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Are boards out with the wash?

October 30, 2009 Hanging on the wall in our laundry room at home is a tool or appliance that is not used much anymore. It is a simple tool that doesn’t have any gears, wires, batteries or computer chips. more »»

Ohio farmers need a ‘yes’ on Issue 2

October 29, 2009 On Issue 2, a “Yes” vote is recommended and supported by a host of farm and other organizations across the state of Ohio. more »»

Issue 2 stands for common sense

October 15, 2009 If out-of-state animal rights activist groups such as the Humane Society of the United States would get legislation passed that impacts agricultural production, they could cost consumers in the... more »»

Husking peg was essential tool

October 9, 2009 Many years ago, there was a very small farm tool widely used this time of the year, and in some groups it is still a popular little tool. It is called a husking peg or pin. more »»

Urban, rural areas need each other

October 1, 2009 Recently, as I was talking with one of my local farmer friends, I was impressed with the idea that the farm and urban communities depend a lot on each other. One could not exist with out the other. more »»

Enjoy rural areas in the fall

September 18, 2009 These fall months of the year are really a great time. Problem is we tend to spoil them by thinking, “I know what’s coming?— snow, cold weather, a long winter.” And that’s too ba. more »»

Tour offers a look at local farms

September 17, 2009 All are invited to come out and see an interesting cross section of Ashtabula County’s agriculture on Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Ohio Issue 2 is ‘farmer friendly’

August 27, 2009 What are Issues 2 and Proposition 2? Issue 2 will be on the Ohio ballot next fall and creates an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. more »»

Proposition 2 is bad for farmers

August 20, 2009 Two recent studies indicate that agricultural regulations proposed by the Humane Society of the United States for Ohio, and that passed in California, spell bad news for consumers as well as farmer. more »»

Grandpa visits past and future

August 7, 2009 Sometimes opportunities come along that we can’t pass up. For us, one of those was a trip to Boston in mid-July to visit our granddaughter, Molly, and see some of the historical sights of the city. more »»

Milk and dairy are best buys

August 6, 2009 Some are calling it a crisis on the dairy farm and that is what it i. more »»

Farm Bureau to meet in Cortland

August 6, 2009 The TRUMBULL COUNTY FARM BUREAU will hold its annual meeting Aug. 13 at Garden Brook Banquet Center, 4820 state Route 5, Cortland. more »»

Farmers support new resolution

July 23, 2009 On July 14, the Ohio Legislature passed a joint resolution that is important to Ohio consumers and farmer. more »»

Farmers reducing greenhouse gases

July 9, 2009 Reducing greenhouse gases from livestock by less belching from the cattle may be a human interest story, but it is not where the most reductions can be made. Not by a jugful, so to spea. more »»

Diary of a very different time

June 26, 2009 Life back in the 1860s was far different than it is today. more »»

Speaking up for agriculture

June 25, 2009 More than 150 interested people turned out last week to learn more about speaking out and speaking up to tell agriculture’s important story. more »»

Celebrate Dairy Month during June

June 18, 2009 As you may know, June is Dairy Month, a time when the quality, value, healthfulness and downright good taste of milk and dairy products are emphasized. more »»

Baldwin Farm works closely with cows

June 11, 2009 Recently, I visited with a group the Joel and Jessica Baldwin Farm up in Ashtabula County. more »»

Speaker to debunk animal activists

May 28, 2009 Sharing with people about the outstanding care livestock farmers give to their animals will be the focus of an area wide workshop to be held June 19 at Westwood Park in Geauga County. more »»

A lot of science and some luck

May 14, 2009 This time of the year, things can be very hectic out there on the farm. It’s time to get corn and soybeans in the ground and cooperation from the weather is needed to get those jobs done. more »»



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