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Veterinarians not fooled by HSUS

As many in agriculture know by now, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is full of tricks to raise gobs of money for a many number of reasons. A very few of those reasons have anything to do with cats and dogs and the vast majority of the funds raised are used for [...]

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They don't match, they aren't the same size, and they aren't the same sex but they might just make a great team.

Hitching mini horses: Determination is the key

If you have been reading my blogs, then you know that my pursuit of finding an additional team of miniature horses hasn’t been going too well. I wanted another really well-trained team so that my husband, Mark,  and I could each drive a team at the fair and so that I could hopefully eventually learn [...]

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Summer planting season

Ohio’s planting season for crops has wrapped up and 2014 harvest is getting closer, but in many ways, summer offers other opportunities to plant seeds. With the children out of schools and attention turned towards 4-H projects and the fair season, seeds for the future of Ohio agriculture are being planted all the time in [...]

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Frost watch 2014

Any time a crop gets planted late there are grumblings of the potential disasters that would take place if there is an early killing frost. There has been no shortage of those concerns in 2014. In addition, cicadas, wives tales, lunar cycles and the neighbor’s meteorologically inclined knee all seem to be pointing to the [...]

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John was sentenced to two weeks sporting half of a body clipping job for bad behavior.

Inventing a new miniature horse haircut

I body clip most of my miniature horses in late spring or early summer every year because they don’t tend to shed their winter hair very well. Most of them are easy to clip as them seem to enjoy the removal of their winter hair. It probably also helps that Ohio is usually experiencing consistent, [...]

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Farm life for kids sets the stage for a healthy life

To follow up on my previous post, at least in the summer I am pretty sure “the good old days” were rarely spent inside. This is one of many reasons that growing up on a farm has long been heralded as one of the best ways to spend childhood. Farm life offers the fairly unique [...]

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Is your hometown the most boring place in Ohio?

I would have to imagine that many readers of my blog and visitors of OhioAgNet.com come from pretty ordinary towns, and I would also say that the vast majority of those readers and visitors would say that coming from an ordinary town is not such a bad thing. When it comes to a recently published [...]

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Chris Hammersmith and Chuck waited patiently for the next class he participated in at the Ohio State Fair.

Draft horse shows and pulls in Ohio

I have attempted to put together a list of 2014 county fair draft horse shows and pulls. This information was collected by visiting websites for each county fair. Spectators and exhibitors are strongly urged to contact any shows or pulls they plan to attend to verify the information listed below. If you plan to exhibit [...]

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Eagle Creek Percherons was one of seven Ohio 6-horse hitches competing in the show.

Ohio well represented at unofficial start of summer draft horse show season

The Centreville Classic Draft Horse and Pony Show in Michigan is often recognized as the unofficial start of summer draft horse shows. This year, the show drew 16 draft horse hitches from throughout the United States. Belgians, Percherons and Clydesdales competed during the two-day show held on June 21-22. This outdoor show held at the [...]

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