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New Ohio Ag Net Mobile Studio

I often tell people I’m Dale’s sidekick. He’s batman and I’m Robin. Nothing proves the point more than when you see the cool soy biodiesel mobile he drives.  Our new mobile studio was just finished and his RAM truck that runs on soy biodiesel recently got a new look to match. You certainly can’t miss [...]

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Washing and showing sheep with the Reeses

Our two-year-old made her show ring debut for the Open Horned Dorset Show at the Ohio State Fair. Before the show it was move-in day for the breeding sheep at the Ohio State Fair. We got our Horned Dorsets washed up and ready for the shows over the next couple of days. Our daughter helped [...]

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Animal regulations and the future for today’s 4-H exhibitors

By Matt Reese Starting in late July, a sea of dedicated Ohio youth clad in plaid shirts, jeans and shiny belt buckles congregated in Columbus for the Ohio State Fair, the pinnacle of livestock shows in the state. They arrived toting meticulously groomed and cared for market livestock of every kind — from goats to [...]

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Animal regulations and the future for today's 4-H exhibitors

By Matt Reese Starting in late July, a sea of dedicated Ohio youth clad in plaid shirts, jeans and shiny belt buckles congregated in Columbus for the Ohio State Fair, the pinnacle of livestock shows in the state. They arrived toting meticulously groomed and cared for market livestock of every kind — from goats to [...]

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Run in With the Crop Duster

Last week late in the afternoon I was on the phone with our website provider in my home office when I heard the loudest noise. I asked him, “did you hear that”? He said, “yeah, that was really loud, what was it”? I responded that is sounded like an airplane going down my road. I [...]

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I got your goat: Matt’s video debut

There is a reason I am a writer and photographer. I have no experience doing on-camera interviews, but someone had to do the interview we needed at the recent Ohio State Fair Wether Goat Show. That someone was me. I made sure my hair was combed and I did not have any stains on my [...]

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I got your goat: Matt's video debut

There is a reason I am a writer and photographer. I have no experience doing on-camera interviews, but someone had to do the interview we needed at the recent Ohio State Fair Wether Goat Show. That someone was me. I made sure my hair was combed and I did not have any stains on my [...]

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Can you ID the donkey in the HSUS deal?

The donkey in our barn needed its hooves trimmed, but I had no experience in the realm of jackass foot care. I was completely unsure how to proceed until my friend Chad came over and said that he would be trimming the hooves of his (and his in-laws) donkeys the following day. He said if [...]

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Gardening with the Reeses

Gardening with two little ones at the Reese house is always interesting. We have been harvesting green beans, squash, zucchinis, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes (no regular tomatoes yet). Our kids help (sort of) with the endeavor and never fail to make harvesting the garden a memorable experience.

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No Stove & No Dishes

This is for all you ‘meat and potato’ eaters out there. One of my favorite meals is pork chops (of course), fried potatoes and green beans. Not having air conditioning, or a dishwasher for that matter, I have to get creative in the summer, making meals that don’t require the stove. One day while craving [...]

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