• Tim White

    Washington Comes to Robinson Farm

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on October 25, 2010

    Ann Mills, USDA deputy undersecretary for natural resources and environment, made a whirlwind visit to Ohio Oct. 21. Mills stopped first to speak to the Farmland Preservation Summit, organized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, before heading for a tour of Grand Lake St. Marys.  I caught up with her and an entourage of conservation leaders along the way at Steve Robinson’s Farm north of Marysville. Robinson has about 200 acres enrolled in the Scioto CREP. Under a warm October…

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  • Tim White

    Happy Birthday NRCS

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on October 11, 2010

    The Conservation Farm Family Award ceremony at Farm Science Review included a special feature this year with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. State conservationist Terry Cosby took to the podium to thank the agency’s staff as well as Soil and Water District employees for 75 years of dedicated service. Cosby noted that the accomplishments of the agency relied on strong ties between local district staff and farmers. He also congratulated…

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