Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Diary of Sarah Summe – Jan 17-26, 2011

Monday, January 17 Cows must be healthy and well cared for to produce wholesome milk. Farmers give their cows regular check ups to make sure they stay healthy and strong. Cows receive vaccinations to prevent illnesses, just like people. Cows…

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Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock – Week 4- Jan. 17-22, 2011

Monday, January 17 Hauled soybeans to Consolidated Grain. As the committee chair for the Butler County Farm Bureau scholarship committee, I contacted Cathy at the Farm Bureau office about the status of our meeting, also inquired about our Workers’ Compensation…

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Schwab Family Farm

Diary of the Schwab Family – January 17-23, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011 Good Morning Monday.  Hello to another beautiful week.  As the daily routine moves along with the feeding and watering, Jeff already ran into a problem.  A tire blew out on the trailer. That is a few…

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Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock – Week 3- Jan. 10-16, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2010 Took the truck I just purchased for inspection. Went to license bureau to get the title transferred and buy temporary license. Grain prices quit sliding downward for now. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Got the inspection completed…

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Diary of the Schwab Family – January 10-16, 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…

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Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Diary of Sarah Summe – Week 2- Jan 3-9, 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…

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Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

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

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Diary of the Schwab Family – January 3-9, 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…

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OFBF Announces Scholarship Opportunities

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…

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Herb & Sarah Summe and family

Diary of Sarah Summe – week 1- Jan 1-2, 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…

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