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His first locomotive hauled coal. Rest is history

Thursday, January 31, 2013

In 1814, George Stephenson built his first locomotive for hauling coal from the mine where he worked.

Stay on the sunny side of life

Thursday, January 31, 2013

About the time I hear myself complaining about the price of gasoline, it is then that I realize it could be worse, and I change my attitude and make the best of it.

Turning 40 isn’t as bad as they say

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Much press and sitcom angst is given to turning 30. Popular expression would have us believe turning 30 is the social and personal equivalent of having one foot in the grave, your best years behind you, and no hope of ever looking cute again. To this I say, drivel. Stages. While my 20s were a […]

OSU to offer two-hour webinars to discuss 2013 farm tax issues

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hello Northeast Ohio! I cannot believe that January has come to a close already. 2013 has already been an interesting year due to the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in early January. This fiscal cliff legislation includes a nine-month partial farm bill extension. Congress will now have until Oct. 1 to […]

Annual tillage conference March 5-6

Thursday, January 31, 2013

COLUMBUS, — When it became apparent that the dry spell many Ohio growers experienced last year would become the worst drought in 50 years, David Brandt wasn’t worried about how well corn and soybeans on his 1,150-acre farm would fare. Natural insurance The Carroll, Ohio, farmer instead relied upon a natural form of insurance that […]

Love is what made the world what it is

Thursday, January 31, 2013

“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.”— Linda Hogan, born 1947, Native American writer Years ago, I met a man whose ancestry was often mentioned in general conversation. Each story, interesting […]

Walk through D.C. gives history lesson

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The stroll to the U.S. Capitol is leisurely despite a soft winter sun and hard northwest breeze to encourage a quicker pace. Treasuring the moment I resist the farm urge to hurry; I take my time because this may be my last long walk in Washington, D.C. for a while and I want to savor […]

Focusing in on conservation

Thursday, January 31, 2013

So much of life depends upon your point of view. Everyone has different experiences and learns from a unique perspective. My grade school consisted of two classes per grade level and each had a different teacher. I discovered early on that, although I was in the same grade at the same school as my first […]

FSA offers microloans: cultivating big dreams on a smaller scale

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hello again! The Farm Service Agency is now offering a new microloan program designed to assist small family farms, beginning farmers and socially disadvantaged farmers with operating credit. The microloan program was developed to better serve the unique financial operating needs of beginning, niche and the smallest of family farm operations. The microloan offers a […]

Wildmans bring transparency to swine industry

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ohio swine farm moving toward more transparency, greater efficiency as a feeder-only operation.

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