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Drink milk and thank a dairy farmer

March 21, 2013 While we can’t quite call it a “miracle” food, it is one of the healthiest foods readily available to us and doesn’t make a huge dent in our pocketbooks. more »»

Small towns, big benefits

March 1, 2013 Growing up in the small town of North Bloomfield was an important part of my early life and will always be with me. more »»

Farmers hire nutritionists for cattle

January 24, 2013 To be sure their animals get a balanced diet that provides for their health and for good production, many livestock farmers hire a nutritionist to help them prepare the best feed possible for their... more »»

Silos stand tall

January 18, 2013 Two weeks ago at the Trumbull County Food and Agriculture Breakfast, I was visiting with friends Bud and Betty Ogilbee from Kinsman. They asked why I didn’t write an article about silos. more »»

Changing technology

December 28, 2012 With the year 2012 coming to an end, I have been reflecting on the changes that I have experienced in my lifetime. more »»

Take time to understand farmers

December 27, 2012 Over the years I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with many farmers and their families. more »»

Many happy returns?

December 27, 2012 NILES –– The retail holiday hustle isn’t over until all the gift cards are maxed out and the return lines are unoccupied. more »»

YMCA evacuated for carbon monoxide

December 27, 2012 WARREN — Thirty or so people had to be evacuated from the downtown YMCA Wednesday morning due to a carbon monoxide scare. more »»

At a glance

December 27, 2012 Coroner looking into baby’s death WARREN — The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy on Christmas Day. Police were called to a 2220 Shalom Ave. N.W. more »»

Milk moves for more marketing

November 29, 2012 While the numbers are down, we still have a lot of outstanding dairy farms in our area. more »»

Take time to give thanks

November 16, 2012 As we approach Thanksgiving, most of us probably have some tradition we follow to celebrate the abundance that many, but not all of us, enjoy. more »»

Take time to give thanks

November 16, 2012 As we approach Thanksgiving, most of us probably have some tradition we follow to celebrate the abundance that many, but not all of us, enjoy. more »»

Bench brings memories

October 26, 2012 Many years ago I inherited from my dad an old cobbler’s bench. It was well-used and rustic, and my daughter who lived in Columbus used it for a coffee table in her family room. more »»

If barns could talk ...

October 5, 2012 Weary barns. Some still standing straight and strong with weathered sides. Others are decrepit and starting to fall down or are nearly down. more »»

Battling the farming elements

October 4, 2012 Given the need to double our food production in the next 30 to 40 years, we know we can do it if too many road blocks are not thrown in the way of today’s productive farmers. more »»

The face of local agriculture is changing

September 6, 2012 Looking at the grain storage facilities we have in the area tells us something about the changing face of agriculture. more »»

Cheese house thrives

August 24, 2012 My good friend Nevin Byler, manager and cheese maker at the Middlefield Original Cheese Cooperative, called the other da. more »»

Farms can ‘sustain’ with less

July 19, 2012 “Sustainable agriculture” is a much kicked-around term that seems to mean different things to different people. more »»

Farm goes high-tech with robotic milkers

July 12, 2012 Robotic milkers on a farm in northeastern Ohio! That would not have seemed possible 40 or 50 years ago, or even 20 or 30 years ago. more »»

4-H camp brings back memories

June 22, 2012 Probably there are a number of people in Trumbull County who have fond memories of camping experiences at beautiful 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ashtabula County. more »»



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