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Actually Filling the Shoes

I will never forget one of my first lessons in my career. It seemed a little silly at the time, but the more and more I see it happen, the more I believe it. The saying is that “you never want to replace the legend, you want to replace the one that replaced the legend”. [...]

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Nashville is the Place to Be

You just never know when news is going to break. I almost always have my recorder with me and its a good thing. The past several days I’ve been in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel for the blogging conference, Blissdom. Apparently its the place to be. When I first arrived New Holland dealers were here [...]

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Oilseed radish the lamb

I’ve got another interesting addition to my post from a couple of weeks ago (see Conservation Stinks from Jan. 11) about the stinky oilseed radishes in my neighborhood. If you read that post, you’d know that the unbelievable smell of rotting oilseed radishes has been a regular topic of conversation in my family because we [...]

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Ohio Ag Blogs: Click on Over

First it was Facebook, then Twitter. Now blogs are becoming a way the agriculture community communicates to the public and with each other. At Acorns for Thought, hog farmer Charles Wildman uses his blog to communicate his views on food production to the public. He says Facebook, Twitter and blogs are all important. With limited [...]

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Missing Ohio FFA Member Found

While covering the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this past November, one of the top story’s  unfortunately was the fact an Ohio FFA Member had went missing. At first it seemed shocking and cause of much concern, but once I learned the whole story, it didn’t surprise me at all. You see the student was [...]

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Say cheeeese!

A portion of my duties at the OCJ includes taking photos to accompany the stories I write. In addition, I have been taking photos for farm-related calendars in the last couple of years. Along with that I do a few senior pictures every year and an occasional wedding. As a result of all of these [...]

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A Tough Lesson

I know it’s wrong. I know that as I watch TV coverage of a disgraceful act, like the tragedy in Tucson, feeling numb to it is not right. Simply saying, “It’s a sad world we live in”, and putting it in the back of my mind goes against everything I am about. Sadly, that was [...]

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A Little Boy & Big Bud

How does a six-year-old with no farm background end up with a Big Bud and a Steiger painted on his bedroom wall? Well, let me tell you….. It all started one day on my husband, Zach’s desk. Our little friends Keaton & Parker were at our house and while my husband was taking a phone [...]

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A Little Boy & Big Bud

How does a six-year-old with no farm background end up with a Big Bud and a Steiger painted on his bedroom wall? Well, let me tell you….. It all started one day on my husband, Zach’s desk. Our little friends Keaton & Parker were at our house and while my husband was taking a phone [...]

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Conservation stinks

In the weeks prior to Christmas, we would load up the kids drive off to wherever we were destined. And, every road trip, just about a mile or so into our journeys, we would smell something awful. At first, we thought some small mammal had crawled into our engine and died. After a few more [...]

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