Posts tagged "Journalist"

Shale industry: It’s time to keep up, not wimp out

When I started covering the subject, it was just as the Marcellus Shale was taken hold in northeastern Pennsylvania and none of us knew it was on its way west.

What are they thinking?

Animal rights groups will do anything -- anything! -- to try and boost their cause. Even if that means willfully vandalizing and potentially causing a traffic accident.

Five lessons learned from my visits to farms

I was thinking about some of the things I've learned while visiting farms since joining the Farm and Dairy. Some lessons have warmed my heart, made me cry and others have just made me laugh.

Sometimes you just can’t get it out of your blood

There are some things you just can't get out of your system, journalism and farming may be two of them.

Grain bin entrapment: Not for the weak of heart

I have experienced a lot of things because of my chosen occupation. I do not regret any of them. (But I have given my mom some gray hair over some of my choices!) However, one that will stand out forever came April 2 — I was the victim in a mock grain bin entrapment.

Ohio Farm Bureau goes to Washington

WASHINGTON — I had never been to Washington D.C. until mid-March, when I attended the annual Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s presidents’ trip. I signed up to go to D.C. when I was in high school, but not enough other students signed up, so the trip was canceled and our money refunded.

We’re leaving a mark — literally — and figuratively

Eugene Patterson was right: "Don't just make a living, make a mark." Literal marks, or graffiti, or even initials in concrete will fade. But a legacy of caring, of laughter, of faith, of courage, or teaching endures.

Trying new things, in a tech-savvy world

I don't really know what an iPad is, nor do I care to have one. The only "blackberry" I ever bought was the kind you get at a farmers market, and pour some sugar and milk over top.

I’m just a farm girl, but I had to relearn why

When I started at Farm and Dairy, I really wasn't planning on staying. After all, who wants to write about cows and pigs all their life? Not me, man. I was headed to the bright lights, the big city.