Author Archive

Are grain and ethanol farmers crying over spilled corn?

Reducing the Renewable Fuel Standard will hurt some farmers, but for others it's long overdue.

Some thoughts on paying to hunt

Once upon a time, if you wanted to hunt, you just needed permission and a good relationship with the owner.

A successful ‘early’ deer season in Ohio

I got my doe meat taken care of. Now on to something with a rack!

Like farming, ag reporting is a diverse science

Today, I'm going to learn about ...

Tuscarawas County Fair antique tractor pull 2013

Antique pull included many makes and a diverse age of pullers.

Ohio has many ‘great’ county fairs

My own fair, Wayne County, is a great fair, but it's not the only one.

Cooking the ‘flavors of fall’ at Certified Angus Beef

Chef Ollier shares some beef creations for the fall.

Due East … for Ag Progress Days

I made a five-hour trip East for the Penn State Ag Progress Days, and it was a time well spent.

Ohio’s water nutrient issue is true balancing act

Managing ag nutrient runoff requires a balanced effort.

A week of sheep events and stories

My calendar was filled with sheep events last week. Check out some of the links to the stories.

Currently reading: ‘Prosperity Far Distant’

Charles Wiltse's Depression-era farm journal shows trials and tribulations of farm life in 1930s Ohio.

Bad economy doesn’t excuse bad behaviors

More and more, the real victims are the people who work and pay their way through life, because someone else is always looking to take from them.