Mike & Suzanne Garver - Garver Family Farm Market

Diary of Mike Garver – Garver Family Farm Market , Week 2, August 8-14, 2011

August 8      I started my day by letting out our chickens at 6 am.  Then all workers gathered for the days agenda and then we proceeded to pick sweet corn.  I called Trupointe, a seed, chemical and fertilize business, on…

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Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Diary of Michelle Crout – Crout Farm, Week 2, August 8-14, 2011

August 8 Today is Monday and the usual happenings on the Crout farm, such as milking and cleaning. I will have our granddaughter, Hannah all week long because the other babysitter is on vacation. This will limit my time in…

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Jeff Ittel - Green Prairie Sod

Diary of Jeff Ittel – Green Prairie Turf Week 1, August 1-7, 2011

Monday August 1st To start the day we didn’t have any orders for sod. We usually slow down through the hot summer months, so this wasn’t too unusual. This gave us a chance to do a little sod install job…

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Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Diary of Michelle Crout – Crout Farm Week 1, August 1-7,2011

Diary – Week 1 When I was asked to participate in this diary, I’ll have to admit I was reluctant. Would I take the time to share our work day with people and would it be informative? So, I agreed…

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Mike & Suzanne Garver - Garver Family Farm Market

Diary of Mike Garver – Garver Family Farm Market, Week 1 – August 1-7, 2011

August 1 This has certainly been a summer that can push a person to their threshold.  The hot dry summer is not only taking a toll on the crops, but also the people who work out in it.   Monday was…

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Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Diary of Bev Roe – Pedro’s Angus, Week 5- July 25-31, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011 I choose to start this week like I did the last: HOT.  HOT. HOT. And add to that DRRRRY.    We pulled all the bulls away from the breeding pastures, so our spring calving will end about…

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Mike & Suzanne Garver - Garver Family Farm Market

Meet a Farmer- Mike & Suzanne Garver, Garver Family Farm Market

My name is Michael Garver, along with my wife Suzanne Hazelwood Garver; we own and operate the Garver Family Farm Market.  We have two children Alayna (12) and Andy (9).  Our farm is located in Lemon Township just outside of…

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Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Meet a Farmer – Dan & Michelle Crout, Crout Farm

Crout Farms Welcome to life on the Crout Farm. My name is Michelle, my husband is Dan and we have 3 children. One girl and 2 boys, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.  Our daughter, Shannon is a doctor in residency…

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Jeff Ittel - Green Prairie Sod

Meet a Farmer – Jeff Ittel, Green Prairie Turf

Hello, My name is Jeff Ittel and I raise turfgrass sod. I am married to Michele and we have four children. Jahni, Holly, Madison, and Joe.        This operation is set up in partnership with my parents, John and Phyllis…

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Melody & Oscar Fruth

Diary of Melody Fruth, Week 5 – July 25-28, 2011

Week 5 Monday July 25, 2011 Oscar primarily did the morning feeding by himself.  Chris came around 9:00 to help finish up.  Jeremy hauled hogs for a friend to the Camden locker early this morning and picked up calf feed…

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