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Farmers are executives in jeans

February 2, 2012 Going to activities that include friends and folks from the urban, business or industrial areas is always interesting and educational. more »»

Carving out a winter hobby

January 27, 2012 Winter months are a good time to do some activities that we don’t have time for other months of the year. Finding an interesting hobby is one of those. more »»

Family farms rule, not exception

January 26, 2012 Over the years, farms in the U.S. and locally have gotten bigger, for several reasons. At the same time, these larger farms are still family farms, owned and operated by families. more »»

Old book piques interest

January 6, 2012 Recently, I was going through some old family items that should be passed on to a younger generation or given to a historical society. more »»

Plant pioneer faced opposition

December 29, 2011 Recently I bought a fascinating new book, fresh from the publisher. The title is “Our Daily Bread; The Essential Norman Borlaug,” written by Dr. Noel Vietmeyer from Virginia. Dr. more »»

With holiday comes reflection

December 16, 2011 With Christmas not far away and 2012 coming up soon, we often find ourselves busy with various activities that are a part of this time of the year. more »»

Quality important to farmers

December 1, 2011 When we go to the grocery store, we all like to know that the food we buy is safe and of good qualit. more »»

Thankful for the memories

November 24, 2011 Many of us have family Thanksgiving traditions that have been passed down through the years. more »»

Amish family prepares for winter

November 4, 2011 Winter is about to descend upon us, whether we are ready or not. What we have to do to get ready depends on where we live, our lifestyle and what we do for a living. more »»

Speaker warns of land leases

November 3, 2011 An oil and gas lease can have a long-term impact on your property. And because of all the implications of these leases, land owners should get the advice of an attorney before signing such a lease. more »»

History of county swamp a good story

October 14, 2011 One interesting part of the history of northern Trumbull County is the story of the huge swamps that covered large parts of North Bloomfield Township. more »»

Animal care not exclusive to pets

October 6, 2011 Three weeks ago we spent some time in Minneapolis visiting our daughter. On a nice Saturday morning we walked two blocks down the street to explore a dog festival. more »»

Would a ‘pedal pub’ work in Warren?

September 23, 2011 Up in Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago, we saw a contraption that might do well on the streets of Warren. On the other hand, it might not. more »»

Efficiency helps with the harvest

September 8, 2011 Last week, I had an opportunity to travel around northern Trumbull County up through Ashtabula County. more »»

The value of family heirlooms

September 2, 2011 My guess is that many of you have family antiques in your home that you enjoy. These would be antiques or heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. more »»

Farmers play wait-and-see game

August 18, 2011 Right now, about all area farmers can do with their crops is adopt a wait-and-see attitude. Yes, they can make plans to get winter wheat planted sometime in Septembe. more »»

Farmers play wait-and-see game

August 17, 2011 Right now, about all area farmers can do with their crops is adopt a wait-and-see attitude. Yes, they can make plans to get winter wheat planted sometime in Septembe. more »»

Summer offers treats

August 12, 2011 It was a hot July, and August is not far behind. Several experts suggest that this has been a year of extremes. Our winter was long and cold, and seemed like spring would never come. more »»

Threshing was hot, dusty job

July 22, 2011 Sometimes I can still hear the “putt-putt-putt” of the big old Eagle tractor that Dad had when I was growing up. It had a two-cylinder engine and had to be started by spinning the big fly wheel. more »»

History, memories on display at show

July 14, 2011 One of the finest agricultural educational programs in our area started out on a bright, beautiful morning on July 1. more »»



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