twitter account after hearing about it […]

Garrettsville horse farm knows no gender barriers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

D.C. Campbell continues to follow her passion: Building a horse training and rehabilitation business for Thoroughbreds.

B&B blends agriculture and tourism

Sunday, June 14, 2009

BUTLER, Pa. — What do a gray goose, 100 Black Angus cattle, a bride and pancakes have in common? All of them have a place at Butler County’s Armstrong Farms, which is owned by John and Kathy Allen. Best of both The Allens have woven together agriculture and tourism — the county’s top two industries […]

Business profile: McArthur Lumber & Post

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MCARTHUR, Ohio — McArthur Lumber & Post has more experience in treating wood for outdoor use than any other company anywhere. It has used creosote, penta, CCA salts and oxides, and was the test site with USEPA, CSI and Battelle Institute to perfect and make available the first and foremost environmental chemical known as ACQ. […]

Business profile: Hill’s Supply Inc.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CANAL FULTON, Ohio — Hill’s Supply Inc., 2366 Locust St., Canal Fulton, is celebrating its 30th year in business. Owners Dave and Dolores Hill founded the company in June 1979 and employ 35 full-time and 5 part-time employees. Expansion Over the years, they have purchased the inventory/assets of eight small dealers; the last one in […]

Business Profile: Deerfield Farms Service: Celebrating 50 years in the making

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Deerfield Farms serves area producers throughout northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania in many ways — as a grain elevator, a fertilizer, seed and crop protection products retailer, and as a grain drying, storage, handling and feed equipment supplier.

Business Profile: Seed Consultants is loyal to customers, region

Thursday, June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Seed Consultants started with zero sales in 1990, and expanded to more than $35 million in gross sales in 2009.

Business Profile: Minerva True Value

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MINERVA, Ohio — One of the best things about shopping at a hardware store in a small community is that customers get even more than they pay for. In addition to the purchase, they get the personal attention that can’t be found at all those big stores. At Minerva True Value, their business is more […]


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