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Ruts could be costly this year

April 19, 2012 Ruts! Get out and take a good look at many of the farm fields in the area and you will notice they are cut up with ruts. more »»

Farmers were forward thinkers

March 30, 2012 Trumbull County has a rich agricultural history. more »»

Technology puts food on table

March 22, 2012 Just what role does genomics in dairy cattle play as you sit down to your breakfast of oatmeal and milk? Or that big glass of milk for lunch or dinner? Perhaps you are asking, ‘‘Just what are... more »»

Looking back on the line

March 9, 2012 Once upon a time, or maybe I should say many years ago, there was a simple, environmentally friendly device widely used in our homes. more »»

Making the most of the muck

February 17, 2012 Not long ago, I had an interesting meeting with Tim Rodgers, a retired schoolteacher and avid historian who lives in Hubbard. more »»

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 »»



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