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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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Unusual surprise found in sawdust pile

I have sawdust delivered to my barn in bulk about once a year or so. The driver just backs the truck into my barn and unloads it, and my husband uses our tractor to pile the delivered sawdust into a corner. Last week, I had just put some clean sawdust into a stall when I [...]

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Be specific with wishes, God has a sense of humor

I have a very vivid imagination, so I spend a good deal of time day dreaming about goals I have set and imagining them coming to fruition. I keep most of my goals to myself, but one goal that I have shared with close friends and family is my desire to one-day ride on the [...]

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Five things farmers do in their free time

One of the aspects of my job that I take very seriously is to better connect farmers and the industry that I am neck deep in every day with consumers that may hear my reports on the radio, carry a conversation with me in the grocery store or have a nice chat with me over [...]

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Indiana State Fair to host three national draft horse shows

It isn’t news to followers of draft horse shows that Ohio as well as Indiana play a large role in hosting and providing exhibitors for some of the countries’ largest draft horse shows.   The Ohio State Fair hosted a North American Six-Horse Classic Series show and offered many opportunities for draft horse exhibitors to [...]

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To whom it may concern: Something’s fishy about the Toledo crisis

To those concerned with the water ban in Toledo, here are some musings, opinions and thoughts about the water disaster on Ohio’s northern shore that are not for the faint of heart. You have been warned. To farmers in Ohio First, you know I love you and I am on your side. But wake up! If [...]

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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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