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Ladies lead and Mac at the Fairfield County Fair

In her first ever ladies lead competition, our daughter Campbell, three, won her class. She led her ewe “Mac” for the competition and we are proud parents. We had an interesting summer leading Mac down the road, providing plenty of entertainment for our neighbors. My wife and Campbell did all the hard work, I just [...]

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Feeding Farmers in the Field- Hohenbrink Farms

This Friday for Feeding Farmers in the Field we headed to the farm of Dale and Don Hohenbrink. The two brothers farm together, but both hold off farm jobs. Don is a CPA and Dale works at Proctor and Gamble. They both live outside of Columbus Grove, but the farm we met them for lunch [...]

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Feeding Farmers in the Field-Bambauer Farms

The second stop on the Ohio Ag Net/T102 Feeding Farmers in the Field tour was Bambauer Farms outside of New Knoxville. If that name sounds familiar its because they’re also own and operate Bambauer Equipment, selling manure handling equipment. Dale and I met Doug and Dave at the bean field and after analyzing conditions in [...]

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Where did all the pumpkins go?

Where did all of the canned pumpkin go? We had a recent run-in with a bit of food supply reality when my wife went out in search of some canned pumpkin this fall. In anticipation of making holiday pumpkins pies, she went to a couple of grocery stores to stock up on this vital ingredient [...]

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Sherrod Brown on the Estate Tax

I was quite enlightened when this was shared with me. Seriously? The estate tax is part of the American dream? Not my dream buddy. I’m being diligent AND working hard and I’m still getting the crap taxed out of me. I’m trying to be successful, but its hard to do when your getting the crap [...]

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Feeding Farmers in the Field-Fleck Farms

My favorite job responsibility all year is when we team up with our affiliate T102 in Lima to do Feeding Farmers in the Field. We randomly choose a farmer who has entered (or someone else has entered) into the contest and with less than a 24 hour warning, we show up at their farm. We [...]

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Dude, where’s the corn? Early harvest sends hopes for another cash crop up in smoke

Farmers seem to be beating the hempiculturalists to harvest this year. Rumors are flying about that the early harvest is thwarting the efforts of marijuana growers that have planted their favorite cash crop in corn fields. Had the potheads been paying attention the GDUs and the early planting schedule, they would’ve known better and snuck back [...]

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No flips here, just horses

I had the chance to visit the Hocking County  Fair the other day with my family to watch some friends show their livestock. The grounds are surrounded by the hills the county is famous for. A trip to any fair is not complete for my daughter unless she gets to ride the carousel.

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Alternative Uses for Round Bales

I received a forward from my mom entitled When Farm Boys Get Bored that had all kinds of great round bale decorating ideas. So if you have a an extra round bale or two lying around you may want to….

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Haunted Hocking could make for a thrilling fall experience

Those seeking some haunted Hocking County thrills need to check this out. Ghost stories from one of the most beautiful parts of the state make a great autumn combination that is worth looking into. Here are the details. Ohio authors launch “Haunted Hocking: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide Where the Natural World and Supernatural World Collide” [...]

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