French family leads the way in spelt production

Spelt is a popular alternative to wheat as it can be grown on low fertility soils and is high in dietary fiber, protein and whole grain carbohydrates and rich in other essential nutrients.

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Long road to booming chestnut market

Bob Stehli has a lifelong love of chestnut trees, and a passion to create just the right hybrid combination to make them disease and insect resistant. The experiment is ongoing.

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Farming for good in the middle of the city

Jim Bruner, the self-proclaimed alpha predator of Mezzacello Urban Farms, has carefully planned and executed seven separate ecosystems on less than an acre of land in Olde Towne East.

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Buzz around beekeeping is strong

Bill and Bonnie Stein have used their experience and knowledge to educate and help other beekeepers get started over the years.

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The case for more homegrown fuel

Even though fuel prices remain high, the increased use of corn ethanol is helping temper those price increases. And it’s also benefiting the farmers who grow the corn.

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Farming on the fly in Medina County

Farmer Colin Brown is in many ways a self-made, one-man band.

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Farming tradition, flexibility in Trumbull County

Sharon and Steve Grover have spent the last 30 years raising kids, strawberries and more on their farm in Trumbull County.

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Women in top national leadership roles a natural fit

Two Ohio women have taken leadership roles in national agriculture organizations: Susan Shultz and Kelly Harsh.

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Unexpected encounter with goats built a Grade A dairy

What started as a very small soapmaking hobby at Frog Pond Farm & Dairy has grown to be an enterprise that currently includes pasteurized fluid milk, seven flavors of chèvre cheese and several varieties of decadent fudge.

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Growing our Generation: Tyrone and Megan Brannon

Tyrone and Megan Brannon of Tuscarawas County are editors of the December 2021 Growing our Generation enewsletter, featuring insights and ideas directly from Ohio’s young farmers and food and agricultural professionals.

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