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Diary of Cleo Gerber – Week 1 – May 1-8, 2011

Sunday, May 1 Went to Church. There is so much rain standing in the fields, they are like ponds. We have had over 15 inches of rain in April. Usually we have our corn planted by the end of April,…

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2011 Butler County Farm Bureau Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2011 Butler County Farm Bureau scholarship recipients. Mollie Burwinkel – $500 Butler County Farm Bureau Scholarship Matjam Schulte – $500 Butler County Farm Bureau Scholarship Katie Shaw – $500 Ray & Mary Jane Friday Scholarship Gregg Janos…

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Tom & Bev Theobald, Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

Diary of Bev Theobald- Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market- Week 1- May 2-8, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011 We have had lots of rain for at least a week.  Our soil here is a gravel base, so water drains off easily, as opposed to a clay soil.  However, we have had so much rain…

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Jerry & Cleo Gerber

Meet a Farmer – Jerry & Cleo Gerber

Hi,  I am Cleo Gerber; my husband is Jerry.  We have been married 52 years. We have four children: Rita and husband Andy; Marcia and husband Brian; Susan and husband Paul; Gary and wife Cari.  We have 11 grandchildren and…

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Tom & Bev Theobald, Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

Meet a Farmer – Tom & Bev Theobald, Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market is a family-owned and family-operated business established by Tom and Bev Theobald in 1992,  Other family members now involved in a full time capacity include son Brian Theobald and son-in-law Scott Meade.  Daughter Kelly Meade is a…

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Bartel's Christmas Trees & Treasures-Steve, Judy & Brian Bartels

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures Week 5- April 25-30

Monday April 25    This is spring break for Judy at Butler Tech. The plans were to have all the trees planted before now and for us to take off for the Carolinas this whole week. Well the best laid plans…

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm Week 5- April 25-30, 2011

Monday, April 25 It’s is crunch time! We have two days to finish “everything” before our first group on Wednesday. Thanks to our 4-H clubs, Liberty Livestock, we are in really good shape. The club came out last week and…

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Diary of John Francis – Alpaca Corner – Week 5, April 25-30

Monday, April 25th      Today was a “large day” in the lives of alpaca farming.  It was called  “ Shearing Day”.  Michael Banks sheared the alpacas again this year. He has been shearing for us for seven years.  Michael’s…

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm Week 4- April 17-24, 2011

Sunday, April 17 Chaos in the barn this morning! As I walked out to the barn I could hear the commotion. Normally the noise I hear is from hungry animals. This morning not only hungry animals…. I heard irritated animals….

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Bartel's Christmas Trees & Treasures-Steve, Judy & Brian Bartels

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures Week 4- April 18-24

Monday April 18     This was a good day to get caught up with some tasks. I worked this morning, on the Public Policy Action Team’s portion of the Butler County Farm Bureau newsletter. I reported our meeting with the elected…

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