Sunday, August 31, 2014

OSU Extension was a Great Career

August 28, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Ohio State University Extension is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Since I decided to make a career of working with Extension for about 35…

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‘GMO’ is Not a Good Name

August 14, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Recently, I have had some interesting discussions with a few folks about GMOs or food from farm products grown from genetically modified seeds. One thing…

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Good County Fairs Are Coming Up

July 31, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Ashtabula County's fair is upon us and it is one's chance for a fine educational, as well as entertaining, time. The fair will be held…

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Good Looking Crops in the East

July 24, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

My family took a trip out to Bel Air in northern Maryland last week to visit family living in that part of the country.As one…

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Good Looking Crops in the East

July 24, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

My family took a trip out to Bel Air in northern Maryland last week to visit family living in that part of the country.As one…

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More Changes to Grandpa’s Farm

July 17, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Let's take another look at what has happened on Grandpa or Great-Grandpa's farm in the last 50 to 75 years.One of the first things one…

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Why Did Grandpa’s Farm Get Bigger?

July 10, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Let's take a look at why Grandpa's farm got bigger over the years. Or why Grandpa rented his land or sold it and went to…

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Enjoy Farming of Years Ago and Today

July 3, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

One of the most interesting and educational shows, the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club's 33rd annual show, will be held July 4-6 at their beautiful…

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Local Crops Look as Good as Much of Ohio

June 26, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

Nearly two weeks ago, we took a trip down to Granville, Ohio, to visit friends. Driving through Richland, Knox and Licking counties, I conducted what…

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Just What is Sustainable Farming?

June 19, 2014 by John Parker | No Comments

When you have a chance, drive around our area and take a look at the newly-planted fields of corn and soybeans on our family farms.…

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