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Ura Hershberger held the lines of the six-horse hitch of Percheron mares from Eagle Creek Farm as he prepared to enter the arena to compete in the Governor’s Cup during the 2014 Ohio State Fair.

World Percheron Congress: “You win at home”

As many Ohio Percheron owners prepare to leave the Buckeye State and head to Massachusetts for the World Percheron Congress in October, Ura Hershberger is confident that the Percheron mares he exhibits will be prepared for the show. Ura drives a mare hitch for Eagle Creek Percherons, of Montpelier. He and the crew at Eagle [...]

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Apple harvest underway

Pumpkin pies are delicious, changing leaves are stunning, and the blue skies with crisp temperatures are great, but delicious homemade applesauce trumps them all in my opinion because it takes your taste buds back to the bounty of autumn harvest all year long. And, glancing in the freezer, I know that autumn is here because [...]

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A trillion meals later, the GMO debate is over

I am a man of few opinions. I could never do a radio show where I actually had to choose an opinion on everything from politics to sports. I would fail miserably. Since I was a kid, I always noticed that the truth to all matters is somewhere in the middle. I have found that [...]

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Food reality, not rhetoric, should drive ag decisions

This summer we had three fluffy little kittens running around in the barn that both of our children adored — Little Stripy, Balderdash and Kitty. One morning when my wife was out doing chores in the barn with the help of our five-year-old son, little Kitty made the very unfortunate decision to hop right beside [...]

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This little girl finally arrived after about a week of waiting and watching for her impatiently.

Phases of labor and delivery for a goat midwife

Nearly everyone that raises livestock looks forward to the time of year when their planning comes to fruition as the baby versions of whatever livestock they are raising are born. I took a couple of years off of raising goats, and I’ve been looking forward to once again welcoming baby goats to our barn this [...]

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Jim’s rainy day

One day a guy named Jim figured out how to control the rain. He grinned with glee at his newfound power. He figured the world he’d reign. He set up a business (that for a small fee) could bring you rain or shine. One week in his business boomed — things were working out fine. [...]

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Concerned about water quality? Take a gander at the geese

Take a gander at this… It is a great success story that plays out like a half-century long feel-good movie — the tale of the Canada goose in Ohio. By 1900, the Canada goose had been eliminated from the state of Ohio. In the tradition of white man’s abuse of the abundant natural resources of [...]

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2014 World Percheron Congress is quickly approaching

The 2014 World Percheron Congress will be held Oct. 6-11, 2014, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds. Don’t let the host state fool you, Ohioans are sure to play a large part in the event. Not only is the office for the Percheron Horse Association of American located in Ohio, but [...]

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We sampled some dairy products on the crop tour as well with this delicious stop at Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream in Findlay.

I-75 group assessed more than corn and soybeans on the Ohio Crop Tour

We really appreciate the sponsorship of Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers and the time of the volunteer farmers on the trip that make the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour possible and successful. Though the point of the 2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour is to assess corn and soybeans in Ohio, we try to show our appreciation by taking good [...]

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