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Nexus Marketing can help farmers manage their risk

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ANNA, Ohio — Many people say farming is a gamble. One company is trying to take some of the risk out of it. Nexus Marketing, an affiliate of the National Farmers Organization, handles all aspects of risk management strategies involving fat cattle, forward contracting and hedging. The company has experienced over 300 percent growth over […]

Wastewater treatment system may fuel Pearl Valley Cheese future

Thursday, June 18, 2009

FRESNO, Ohio — A Swiss immigrant came to the United States with a dream and 81 years later — the dream continues. Pearl Valley Cheese was founded in 1928 by Ernest Stalder, a Swiss immigrant. He and his wife, Gertrude, began by making one 200-pound Swiss cheese wheel per day. Today, the company makes about […]

Buckin’ Ohio lassoes fun for the family

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BURBANK, Ohio — Barbecue, bull riding, and barrel racing– a winning combination that can’t be beat for one business. Buckin’ Ohio is located at 8254 Garman Road in Burbank, Ohio. The business is owned by Denny and Eileen Thorsell, who built the operation from the ground up. Buckin’ Ohio is celebrating its seventh year. The […]

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 […]

Business Profile: COBA/Select Sires

Thursday, June 11, 2009

COLUMBUS — The economy might be in a funk and businesses are struggling, but at COBA/Select Sires records are being broken — in a good way. In 2008, the company achieved all-time record sales for the 12th consecutive year in terms of units of semen sold by selling 1,696,136 units, which was an 8.2 percent […]

Business Profile: Ziegler Tire

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MASSILLON, Ohio — With the economy struggling and the business climate only lukewarm, companies are coming and going. In some cases, customers aren’t sure who to turn to for their needs. But despite the doom and gloom, those looking for dependable tires have peace of mind. That is, if they are shopping at Ziegler Tire. […]

Business Profile: W.G. Dairy

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CRESTON, Ohio — Cover-All Building Systems, the leading manufacturer of steel-framed, engineered fabric buildings, has honored Ohio-based W.G. Dairy Supply as the 2008 Eastern U.S. Dealer of the Year. “W.G. has continued to excel year after year with Cover-Alias they are committed to customer service,” said Craig Moss, dealership development manager. “They have done an […]

Business Profile: Straight A’s Supply

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MALVERN, Ohio — Report cards are out and Straight A’s Supply has passed with flying colors. The company, founded in 1991, offers a large selection of products to its customer base that includes those in the agriculture and livestock industries. Products Products include Priefert cattle equipment, Gallagher weighing systems and fencing, southern yellow pine fence […]

Business Profile: Progressive Diesel Injection

Thursday, June 11, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Progressive Diesel Injection just added a new star to its already-impressive lineup of equipment. The company is now a Kubota industrial engine dealer. The full-service diesel engine machine shop has been keeping its customers’ equipment up and running since 1971 when Harry Ratvasky, Sr., founded the company. Progressive, located at 451 […]

Business Profile: Log Cabin Fence

Thursday, June 11, 2009

AMITY, Pa. — In 1981, Bill Iams wanted to start his own business. He didn’t have a building to lease or money for fancy advertising, but what he did have was some creativity — and a truck. So, he rounded up some fence wire and set up shop right in the bed of his truck. […]

Business Profile: Doebler’s

Thursday, June 11, 2009

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. — Doebler’s opens its 2009 sales season with 23 new brands of hybrid seed corn. Everything from conventional to the most advanced technologies, including YieldGard VT Triple®, Herculex® and Agrisure®. And in 2010, Doebler’s will mark its 75th anniversary as an independent seed producer and marketer. Doebler’s sells hybrid seed corn, soybeans, […]

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