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Are you prepared for an emergency?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Be prepared, “before” an emergency happens.

Nothing ever stays the same

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few years back, Patty Loveless had a popular country song that told of three sad events in a woman’s life, and each time, her Mama comforted her and said “life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same.”

Stay educated as water quality issues, programs unfold

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Water quality is a big deal, and you need to stay up to date on the developments.

This Sept. 11, take time to reflect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Sept. 11, remember the things that really matter.

Science behind the changing leaves

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A breakdown of why the leaves change this time of year.

A strong voice is not always musical

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soil and water conservation districts in each of Ohio’s counties need board members who are dedicated to agriculture’s success and natural resource conservation.

Your most important job? Safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recently, here in Monroe County, Ohio, there were two fatal farming accidents within a week of each other.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farmers depend on tuning into the world around them. Like a textbook, they read the land, plants and animals they raise for a living to determine their management choices.

Turn mowing pains into healthy gains

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mowing the lawn doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore.

Dead trees are more than just firewood

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If I would ask the question, “what are living trees good for,” I would probably get a large response.

Building steps to a ‘home sweet home’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Building a new home is an exciting yet stressful time in anyone’s life. However, with just a little investigating and some simple questions, the process can run smoothly.

Don’t be the butt log of your harvest

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What would you say, if I were to tell you I would give you $25,000 dollars to select cut some veneer quality white oak 20 inches and greater DBH out of your woods.

What’s your farm’s color saying?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Have you ever driven along and noticed the rich green color of a cornfield on one side of the road while on the other side there’s a yellowish color to the corn crop?

Conservation makes a difference, for ourselves and the future

Thursday, July 3, 2014

We all know people (maybe you are one of them) who are dedicated to a cause, a community, a church, a charity, a job. They are the ones who step up and get the job done. Quite simply, dedicated people are the backbone of any organization. Not a startling revelation, but one that I have […]

Soil test has surprising results

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Medina SWCD just completed a soil testing project in cooperation with Spencer Feed and Supply, located in Spencer, Ohio, in the western part of Medina County. Their service area is mostly in the headwaters of the Black River Watershed to Lake Erie.

Native plants produce many options

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I often get questions about what the name of a particular plant is. Sometimes I know it right off the top of my head, sometimes I mull it over for a while and reach back into that part of my mind filled with cobwebs and pull out the answer, or too often I do not […]

Aerial planting makes cover crops more interesting and practical

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cover crops are an old topic, but the benefits are worth repeating.

Paint fades, but healthy soil does not

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Take a little time and a little money and take a good look at the fertility level of your fields. When was the last time you pulled a soil test for that corner pasture that you can only graze for a few days a month cause there’s not much grass? For that matter, when’s the last time you sampled your best field?

Be the change… A farmer’s pep talk!

Friday, May 30, 2014

By CATHY BERG As I sit here today in my office watching the trees sway in the wind, and admiring the beautiful hostas, iris’s and bleeding hearts growing outside my office window, I think of how much the world has changed. Public perception Public perception and our beliefs appear to now be more influenced by […]

A simple solution to plastic bags

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I see farmer’s fields littered with plastic bags. Equipment gets tangled in plastic. I see bags stuck in trees. I know they get swept in creeks and streams and out into our oceans.

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