• Tim White

    Candidates Visit Farm Science

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on September 27, 2010

    Both gubernatorial candidates made appearances at the Farm Science Review last week. The two visits could not have been more different. Gov. Ted Strickland came in Tuesday for the Vice President’s luncheon which celebrates all things Ohio State. John Kasich came on Wednesday morning and was toured from one key exhibitor to another on foot. The governor spoke of the valuable contribution agriculture makes to the economy of the state as well as the key support the university and…

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    Storm Damages Research Center

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on September 17, 2010

    Pictures were taken by Ken Chamberllain, OSU Extension. Major damage was done to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster Thursday when a tornado tore a path of destruction through the campus of the facility. The center’s Research Services building, which houses the administrators, was the first to be hit as the storm touched down just after crossing the east side of State Route 83. Bill Ravlin, associate director of OARDC, was about to leave his office after…

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    Doubt You Noticed, but It’s Good Year for Weeds

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on September 10, 2010

    As if any more reasons were needed, here is reason No. 1,047 that I write about farming and do not farm. I am really good at noticing weed problems as the weeds are about to go to seed. Show me a fall pasture and I can pick out the Canada thistle, the milkweed pods and the purple flowers of the ironweed and the yellow goldenrod. Take me to the fence row and I will come out wearing both burdock and stick-tights. Let me wonder off the path and I will find some stinging nettles and poison ivy. And…

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    Remembering Dwight Harris

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on September 1, 2010

    I remember Dwight Harris was a soft spoken man who knew his stuff. When he was head of the ASCS in the late 1980s, he would seek me out after press conferences and meetings to make sure I understood the intricacies of new farm programs. It was his job to administer new programs like payment-in-kind and marketing loans. These products were crucial to the farmers who had survived the credit crunch of the early 1980s. Harris took the job of explaining them seriously – making sure a farm-beat…

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