SOUTH SOLON, Ohio — A big change is taking place at the Wildman family swine farm, Standing Oaks Enterprises, in southwestern Ohio. Chuck Wildman and his wife, Carol, and their adult children are in the process of converting the farrowing (birthing) barns into nurseries that will soon house 4,000 head of piglets, to be purchased from Legacy Farm in Fair Oaks, Ind. Read this story in Farm and Dairy...
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When we make those trips to the grocery store in 2013, predictions are that our food is going to cost slightly more, especially dairy, meat and poultry products. We might ask why these products may cost more this year than last.It is a response on the part of farmers to very high production costs, so they are cutting back on production. When that happens, there is less on the market to buy and p...
It’s not just the work you do that counts. It’s the way you relate to other people you work with that often means the difference between success and failure. So says Carl F. Clayton, a professional trainer for agricultural businesses and organizations. He explains that there are four basic styles of people behavior and in order to get along, you need to realize which type everyone is and how to re...
The 2013 Young Agricultural Professionals' Leadership Experience has been set for March 22 and 23 at the Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio. The cost is $100 for a single/$150 per couple. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 15. This is a great opportunity for leadership experience, building personal and professional skills, networking with agricultural leaders and making a difference in our commu...
Our yearly Membership Campaign is approaching FAST! Get involved with an organization where members work to improve life in their communities. Become a part of the Membership team. Plan to join us at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm Jan. 26 at 8 a.m, as we come together in fellowship and fun as our Membership Campaign Kicks-Off! For more information on Farm Bureau, check us out....
As part of the fiscal cliff legislation that was passed by Congress late Tuesday night, the majority of the 2008 Farm Bill will be extended through September 30 of this year. Many Ag groups have voiced their displeasure with this “band-aid” approach to farm law, but Doug Tenney of Leist Mercantile says the extension is certainly better than nothing. Read the article from Ohio's Country Journal....
Due to the hurry-up, frantic, not-enough-hours-in-the-day lifestyles most of us lead, we seldom get to slow down even for the really important things in life. The following are some special thoughts in capsule form for you to think about today instead of overdue bills, everything that needs fixing, the sick kid and cow, the house that needs cleaning or the pile of laundry that has to be washed....
by John Parker One of the farm supply companies has a slogan "If you eat a meal, you are involved in agriculture." Stop and think about that. No matter what you eat, most of what is on your dinner table originated on a farm some where in this area or, with few exceptions, else where in the United States. In the next couple of weeks many of you will be making extra trips to the grocery store gett...
from John Parker 11-21-12 As we approach Thanksgiving, most of us probably have some tradition we follow to celebrate the abundance that many, but not all of us, enjoy. Yes, there are those that may be out of work and find food and other essentials scarce in their homes. And there are a large majority of us that will enjoy a plentiful meal on Thanksgiving Day. What ev...
Due to the extreme weather conditions, and current condition of Sirna's Farm and Market, we will cancel our County Fun Night, scheduled for November 1st. Please stay tuned for other upcoming Northeast Counties events. Stay warm and stay dry....
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