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Diary of the Schwab Family - January 10-16, 2011

Published Jan. 17, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011 Hello Monday!  We are off and running (as usual) but today is the first day of college classes for Lauren and Ryan since winter break.  Ryan is actually working this morning since Lauren has classes all day.  Ryan’s schedule is different from Lauren’s since they both try to schedule classes so they can still work on the farm and be here for the big day of the week, Thursda...

Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Diary of Sarah Summe - Week 2- Jan 3-9, 2011

Published Jan. 13, 2011

Did you know that dairy cows are milked 2-3 times a day? We only milk our cows 2 times daily. Each cow can produce on an average of 2,200 gallons of milk each year or about 7 gallons or more each day! Monday, January 3, 2011 Monday morning was a challenge for all of us to get into the school mood after being off of school for 2 weeks. Luke, our son, was up all night with an ear infection. Lunches ...

Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock - Week 2- Jan. 3-9, 2011

Published Jan. 13, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011 Monday started like last Monday, flu still hanging on. Made a trip to the doctor's office, changed medicine. Checked grain prices on the over night, some profit taking on the board of trades. The day trade saw more weakness with corn, soybeans and wheat. Tuesday, January 4, 2011  More profit taking on Chicago board of trade as prices slide a little lower. Made some calls ab...

Schwab Family Farm

Diary of the Schwab Family - January 3-9, 2011

Published Jan. 13, 2011

Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 Lauren took off to Columbus to work at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation office.  She’ll be back on Wednesday.  We sure miss her help on the farm when she’s gone, but her enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the business side of agriculture is vital.  In the meantime, everyone pitches in to work that much harder to fill in when someone is not here.  The “I’ll sleep when the...

OFBF Announces Scholarship Opportunities

Published Jan. 6, 2011

Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture are invited to apply for a set of scholarships through three programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Collectively, these programs will award at least 10 scholarships, each featuring a minimum $1000 award. The application deadline for all scholarship programs is Monday, March 1, 201...

Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Diary of Sarah Summe - week 1- Jan 1-2, 2011

Published Jan. 4, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Hello. I am Herb's wife Sarah, and it can get very confusing at times having the same name as my mother-in-law… but it's a great name. Herb and I have six children, ages 12 years old down to 3 years old. Besides the milking and farming, we raise market goats for pets and for 4-H projects to take to the county fairs. The kids and I spent a couple of hours today getting thi...

Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock - week 1- Jan. 1-2, 2011

Published Jan. 4, 2011

January 1-2, 2011 Happy New Year! Here we are starting a new year and I sure hope it is better than last year with the bad weather we had-- the excessive rain in the spring and the drought conditions starting in July through fall. We got it all planted to watch it dry up and die later in the year. This is a short holiday week and most businesses are closed. I've been looking for a replacement semi...

Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Meet a Farmer- Sarah & Herb Summe and family

Published Jan. 4, 2011

Hello everyone! We are the Herb and Sarah Summe family from Morgan Township. We  own and operate a family dairy farm. The family farm is owned by Herb's parents, Carl and Sarah Summe. They started the farm around 40 years ago by only milking a handful of cows. Today we milk around 80 holstein cows and the dairy is operated by Carl, Sarah and their two sons Drew and Herb, along with their families....

Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Meet a Farmer- Tim Hesselbrock

Published Jan. 4, 2011

Tim Hesselbrock is a life-long grain farmer in Morgan Township. He farms 800 acres raising corn and soybeans in a 50/50 rotation. Tim does all of his own applications of fertilizers and chemicals, as well as hauls all of the grain to market. He has two sons, Jon and Gary. Tim has been a Farm Bureau member for 32 years and has served on the board for six years. He is a 32-year member of the Nationa...

Schwab Family Farm

Diary of the Schwab Family- January 1-2, 2011

Published Jan. 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Happy New Year!  We had a fun time ringing in the new year with three 4-H families.  We didn’t get home until 1:45 a.m., and then up at 6 a.m. to take care of the animals.  No time to sleep in for us.  We were so happy to have a mild winter day as compared to the much colder days in December.  Toni drove a few minutes away to another farm to take care of the feeding.  Sur...

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