Tag: Ohio

This Jefferson Salamander kept trying to check us out by staring up at us.

Salamander hunt!

Every year there are a handful of days in Ohio this time of year where it seems the last of winter has faded. Balmy temperatures warm your bones and the welcomed sunshine pushes the last of the winter doldrums away. There are a just a few of those days in Ohio this time of year [...]

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John and Connie Surber got their entire family involved in various agricultural enterprises.

Surber family farms with excellence, then shares it with others

In the social media world of today, those in agriculture are finding that not only is it important to do a great job producing high quality food in an environmentally responsible manner, they also have to tell everyone about it. Few have done more in terms of both production and promotion of Ohio’s hog industry [...]

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Groundhog photo by Nina Harfmann

Hibernation a way of life for February’s favorite mammals

This time of year, to cope with the climatic changes they face, some animals hibernate and some migrate, while others stay put, growing thick coats and consuming extra food. Hibernation is one of the most intriguing methods animals use to survive cold weather. When an animal hibernates, its heart rate, body temperature and other life [...]

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Photo by Harold Brentlinger

Million dollar corn spill devastates New Carlisle grain elevator

A grain bin at Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle collapsed Sunday evening spilling more than 21 million pounds and well over $1 million of corn across Route 571. The road had to be closed as a result of the spill, according to the New Carlisle News. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion around [...]

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We’re converting Agri Country to digital

I take great pride in being a farm broadcaster, an opportunity in no small part thanks to the rich history of agricultural communication in Ohio. A huge figure in this industry was the remarkable Ed Johnson, the founder to our company today. It’s hard to go around and not hear people reminiscing of his name [...]

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We’ll always have Paris…oh wait, never mind

President Donald Trump again sent the left wing aflutter when he fulfilled another campaign promise by announcing a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement that laid out a framework for countries to adopt clean energy and phase out fossil fuels in a global effort to address climate change. The Paris Agreement seeks to hold “the [...]

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Katie Levesque started making beef jerky in her kitchen during college and now has a growing Ohio Proud business.

Premium beef jerky is a hot seller for growing business

Katie Levesque has always really enjoyed beef jerky, but as a college student at the Ohio State University Lima Branch she did not always have the funds to purchase her favorite snack. To address this situation, she started making her own. “I found this article about how I could make jerky at home in the [...]

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Ohio relief efforts sweeter than the meadowlark’s song

A western meadowlark garbled its charming call, watching over me from a charred tree limb as I rolled up strands of ruined barbed wire crossing through the bird’s former grassland home. In the place of the endless stretches of native grasses and forbs waiting on rains to burst with spring growth, blackened hillsides sprawled out [...]

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Ohio to Kansas photo highlights: Farmers helping farmers

March 2017 Ohioans got together through Facebook to lend a helping hand to the folks in need in Ashland, Kansas after devastating wildfires burned the area. March 24 7 a.m: The BAV crew meets up at the Beck’s facility near London. 8:30 a.m: The crew congregated at a rest stop near the Indiana state line [...]

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