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Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Meet a Farmer - Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Published Jul. 1, 2011

My name is Ray Arlinghaus.† My wife Judy and I live on a farm in northern Ross Township just outside of Millville.† We purchased the land in 1985. Our home site is on the higher ground and provides us a beautiful view of the Indian Creek valley.† Our three children are grown and married.† All three are engineers and their careers have taken them to Minneapolis, Nashville, and Fishers Indiana.† Com...

Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Meet a Farmer- Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Published Jul. 1, 2011

Pedroís Angus, owned by Bill and Bev Roe Like other farmers, we are blessed to be working in a profession that brings satisfaction and joy, as well as plenty of challenges. Pedroís Angus Farmís roots started in the 1800s when Bevís great grandfather Barley Wagner raised Shorthorns near Fremont, in northern Ohio. Father Nick Wagner transitioned from Shorthorn to Hereford and finally to Angus in the...

Andy Korb

Diary of Andy Korb - Week 3 - 6/20-6/26/11

Published Jul. 1, 2011

Monday, June 20 This week is going to be very different than most. There is a tremendous amount of things to get done before I leave for Missouri tomorrow. After my daily chores I went to the mill to pick up some feed to deliver to my customers as there are quite a few to call on today. Tonight while feeding the baby calves, I started increasing the amount of milk powder in the milk mix to try an...

Gary & Cari Geber

Diary of Gary Geber- Week 3 & 4, June 13-26, 2011

Published Jun. 28, 2011

WEEK 3 Monday, June 13 After the morning chores were finished, I spent the rest of the morning checking electric fences.† In the afternoon, Dad and I went to Farm Service Agency office to certify our crops.† This is where you let them know which crops you plant in each field.† When I got back, I just worked on some stuff around the farm and helped the kids with their 4-H projects. Tuesday, June 14...

Kelli Gerber

Diary of Kelli Gerber - Week 4, June 20-26, 2011

Published Jun. 28, 2011

Monday, June 20 This morning I got up, fed my steers, and then walked my pigs.† After I got done with that, mom and I left to get some last minute stuff for my D.C. trip and to go watch my sisters game.† When we got home from her game, I fed my steers and then I worked with them.† When I was done working with them, I went and picked up my brother at Vacation Bible School.† After I picked him up, I...

Andy Korb

Diary of Andy Korb - Week 3 - 6/13-6/19/11

Published Jun. 23, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011 I completed my a.m. feeding and proceeded to call on feed customers and prospects all day. That night after I fed, a buddy and I went and sheared an Alpaca for someone. That is always an experience. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 I did my regular chores (feeding the young lambs and the baby calves milk) and called on customers all morning. That afternoon my little sister and I took ...

Kelli Gerber

Diary of Kelli Gerber - Week 3, June 13-19, 2011

Published Jun. 21, 2011

Monday, June 13 This morning I woke up and went outside to feed my steers.† After feeding, I worked on stuff around the house and some stuff outside for a couple of hours.† By the time I got done working, it was already time to feed again.† When I finished feeding my animals, I went out to eat with my dad because everyone else was at my sisterís basketball game.† When we got home, we went outside ...

Andy Korb

Diary of Andy Korb - Week 2 - 6/6-6/12/11

Published Jun. 14, 2011

Monday 6/6 I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.† Late nights tend to do that. I fed the babies and younger lambs and gave some of the lambs medication to get them over pink eye. I called on some farms today about selling feed and came home that afternoon to move round bales into the barn that were baled while I was gone in Reno. Tuesday 6/7 After my daily feeding this morning, we ha...

Andy Korb

Diary of Andy Korb - Week 1- 5/29-6/5/11

Published Jun. 14, 2011

Sunday 5/29 Today I traveled to Wooster, Ohio for the Great Lakes sheep show and sale. I stopped in Eaton on the way and picked up a portable auction block that we use for the auction.† On the trailer behind the block were 2 sheep feeders that Dad and I had made that we no longer use, so I was taking them to Wooster to sell in the consignment sale before the actual live animal auction.† The sale w...

Kelli Gerber

Diary of Kelli Gerber - Week 2, June 6-12, 2011

Published Jun. 13, 2011

Monday, June 6 This morning I woke up and left to meet the FFA officer team at school so we could leave for our officer retreat.† We had a 5 hour car ride to Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Ohio, where we decided to have our retreat.† After we unloaded everything in our cabin, we walked down and checked in.† We walked back to the cabin and had discussions about what we like and dislike about our off...

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