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Agriculture and Budweiser, labeled with pride

As I write this, I am getting ready to wrap up my stay in Phoenix after covering Commodity Classic. Every time I come to Classic, I am inspired. I’m not sure if that’s because I see some great farmer-friends who make our industry the best in America, the shiny iron of all colors displayed throughout [...]

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Don’t feed wildlife this winter

Looking out a window on a cold winter day to the site of hungry wildlife munching happily on food intentionally provided for them by landowners can create an image that warms the heart and soul. Home and land owners often believe they are helping these creatures during the leaner times of winter by leaving food [...]

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Percheron stallion celebrates start of breeding season with snow romp

No matter what kind of  livestock are raised on a farm, birthing and breeding seasons are always exciting times as producers plan for the next generation of animals that will come into the world on their farms. As it turns out, the people living on the farms aren’t always the only ones that become excited [...]

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Some favorite winter pictures

Winter is one of my favorite seasons to take photos because of the striking beauty of the season. Here are some on my new recent favorites and some older photos from previous years. Try to enjoy a bit of icy beauty on this cold winter’s day.  

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Winter can be exciting! See thundersnow electrify a weatherman

I am very lucky to be doing what I love. With being a farm broadcaster and covering the best industry and greatest people in America, I feel like I never actually work. (Don’t tell my boss that). I have a feeling by the looks of this video that The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore feels the [...]

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Ohio’s state parks offer winter fun

Even during the bleak days of an Ohio winter, Ohio’s state parks can offer plenty of fun activities. Fill some of winter’s long dark days by attending events held at Ohio’s state parks this season. Some activities are held outside while others provide indoor entertainment. No matter whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or just [...]

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Farm Machinery Show Valentine

I know I can be a burden around this time of year, Because the ground is frozen and winter time is here. I’ve got all my shop work caught up, and it’s too to cold to be out today, And when I spend my days in the house I just end up in your way. [...]

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Auction buyer tries to stuff three calves in his car

Sometimes I’m really thankful for my Facebook friends, and this would be one of those times. A FB friend from Wisconsin shared the story below that was found in the police report section of one of the local papers. There’s not much else to say, but holy cow! “2:50 p.m. Caller in Stanley Township says [...]

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Is it GMO verses organic? Or is it just food?

What if customers don’t want to be educated about their food? Generations ago, pretty much everyone understood (at least generally) the origins of the food they ate. If they didn’t produce it themselves, they probably knew someone who did and how the process worked. Since then, things have obviously changed. As our society has progressed, [...]

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Preparing for births on small-scale livestock hobby farms

Some reading this blog are probably very experienced livestock producers. For experienced producers, the process of preparing to bring new life onto the farm is nothing new. However, as the number of new people entering the field of small-scale livestock production increases, more folks are becoming interested in raising small livestock on a small scale [...]

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