Country Life

Advanced tickets now available for 2015 Farm Science Review

Tickets for the 2015 Farm Science Review are now available for purchase online at fsr.osu.edu/onlineticketform, allowing attendees to bypass gate sales by purchasing tickets in advance of the annual three-day farm show to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. This is the third year for online ticket sales, [...]

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Ohio State Fair butter sculpture honors national football champions

Butter display pays tribute to national champion Buckeyes

Always a highly anticipated Ohio State Fair favorite, the annual butter sculpture display was unveiled today by the American Dairy Association Mideast and is sure to spread Buckeye spirit. This year, the butter display commemorates the Ohio State Buckeye’s national championship victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff. The 2015 display features the butter cow [...]

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A jumbo yellow perch worth swimming for.

Yellow perch retriever

We enjoyed a long weekend of fishing and fireworks over last month’s Independence Day as the Armitage clan visited Geneva on the Lake (GOTL) to gather photos and first-hand experiences for an article on America’s Best Boardwalks for AAA Home & Away magazine. We stayed at The Lodge at Geneva, a former state park property [...]

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Legal issues with farm employment

A conversation with… Amanda Stacy and Kristi Kress Wilhelmy with Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP OCJ: Farms, like most businesses, hire a combination of employees and independent contractors. What do farms need to know about their responsibilities in hiring employees and independent contractors? What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? [...]

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County Farm Bureaus Team Up to Support Flying Horse Farms

Morrow, Delaware and Richland County Farm Bureaus are collaborating to host the Second Annual Flying Horse Farms – Grow it. Know it. Give it. The event treats guests to chef prepared, locally sourced dinner at the camp. All proceeds help further the mission of Flying Horse Farms and provide operating expenses for the children’s vegetable [...]

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Food (peaches)

Preserving summer’s bounty for the cold winter ahead

Urban homesteading is a trend that is on the rise. It involves sustainable practices and self-reliance from sewing, gardening, mini-farming and preserving, which is nothing new to most farm families, but is becoming a new adventure and lifestyle to consumers sometimes many generations removed from the farm. Preservation is a big deal in the world [...]

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Youth took part in an interactive "Water Windmill Challenge" as part of the 2105 4-H Ag Innovators Experience.

Help wanted: Young people now to lead in the future

People in my town know me as the “4-H King.” I was voted to this position in 2014, after beating 12 other young men in this prestigious 4-H competition. We were judged on our essays, oral speeches, and letters of recommendation. While I was honored to be among an intelligent, outgoing, goal-oriented group of young [...]

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John Gerdeman passed away

Earl John Gerdeman, 85, of Delphos, died at 3:55 pm on July 17, 2015, at St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 3, 1930, on a farm near Middle Point, Oh to Edward and Helen (Renner) Gerdeman. He married Doris Meyer on June 23, 1956; she survives in Delphos [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation scholarships

Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. Scholarship winners for [...]

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