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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Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Diary of Ray Arlinghaus – Lori Ridge Farm, Week 5 – July 25-31 2011

Monday July 25 As with most Mondays this time of the year, we started the day cutting flowers.  As a result of the dry weather we have a somewhat narrower selection of cut flowers available, but what we have looks…

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Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Diary of Bev Roe – Pedro’s Angus, Week 4- July 18-24, 2011

Monday July 18, 2011 HOT.  HOT. HOT. I make a gallon of ice tea, ½ gallon homemade sports drink (1 Kool-Aid packet, 1/4 tsp Morton Lite salt, 1/4 tsp salt, heaping 1/2 cup sugar, 2 quarts water) every day. Plus…

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Melody & Oscar Fruth

Diary of Melody Fruth, Week 3 – July 18-24, 2011

Week 4 Monday, July 18, 2011 Jeremy was here bright and early to help feed this morning. Then Chris and Oscar gathered the round bales of straw from Jeremy’s and brought them to the farm here.  After feeding at the…

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Diary of Ray Arlinghaus – Lori Ridge Farm, Week 4 – July 18-24 2011

Week Three Monday July 18 Flowers were cut starting at a little after 6AM and delivered promptly. Some of today’s cuts went to a wholesaler and some to retail shops.  The lisianthus were particularly nice this morning.  Five of the…

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Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Diary of Bev Roe – Pedro’s Angus, Week 3- July 11-17, 2011

Monday July 11, 2011 With the hot weather in the forecast, we hook up extra water tanks for the cattle. Since the cows are still in their breeding groups, we have 6 different pastures with cattle. All the groups have…

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Melody & Oscar Fruth

Diary of Melody Fruth, Week 3 – July 11-17, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011 Today was really a hot one!  According to the news it was 97 ° with  81% humidity giving us a heat index of 113°.  Dangerously hot.  But for some reasons the calves still expect to be…

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Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Diary of Ray Arlinghaus – Lori Ridge Farm, Week 3 – July 11-17, 2011

Monday July 11 Our son Mark and the two boys made it to our home last night about 10PM. We were all very happy to see each other.  As expected the boys needed a “bedtime snack” and really didn’t want…

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Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Diary of Bev Roe – Pedro’s Angus, Week 2 – July 4-10, 2011

July 4, Monday Blessed with slight rain. It took me all morning to prepare meals for the week for Michael Everett and nephew Luke Combs, who will do feeding and stay at our house while we travel to the Upper…

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