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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.

Mahoning County homes featured on green energy tour

Thursday, September 27, 2007

CLEVELAND – Renewable energy-powered and energy-efficient homes and buildings in Ohio and throughout the nation will be showcased during free open houses and guided and self-guided public tours Oct.

Johanns: ‘Agriculture is stronger than ever before’

Thursday, September 27, 2007

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns resigned from his post Sept. 19. Below is the full text of his resignation letter to President Bush.

Geauga Co. Junior Fair dairy results

Thursday, September 27, 2007

BURTON, Ohio – The 2007 Geauga County Junior Fair Dairy Show was Aug. 31 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.

Field day highlights custom grazing

Thursday, September 27, 2007

CASSADAGA, N.Y. – Doug and Colleen Aldrich of Cassadaga, N.Y., recently hosted a grazing field day at their farm.

Farms earn state award for conservation practices

Thursday, September 27, 2007

LONDON, Ohio – Five farm families were honored at the Farm Science Review Sept. 20 for their implementation of natural resource conservation practices.

Drought, temperature swings blamed for widespread corn abnormalities

Thursday, September 27, 2007

COLUMBUS – This season’s drought may be the cause of stunted ears being found throughout Ohio’s cornfields.

By the way, Governor …

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Harold Bateson, a farmer-member of the USDA Farm Service Agency state committee, catches the ear of Ohio Gov.

Antlerless deer permit is new for 2007-2008 season

Thursday, September 27, 2007

COLUMBUS – The antlerless deer permit, new for the 2007-2008 hunting season, allows hunters the opportunity to harvest up to seven deer in Ohio, according to the

Angus lovers led 124 entries in W.Va.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Angus enthusiasts led 124 entries at the 2007 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory Angus Show Aug.

Alpaca farms celebrate breed with special event

Thursday, September 27, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ohio – Have you ever wondered what things make alpacas go “Hmmm”? When and where. Learn this and more when you visit a local alpaca farm to celebrate the first-ever “National Alpaca Farm Day” Sept.

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