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Wesley Hatfield, Jesse Vernon, Kailey Lindsley, and Abby Ruth of Muskingum and Sandusky Counties stopped for a picture with Ohio Ag Net's Dale Minyo.

Thanks for putting the “you” in our Review

The warm temperatures and sunny weather encouraged a strong crowd at this year’s Farm Science Review, which always makes it fun for us at the OCJ/OAN barn. With more visitors, we get the chance to talk with more people about the hot topics of the day. There were 46,680 in attendance for Tuesday’s opening day. [...]

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If a farmer became President…

If a farmer became President He’d still insist on paying rent The only thing he wants for free Is this Country that he’ll oversee If a farmer became President Not a single dime would be over spent No pork escapes through the farm gate And grass would be greener in every state If a farmer [...]

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Ohio’s Century Farms have changed the times

I love writing stories about Ohio’s incredible Century Farms. There is much wonderful history to be gleaned from these rural treasures that most people probably do not even know exist. Everyone in agriculture understands how much technology, equipment, farm size, and farm conservation has changed through the centuries of Ohio agriculture, but it is also [...]

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Honey I shrunk the combine!

It seems like every farm show across the U.S. this year has helped in unveiling the biggest and best technology and machinery agriculture has to offer, but at some of these shows farmers and farm enthusiasts alike are getting a glimpse at something a little bit tinier. Kansas farmer Alan VanNahmen has built one-quarter and [...]

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Another great I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

The Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net staff barely gets a chance to catch our breath this time of year as we go from the busy Ohio State Fair straight into the Ohio Crop Tour and then we start getting ready for the Farm Science Review. Now, this is all fun, mind you, but [...]

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Farmers Country Stars

Connecting farmers and consumers with country music

The best compliment I can receive is when someone tells me that they can see that I have a passion for what I do through my work. Nothing could be truer. I wake every morning chomping at the bit to head to a farm for a “Cab Cam” video or call up an agronomist to [...]

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Do cows use cell phones?

Ask some of my friends and they will tell you that I am a person that can misplace things from time to time — alright, all of my friends will tell you that. Knowing the location of my smartphone can be one such challenge. In my mind, smartphones are both a blessing and a curse. [...]

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Fire lookout tower adds a new bit of history to the Ohio State Fair

In the 1930s, lookout towers were used around Ohio to monitor and identify forest fires. Between 1924 and 1978 more than 30 lookout towers were built and operated in Ohio. By the late 1970s, though, their role was completely replaced by airplanes and now residents with cell phones are the best way to get a [...]

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Keile Baney holds up some of his Grand Champion Ribs for the 2016 Pork Rib-Off.

Rib-Off never fails to be FANTASTIC

It does truly dazzle the taste buds — I once again had the chance to judge the Ohio Pork Rib-Off and it once again was FANTASTIC! Oh the magical sauces, the tender, smoky meat, the delicious smells and eye appeal of the ribs — it is nothing short of amazing. Wave after wave of delicious [...]

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An open letter to Wood County Fair youth exhibitors

Welcome to the real world. For many of you, the past Wood County Fairs have been full of long days in the barn, fun nights outside the camper, lessons learned and lessons taught. This year, however, you may find some things to be not so status quo. As you very well know, the county fair [...]

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