Monday, May 16, 2022

Nationally, mid-sized farms make up the largest share of 'working farms.' You're not too big, but not too little. Goldilocks might say you're just right.
social media networking

Editor-in-chief Rebecca Miller ponders how social media has impacted farmers and influenced the way they network — both positively and negatively.

True confessions: I'm a thief. I steal good ideas wherever I can find them. And hopefully, you're the beneficiary.
Farm and Dairy archives

In 1926, 12-year-old Raymond Slutz, of Salem, Ohio, won a multistate essay contest about milk quality. Ninety years later, we share his essay, and the message that little things matter when it comes to improving milk quality.

His eyes were intense, piercing almost. And I was more than a little intimidated when he stepped into the office where then Editor Tim Reeves was interviewing me for a staff reporter position.

ATVs. We love them, use them on our farms and occasionally do a little joy riding. But they're also the enemy, for in the hands of a trespasser, they often tear up crops and fields and woodlots.

World food security. Climate change. Bioenergy. Oil prices.There are some weighty issues on agriculture's table right now. Will we be up to the challenge...

Fourteen veterans — representing World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — were honored in a special service at this year's Columbiana County Fair.

(Editor's note: I wrote this column in July 2003. Re-reading it this week, it seemed like an appropriate piece to reprint.

Farming doesn't need to be just small or large, just organic or conventional, just black or white. There's room at the table for all. But unless we face the agricultural realities, there might not be any food on that table.