Wednesday, June 1st-Saturday, June 4th: This week so far has been extremely busy for me. Since we had all of that rain, all of our planting has been delayed and I’m trying to catch up. The last couple of days have mostly been very similar with us trying to finish planting all of our beans because our corn is finally done. Sunday, June 5 We went to church this morning. My family belongs to St. M...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Today I got up, got ready for school, and then went outside to feed my 4-H animals. After that I went to school to go to all of my classes for the last day and then I took my Honors Biology Final Exam. After my exam, I went home, fed my animals again, and then worked on my homework for a while. Next, it was tome for me to wash and work with all of my 4-H animals, which i...
Teens from Ohio Farm Bureau member families have the opportunity to participate in three statewide youth events this summer – one completely new, one collaborative and one traditional. The new and collaborative events are part of OFBF’s initiative to offer new ways to partner with organizations serving the same young individuals, and provide unique leadership training to better fit active schedule...
I am currently a co-owner and operator of Korb Family Farms in Oxford, Ohio and Brookville, Ind. where we raise show pigs, club lambs, and a small number of fat cattle, as well as grain and forage crops. I am employed by Kalmbach Feeds Inc. based out of Upper Sandusky, Ohio where I work in sales in mainly SW Ohio and SE Indiana. Additionally, I work as an auctioneer primarily in the livestock se...
My name is Gary Gerber; I’m married to Cari, and we have three children, Kelli, Lauren, and Clayton. We live in Wayne Township in a small town called Jacksonburg. I own a farm with my dad, Jerry Gerber, that I have farmed on for my whole life. We farm around 2,000 acres, where we raise corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. We raise 140 cows with calves and also have 400 cattle in feedlots that are fed fo...
Hello my name is Kelli Gerber. I am the daughter of Gary and Cari Gerber. I also have one sister, Lauren, and one brother, Clayton. I have been born and raised on a farm my whole life; I could never live any other way than I do now. I am 16 and I’m finishing up my sophomore year at Edgewood High School. I am a member of the Edgewood/Butler Tech FFA Chapter, in which I am the Sentinel, and I am in...
Monday, May 23 Everyday the cattle are fed the first thing. The cows and calves are checked also. They are out in a couple different pastures now. When the cows were turned out, bulls were put with them, so if they did not get bred by AI or embro transplant, the bulls will breed them. It rained yesterday, so no field work today. I have to fix a noon meat most everyday for Jerry and our grandson...
Monday, May 23 Everything must fit into a tight schedule for me today. Even so, I started the day with a visit to Hawthorn Glen to visit with my dad, I try to stop in almost every day, as Dad is now 91, but doing well with extra help. It is our day to order meats & cheeses for the deli. Scott and I are setting up the 1893 Barn for a Tuesday event---a senior awards night for the Bu...
Monday, May 16, 2011 Today feels like Fall. It is cold ....Temperatures in low 50's....and damp. On the business side, we had a merchandiser freezer shut down on Saturday. We lost frozen fruits and desserts. We have a local company, Tucker Heating & AC, that does our refrigeration work. They checked in over the weekend and have ordered parts already. Tom keeps up with general maintena...
Monday, May 16 Every day starts out with feeding the cattle at the different areas. The ration is corn, silage, brewers grain and hay mixed together, We drove some cows and calves to another farm, just like the old west. Jerry is chisel plowing some of the fields to break them open so they dry out before planting. Tuesday, May 17 Jerry went to the weekly auction today, bought 12 head of catt...
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