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Special order of local doughnuts heading to the Super Bowl

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CANFIELD, Ohio — The Super Bowl-bound New York Giants will be eating White House Fruit Farm’s blueberry doughnuts during Super Bowl weekend in Indianapolis. Jim Cordle, a 320-pound center for the Giants and an Ohio State graduate, discovered the doughnuts through his mother-in-law, Linda McNally, of Canfield, and took a few dozen back to his […]

Ag marketer shares 10 steps to help you reach ‘the Top Third’

Thursday, February 2, 2012

OBERLIN, Ohio — He may not get you the top prices for the year, but a Chicago-based ag marketer and experienced commodities trader promises to do what he can to get you in the top third. Mark Gold, president of Top Third Ag Marketing, spent the evening of Jan. 30 giving farmers advice on how […]

Midwestern farm women conference set in Shipshewana

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. — The annual Midwest Women in Agriculture conference will be Feb. 29 to March 1 at the Shipshewana Town Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, Ind.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Small Farms Summit

Thursday, February 2, 2012

WARSAW, N.Y. — The Cornell Small Farms Program is hosting its statewide Small Farms Summit from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29.

Plans set for 2012 Ohio Spring Dairy Expo

Thursday, February 2, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association has completed plans for the annual 2012 Ohio Spring Dairy Expo. It is scheduled for March 29-31 at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus.

Learning opportunities available to farm managers in February and March

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What a winter we have had so far. I think many of us would like for winter set in and the ground to freeze until spring. Dealing with all the rain and mud has made things difficult.

Dedication

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I often wonder to myself if dedication is becoming an old-fashioned word which we just wink at, go on our way and do as we please?

FSA Andy: Make sure your forms are up to date (and don’t plant marijuana)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Make sure your power of attorney form on file with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency is the right one.

Bats mean more to us and the economy than you might think

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bats are hard at work around the world, fulfilling tasks that are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies. Many of the more than 1,200 bat species are insectivorous.

The progression of automobiles, drivers and life

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Any of us who drives a motor vehicle, and that includes probably almost everyone over the age of 16, has at one time or another complained about rude and thoughtless drivers.

A blank white square

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The other day I looked at our family calendar and saw nothing but a blank white square. It scared the heck out of me.

Crude oil and crude politics

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Like the weather, everyone complains about how slanderous politics has become but no one ever does anything about it.

Reports of increase in fur prices are encouraging

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Area trappers may be looking at a decent paycheck for a change. It’s been several years since raw fur prices have rewarded those dedicated outdoorsmen who work the steel for anything other than the sheer joy of being out there, but reports of rising prices are encouraging.

Teachers may be real people after all

Thursday, February 2, 2012

There is no other relationship quite like those of teacher-student, and the shadow of some of those connections follow the student for a very long walk in to adulthood.

Stronger corn? Take it off steroids, make it all female, researcher says

Thursday, February 2, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops.

LETTER: Ohio farmers don’t need more government assistance

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The government pays thousands of people to “help” the farmer. Just how do these government organizations help us farmers?

LETTER: Coming election will determine fate of this country

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The United States government borrows trillions of dollars from China, which will some day need to be paid back by our children or grandchildren, with interest.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 2, 2012:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

DAMASCUS, Ohio –The Circle 62 4-H Club elected officers at their meeting Jan. 14. The president is Joey Hollback; vice president is James Kataro; secretary is Jade Huff; health officer is Sami Stryffeler; safety officer is Madi Definbaugh; and news reporter is Joseph Kataro. The club held a pumpkin sale in the fall and raised […]

Mending the mines: Striking a balance, making a difference

Thursday, February 2, 2012

With more funding to work with, Ohio officials expect big year for mine reclamation.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 2, 2012:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CONGRESS, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter had a successful citrus fruit sale last fall, and spring’s sausage sale is looking good. The whole hog sausage sale runs until Feb. 15. The chapter will be making the sausage Feb. 25, in cooperation with Heffelfinger Meats. Sausage must be picked up at the high school’s loading […]

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