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Butler County Farm Bureau 2011 Scholarships

Published Feb. 4, 2011

Applications are now available for the 2011 Scholarships administered by Butler County Farm Bureau. Five scholarships will be awarded totaling $2,500. Applications can be downloaded or you can call the office at 513-844-8371 to have a scholarship mailed out... or stop by the office to pick one up. All eligibility requirements are on the scholarship information page. Four of the scholarship are for...

Casey Family Suffolks

Meet a Farmer - Eggy & Sam Casey and family

Published Feb. 3, 2011

Hello from the Casey Family!  My name is Eggy Casey. My husband Sam and I live in Liberty Township. Our son Robbie, age 16, attends Butler Tech and is in the Equine Science program.  Our daughter Barbie, age 25, graduated from Wilmington College and Michigan State University and is a Dairy Nutritionist in Wayne County. We have a small flock of Registered Suffolk Ewes. We have been raising sheep fo...

Dengler Family- Walnut Creek Farms

Meet a Farmer- Dengler Family, Walnut Creek Farms

Published Feb. 3, 2011

Hello! I am Mary Dengler. Nick and I have been married for 34 years and live in Wayne Township near Jacksonburg. Our three children are: Laura Sorg, a doctor in West Liberty, married to Jon Sorg, They have a 2 1/2 yr old named Drew and are expecting another one in June.  Nicholas is our right-hand man. We wouldn't be able to do our day-to-day operations without him. He lives here on the home farm ...

Kellie Warner- Edgewood High School Ag Ed Teacher

Meet a Farmer - Kellie Warner, Ag Ed & FFA Advisor

Published Feb. 3, 2011

Hello. My name is Kellie Warner and I am the Agricultural Education teacher and FFA Advisor at Edgewood High School.  I grew up on a family farm in Sandusky Co., and attended The Ohio State University, where I received a B.S. and M.S. degree in Agricultural Education.  I moved to Butler Co. in 2002 to teach Ag Ed.  The Edgewood/Butler Tech Ag Ed program has 85 students enrolled in Agricultural Sci...

Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock - Week 5 - January 24-30, 2011

Published Feb. 3, 2011

Monday, January 24 Snow overnight and the roads a mess. Went to IN to get parts from Zimmer Tractor for the backhoe. Roads better this afternoon. Went to load soybeans and clean the bin out. Finished too late to deliver today. Got done in time to make it to the Farm Bureau meeting and membership meeting this evening. After the meeting, I stopped in at the Pier in Ross and played pitch with some fr...

Schwab Family Farm

Diary of the Schwab Family - January 24-31, 2011

Published Feb. 3, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011 Tonight Jeff is attending a Farm Bureau meeting.  He’ll plan ahead by going out earlier than usual so he can finish at the end of the day in time to get cleaned up and be at the meeting on time.  Jeff doesn’t have the luxury of asking to leave work early like most of us at our jobs.  The work has to be done no matter what.  Jeff has been farming for over 30 years and I am ...

Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Diary of Sarah Summe - Jan 17-26, 2011

Published Jan. 27, 2011

Monday, January 17 Cows must be healthy and well cared for to produce wholesome milk. Farmers give their cows regular check ups to make sure they stay healthy and strong. Cows receive vaccinations to prevent illnesses, just like people. Cows also receive pedicures to keep their feet healthy. Cows live in clean, dry, comfortable barns. This keeps them happy and healthy so they can produce nutritiou...

Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock - Week 4- Jan. 17-22, 2011

Published Jan. 27, 2011

Monday, January 17 Hauled soybeans to Consolidated Grain. As the committee chair for the Butler County Farm Bureau scholarship committee, I contacted Cathy at the Farm Bureau office about the status of our meeting, also inquired about our Workers' Compensation safety meeting.   Tuesday, January 18 Markets still slightly higher than before. Less grain worldwide and more production problems elsewher...

Schwab Family Farm

Diary of the Schwab Family - January 17-23, 2011

Published Jan. 24, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011 Good Morning Monday.  Hello to another beautiful week.  As the daily routine moves along with the feeding and watering, Jeff already ran into a problem.  A tire blew out on the trailer. That is a few hundred dollar cost that wasn’t expected.  He called a local place to take in the tire and see if it could be repaired or to purchase a new one.  Since Toni did not have to go...

Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock - Week 3- Jan. 10-16, 2011

Published Jan. 18, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2010 Took the truck I just purchased for inspection. Went to license bureau to get the title transferred and buy temporary license. Grain prices quit sliding downward for now. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Got the inspection completed on the truck. Prices on crops started moving back up… anticipation of the upcoming crop report and the troubles in Australia with flooding are the re...

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