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On tractors, two’s a crowd

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The four-color photo on the front page of the local daily paper immediately caught my eye, but not with a reaction the editors desired.

New respect for a childhood friend

Thursday, September 27, 2007

When my son was just a little shaver, he came home from school one day, his big blue eyes sparkling, and said, “Mom, I have a new best friend! Can I invite my friend to come and stay overnight?” Cort knew about overnight visits from his older cousins, who always had extra kids around, their homes filled with fun and games and laughter.

Part I: Pork cooperative a disaster

Thursday, September 27, 2007

NOTE: Below is the first of a two columns on a now-collapsing, multimillion-dollar farmer-owned cooperative.

A Moving Experience

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My voice echoed in my daughter’s half-empty room when I called out to Mark, “Yes, I think we’ve packed everything.

Soccer mom confessions

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I am the mother I warned myself about. In all those blissful early years of having children (babies, really), I had big plans to do very little.

Young fox has a field day (and lunch)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Decisions! Decisions! Which of more than a dozen jottings gets the lead paragraph for this column? And suddenly, Mother Nature makes the decision with a dazzling offering on the sunny last day of summer as a friend and I admired the just-mowed pasture.

Ashland SWCD awards excellence

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A sign recognizing him as 2006 Cooperator of the Year was presented to Mike Sloan during the 63rd annual meeting of the Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District held at the Ashland County Career Center recently.

Women in ag conference in Lexington

Thursday, September 27, 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Women involved in agriculture or those interested in agriculture, rural living and local foods should attend the annual conference of the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, Oct.

Ohio teen tops showmanship contest

Thursday, September 27, 2007

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Mark Riley of Williamsfield, Ohio, topped 85 other contestants to win the senior division of the 10th annual showmanship contest.

Ohio study will track nuisance birds that spread E. coli among dairies

Thursday, September 27, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University scientists are using a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to study the relationship between wild birds and E.


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