Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Meet a Farmer- Tim Hesselbrock

Tim Hesselbrock is a life-long grain farmer in Morgan Township. He farms 800 acres raising corn and soybeans in a 50/50 rotation. Tim does all of his own applications of fertilizers and chemicals, as well as hauls all of the…

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Schwab Family Farm

Diary of the Schwab Family- January 1-2, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Happy New Year!  We had a fun time ringing in the new year with three 4-H families.  We didn’t get home until 1:45 a.m., and then up at 6 a.m. to take care of the animals. …

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Minges Show Cattle

Diary of Cathy Minges – Week 5 – December 27-31

Monday, December 27, 2010 Allen up early to get chores done. Today is the last day to have the cattle ready before the trip to Zanesville. All the cattle fed, bedded and watered before he starting washing the heifer they…

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Beeler Family Farm

Diary of Rosemary Beeler – Week 5- December 27-31

December 27, 2010   Monday: It seems to be very cold out this morning. I took Teddy for a walk, then went to do the milking and feed calves. One of my weaned calves is sick so I moved him inside…

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Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm

Diary of Nancy Powell – Week 5- Dec. 27-31

Monday – December 27, 2010 Well, it’s another really cold morning.  I guess I should be happy that the big blizzard of 2010 went south of us and hit the east coast instead of burying us in two feet of…

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Schwab Family Farm

Meet A Farmer- Jeff Schwab and Family

Jeff, Toni, Lauren and Ryan are the family behind the Schwab Family Farm in Butler County.  We proudly produce pork as a high quality and nutritious food for the American people.  Our farm is a breed to wean operation.  We…

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Minges Show Cattle

Diary of Cathy Minges – Week 4 – December 20-26

Monday, December 20, 2010 Allen did his barn chores before he left for work. Another cold day with a lot of snow on the ground that is not going anywhere anytime soon! I worked at the FB office. Short week…

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Beeler Family Farm

Diary of Rosemary Beeler – Week 4- December 20-26

December 20, 2010 Monday: All this snow is pretty but I could do without it. It makes life on a farm more work.  The cows seem to get used to it but I prefer warmer weather. My son Keith doesn’t…

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Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm

Diary of Nancy Powell – Week 4- Dec. 20-26

Monday – December 20, 2010 Just feeding the goats today like usual so I will take this opportunity to tell you about the Zoo.  Last spring we got a call from the Cincinnati zoo.  They wanted to talk about purchasing…

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Beeler Family Farm

Diary of Rosemary Beeler – Week 3- December 13-19

December 13, 2010 Monday: We started out the day as usual, milking and doing chores. It seems to take longer to do the chores in the cold weather. We are leaving on a bus tour tomorrow to Nashville Tenn. to…

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