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Tracing the roots to the land

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Part I How does one go about explaining a connection to the land? It has seemed impossible for me to explain why I care about the land on which my father was born and raised.

Technology wave started years ago

Thursday, June 28, 2007

About the time I broke the cotton shackles of my mother’s apron strings for the glorious freedom of my father’s farm fields, a technology wave hit the southern Illinois farm of my youth.

Dryness leads to poisonous grazing

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dryness leads to poisonous grazing With dry weather in many parts of the area, the potential for animals to eat toxic plants increases, mostly because they’re hungry and not much forage is available for grazing.

Everyone needs a little motivation

Thursday, June 28, 2007

This is the time of year there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get all the work on a dairy farm accomplished.

Turning 40: Planted in the present

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Well, the bad news is that I can now officially call Mr. Wonderful “my old man.” The good news is that I’d rather be poked with a hot stick than do so.

And they’re off!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

CANFIELD, Ohio – The smell of fresh hay mingled with the humid early summer air as drivers hooked driving harnesses to their young horses in preparation of tackling the half-mile dirt track of the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Young cattlemen among the BEST

Thursday, June 28, 2007

MARYSVILLE, Ohio – More than 400 people celebrated the 2006-2007 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) program as it wrapped up June 9 with its annual awards banquet at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Why do you love the fair?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

There’s nothing quite like a county fair and you gave us lots of reasons to look forward to the 2007 fair season.

Sheep grazing tour in Wayne County

Thursday, June 28, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, in partnership with Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, will host a sheep grazing tour July 13 from 9 a.

Giant wind farm under construction

Thursday, June 28, 2007

JOHNSTON, Iowa – As the principal owner and developer of Harvest Wind Farm, LLC, John Deere Wind Energy has begun construction of more than 30 wind turbine generators in Huron County – making it the first multimegawatt wind farm in the state of Michigan.

Despite devastating tornado, Kansas fair being reborn

Thursday, June 28, 2007

GREENSBURG, Kan. – The phrase “true grit” is often associated with cowboy toughness – an indomitable spirit – that proved an asset in settling the West.

Competition in the kitchen

Thursday, June 28, 2007

It’s finally summertime. That means there are all kinds of activities to look forward to, like bonfires, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Vets: Some horses in worse shape after foster care than when ‘rescued’

Thursday, June 28, 2007

CANFIELD, Ohio – Thirteen horses were hauled back to Thomas Skelton’s Canfield area farm June 18, but veterinarians who inspected the horses both in foster care and at the farm since their return say some of them are in worse shape now than when they were taken.

Trashy clothes

Thursday, June 28, 2007

REEDS MILLS, Ohio – Seventeen-year-old Coral Roach, in her drop-waist party dress, is shooting for something trendy, yet modest.

Judge clears Wayne County hog farmers, employee of most charges

Thursday, June 28, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – There was a collective sigh of relief from the defendants and their supporters when Wayne County Municipal Court Judge Stuart Miller cleared Creston hog farmer Ken Wiles and his employee, Dusty Stroud, of all animal cruelty charges after a day and a half of testimony June 19-20.

Evolution of an exhibition

Thursday, June 28, 2007

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – There are decades of economic and social and personal histories crammed into a cardboard box in the Lake County fair office.

Ways to graze

Thursday, June 28, 2007

(Editor’s note: This story is the first in a three-part series on sheep farming. Each story focuses on a different type of sheep production.

Fair is foundation for many friendships

Thursday, June 28, 2007

LISBON, Ohio – Water balloon fights, concerts, campground cookouts, roaming the midway in search of the perfect french fries (or the perfect date).

Feeding glycerol to cows has limits

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Are you a label reader? Probably not, unless you get bored when you are on “business” in the bathroom and you don’t have Readers Digest or the local daily newspaper in arms’ reach. But take a look at the labels on the bottles of hand or body lotion, sunscreen and skin moisturizer. Very high on […]

Someone fire this marketing agency

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I’m not the most frugal of individuals, but I’m by no means a spendthrift. Either way, I have little respect for things crossing my desk that strike me as a colossal waste of energy, time and money.

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