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Keeping a thankful attitude is needed when dealing with challenged times

Friday, November 30, 2012

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” These words by Charles Swindoll are a good reminder during this busy holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This growing season has been a challenge for the agricultural community, but farmers’ thankfulness for what they did produce […]

Webcast to focus on biofilters

Friday, November 30, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will host a webcast Dec. 7, focusing on biofilters. Biofilters have been getting attention as an on-farm method of reducing odor nuisances. Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” […]

Grange leader: Elected officials need to be more fiscally responsible

Friday, November 30, 2012

BOISE, Idaho — National Grange President Ed Luttrell outlined “four fundamental truths” he says elected officials need to follow to move America away from the “fiscal cliff.” He issued his challenge during his annual address Nov. 13 at the National Grange convention in Boise, Idaho. Luttrell’s four truths for policymakers include: living within our means, […]

Social media for ag business

Friday, November 30, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The use of social media has become an increasingly important way to enhance a farm or food business’ marketing activities, allowing owners and managers to connect directly with their audiences. While a social media presence is almost expected of many businesses, some struggle with how to use the various tools to […]

Migratory birds could bring disease with them

Friday, November 30, 2012

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Backyard bird watchers need to be extra vigilant this year in maintaining their feeders, according to ornithologist Richard Bailey of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. “We’ve received widespread reports of large flocks of pine siskins, a North American migratory bird in the finch family, so we […]

Ohio Farm Bureau: We need our nonfarm members

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 214,000 members, fewer than three out of 10 are active, or farm, members — and that’s why the organization wants to improve its associate member engagement.

Twinsberry Tree Farm is a ‘People’s Choice’

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Years of experience paying off for Shreve, Ohio, tree farm and forestry business.

Christmas can be tough for pets

Thursday, November 29, 2012

From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, pet owners must keep an even more watchful eye on their furry, four-legged friends.

Time to wind down 2012 and start planning for grazing pastures in 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012

As we wind down the 2012 year, it is time to assess what worked for us and what we can improve on for next year. The drought really put many of us in a bind this year, but what can we do to minimize problems for next year if we continue to have weather extremes? […]

There’s never a ‘good time’ to open your farm to visitors, but you should

Thursday, November 29, 2012

“There is an ever-increasing number of people, but the amount of land does not increase, therefore the amount of land per capita decreases, and one farm should offer both ownership and visitorship. Everyone needs — in fact, must have — occasional reacquaintance with the land.”   — Rachel Peden, “The Land, The People” In 1966, when […]

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