• Tim White

    Listeners Gather Around Radio North Star

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on October 28, 2011

    I spent today with the Ghanaian version of Ohio's legendary broadcaster Ed Johnson. And just as the beloved Ohio farm broadcaster was often known just as EJ or Ed, northern Ghana's highest regarded "agric" radio personality is called Sadik. "That is my last name," he says. "But that is what everyone calls me. Even my father just calls me Sadik." MANAGING DIRECTOR: Adam Cockra is a broadcaster and philosopher: "If you are strong use your self to defend the weak. If you are knowledgeable…

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    In West Africa's Fastest Growing City

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on October 25, 2011

    As I write I am on assignment for ACDI/ VOCA in Tamale, Ghana. Tamale (with emphasis on the Tah syllable) is a northern Ghana city of more than 200,000. Although it is surrounded by small villages of farmers, I am told it is the fastest growing city in all of West Africa. And I believe it. This is a place on the move. During the day half of the populace seems to be on the main street traveling one direction or another on vehicles of all types. They travel on motorbikes of various shapes and…

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    The International Alarm Clock

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on October 24, 2011

    It’s an amazing world. One day you can be gathering walnuts in the backyard in Ohio and then 23 hours later you arrive at Akwaaba Airport in Accra the capital of Ghana in West Africa. I am here for a 3-week stint with ACDI/VOCA. As a volunteer in the program, which is a part of U.S. AID, I am working with local media outlets to increase the amount of coverage given to agriculture. Many Ohioans have participated in the ACDI/VOCA efforts to improve farm productivity and agricultural…

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    Walnut bombardment

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on October 12, 2011

    We are blessed to be surrounded by a woods that is full of black walnut trees. The last few weeks the trees have been shedding their fruit and the plop…plop…plop-plop-plop-plop makes it somewhat dangerous to pass under them right now. Even our dog has had to abandon his favorite sleeping spot under the walnut in our yard. I too detour around it when I am heading to the barn and my wife Kathy mows the lawn at her own risk. Seems to me like it is a very good year for walnuts. I…

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