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Brinkman’s Canned Meats provides FFA chapters a fruit alternative

Fruit products are a common fundraiser for FFA chapters, but canned meat is a good option, as well.

The Flood of 1913: Then and Now

It's been 100 years since the flood of 1913, the worst natural disaster in Ohio's history. Dayton, Ohio, was one of the hardest hit cities. Here's a bit of history and some historical photographs.

Internet in the Outskirts: Farmers in New York now have Broadband

Beti Spangel of the "30 Acre Wood," discusses the importance of Internet access on her Upstate New York homestead.

Social Media–’Thunder Road’ Style

Dan Gogerty is back! This time he discusses what social media was like back in the day.

A Cold Taste of the Hard Work That Came with the Good Old Days

Dan Gogerty discusses what winter used to be like on the farm.

Five tips for handling farmer-bashing on social media

'I can't believe that Facebook post!' (but I don't know how to respond). Five tips for farmers on responding to negative social media buzz.

Green Chirstmas: The History and Legends of Holiday Plants

These traditional holiday plants have served as symbols of winter and Christmas custom for centuries.

Developing a university farm in Mozambique

Ag educator Ron Overmyer volunteered for a Farmer-to-Farmer Program to assist with agricultural development in Mozambique.

Essay earns trip to farm for Ohio students

Winners of the Ohio Livestock Coalition's For Your InFarmation essay contest announced.

Celebrating the global reach of Ohio agriculture

Ohio Ag. Director David Daniels reminds Ohioans of the importance of the state's top industry.

National Agriculture Day, as seen in video and word by our youth

From the National Ag Day essay contest winner: "When we are open minded and willing to cooperate, we discover solutions to problems instead of magnifying them."

Winter brings us the Super Bowl … and soup

At The Social Silo, we’re so excited for the festivities to begin that we decided to throw our very own Souper Bowl — sans the pig skin.