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Plan now for the summer slump

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What are you going to do this summer when growth in your cool-season pastures slows down? What will you do if they stop growing altogether sometime this summer? You must be thinking, “Aw come on man, why are you asking me that when spring has barely gotten into gear?” The answer is simply that a […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate, cars sell well at auctions

Thursday, April 30, 2009

- Bob Wagner and Associates, Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, held the Gyalai trust auction April 19 in Canton with 210 registered bidders. The top-selling item was a 1998 Lincoln Town car that sold for $6,000. Other highlights included a 1994 Buick Skylark for $3,800; a Hummel Ring Around the Rosie for $1,050; International sterling […]

The Cookie Crumbles This Way

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Homemade cookies are always a welcome treat, so when I received a request for chewy cookie recipes, I didn’t have to think twice. Follow recipes closely and measure ingredients carefully for best results; using the correct ingredients is key. Here are some other pointers adapted from Fats. Cookies are made primarily with butter, margarine […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).

Big biz and the big university

Thursday, April 30, 2009

When David Chicoine explains his new, part-time job — one of 11 members of the board of directors at seed giant Monsanto Co. — it all sounds very smart, very modern, very…good. “Big companies like Monsanto,” related Chicoine in an April 21 telephone interview, “have contacts anywhere they find talent. Their only interest is high […]

Producers should maintain herd health amid swine flu outbreaks

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The strain of swine flu suspected of sickening dozens of people in the United States and killing more than 150 in Mexico, known as the H1N1 virus, is a new strain that has never been found in U.S. swine herds. “Reports indicate that the H1N1 virus in the current outbreak is a […]

Parenting 101: Cajoling and punishment

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I suspect that civilization, as a whole, took a nosedive the very moment people started trying to reason with children. Children are, by nature, unreasonable. Children are basically egos with lungs and legs. Nonetheless, modern parents seem to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to coax, cajole and downright beg their progeny to “please, […]

It’s been such a long time coming

Thursday, April 30, 2009

“It is late April. Daylight comes now around 4 o’clock. While the sky is still dark roosters begin to crow from various farms in the neighborhood. Their voices pierce the dark sky like a knife cutting a design in the top crust of a raspberry pie, and the morning comes through like colored juice out […]

DIBS address issues facing dairy producers dealing with milk prices

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Plummeting prices in the dairy industry are creating critical cash-flow and long-term survivability issues on Ohio’s 3,328 dairy farms. Full awareness Cost-cutting decisions must be made with full awareness of both short and long-term production and economic consequences. For instance, do you really save money by buying a bull and not purchasing frozen semen? A […]

Spring migration and its parade of color are under way

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A flash of red signals the return of a male rose-breasted grosbeak. A lemon drop bouncing across a country road means yellow warblers are back. And a patch of deep blue atop a withered snag tells me indigo buntings have arrived. Spring migration and its parade of color are under way. The colors of birds […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson Milton Livestock 4-H club held a meeting April 20 with Jason Lanzo serving as the guest speaker. He informed the group about a summer day camp that will be held in the Jackson Milton/Craig Beach area. It is a free program that starts in June for children 10-17. There […]

No birthday horseback riding this year

Thursday, April 30, 2009

No, I didn’t go horseback riding on my 87th birthday, the first time in many, many years I haven’t observed that tradition — but only because no “suitable” horse was available. Last year, there was a darling mare, Angel, visiting at Judy’s during one of her dressage clinics, and I was privileged to ride her. […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio —The Mapleton FFA sent a team to the 2009 State Animal Behavior and Welfare Contest at the state fairgrounds in Columbus April 21. The team consisted of Jerry Mencl, Garrett Canfield, Hillary Krause, Shelby Emmons and coach Jared Wynn. Mencl led the team placing sixth overall. The team was fifth in the contest […]

Annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show was a success

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio –According to the Ashtabula County Cattleman’s Association and the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County, the 12th annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show held April 18 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds was a success. Sixty exhibitors from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan showed 71 animals. Tyler Neal from Bellevue, Mich., […]

Vacation with us…Metcalf

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A group of friends from Ashland and Richland counties traveled by Amtrak to Salt Lake City, Utah, to do genealogical research. On this day, they decided to enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures by visiting the Ogden Union RR Station Museum with Farm and Dairy. Thanks for taking us along — we love to ride […]

Vacation with us…James

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Raymond and Marcella James of Wellsville, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along on their trip to Coral Castle, Fla., near Miami.

Vacation with us…Bookman

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Bookman family of Randolph, Ohio, took a trip to the Caribbean and they were sure to bring reading materials with them and Farm and Dairy came along. Here, Kayli and Clark show their reading material in Jamaica.

Vacation with us…Barton

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tredd Barton and his wife braved the wind to get a shot of themselves holding their favorite paper (Farm and Dairy, of course!) in front of the Sphinx and pyramids in Egypt.

Wayne County meeting to gauge interest in starting year-round local food market

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Farmers and food producers from Wayne and surrounding counties are invited to get in on the ground floor of a new year-round farmers’ market in downtown Wooster. A meeting will be held to gather ideas and share details of the new project, called Local Roots Market and Cafe, May 4 at 7 […]

Council urges pork producers to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified

Monday, April 27, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Pork Producers Council board of directors are proving they are committed to providing a safe and wholesome product for consumers. The board passed motions during its April meeting recommending all Ohio pork producers become Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified and complete their site assessment and Transport Quality Assurance by December 2010. […]


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