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Ohio State Fair to add new draft horse classes

Be sure to check out the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse and Draft Pony Show Aug. 3-7, 2015. Draft horses and ponies from all across the country will visit Ohio to compete in classes throughout the week. In addition to the traditional halter and hitch classes, two new classes will be held. A new class [...]

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A small patch of soybeans trying to make a late run through some corn stalks from a year ago in Allen County.

A not-so-scenic drive around northwest Ohio

Throughout the 2015 growing season, we have heard about the challenges farmers are dealing with when it comes to disease and pest pressures, the unforgiving onslaught of thunderstorm after thunderstorm and what seems to be endless amounts of rain flooding out would-be flourishing corn and bean fields across Ohio. The weekly crop progress reports have [...]

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This little goat  seems to enjoy her time in the sink.

Goat enjoys luxurious long baths

This past spring, I spent much time washing a little goat named Sugar. Sugar was new to our little herd at the time, but I got to know her quickly because she developed a skin issue that require regular baths. Despite the fact that these baths took place in the house in a utility sink [...]

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Field signs pay tribute to Brian Myers

This summer you may see some unusual field signs when traveling rural roadways in northwest Ohio.  Here’s why. In June, 20-year-old Brian Myers from Paulding County was tragically killed in a car accident.  He was serving as an intern for AgriGold in northwest Ohio and was attending The Ohio State University. Brian was known for [...]

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Flooding in Darke County by Scott Labig

Rain, rain, go away

Nearly every USDA NASS rainfall checkpoint in the state of Ohio is in the plus category for rainfall totals since April 1, and the rains keep coming. Van Wert is leading the state in rainfall totals with a staggering 28.24 inches of rain since April 1 which puts the location more than 15 inches of [...]

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A successful interview with Jerry Bambauer in 2014

Awkward football interview offers perspective on Ohio’s great ag spokespeople

There has been quite a stir in the world of college football lately about a painfully awkward interview between ESPN’s Colin Cowherd and recently hired M*ch*gan head football coach Jim Harbaugh. On the day of the now notorious interview I was driving around western Ohio with Ty Higgins doing several story visits and we listened [...]

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As you can see, my bucks enjoy eating from their new homemade hay feeder.

Easy homemade hay-saving small livestock hay feeders

Hay waste has been a constant problem for me through the years. I love my goats, but they waste much hay. In the past, I have tried all kinds of hay feeders, but nothing has worked until we tried this most recent version. I didn’t come up with the design on my own, we modified [...]

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Liberty Barn Dance at Malabar Farm

Malabar Farm will host the Liberty Barn Dance on July 4, 2015 from 7 to 10 p.m. This dance takes place inside a historic barn at the Farm and is fun for all ages. Beginner friendly square, line and round dances are sure to bring entertainment and enjoyment for the entire family. Live music and [...]

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Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)

If you are a Midwest farmer finding it difficult to find the words for the wet weather, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins wrote a song that might help and put it with some pictures to show that your are not in this alone.

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Here is an aerial view of the Good-Woodruff farm from Champaign County early in the 20th century.

A Century Farm perspective better than reality television

I look forward to them every year — the stories from visits to Ohio Century Farms. In my estimation, taking a couple of hours to step back in time to the earliest days of Ohio agriculture is time vastly better spent compared to watching any reality television, soap opera or televised sporting event that can [...]

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