• Tim White

    Kasich Adds Personal Cool To The Fair

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on July 30, 2012

    It seems that Gov. John Kasich has truly bought into the ‘Ag Is Cool” concept being promoted at the Ohio State Fair. He actually was pretty cool himself in presenting awards to the winners of the Ag is Cool Art Contest on the fair’s opening day. One by one the governor carried the students’ paintings and drawings to the front of the FFA center for the audience and media to see. “This is better than “Starry Starry Night,” he told Isabelle Yandura…

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  • Tim White

    Locust Tree Life Lesson

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on July 17, 2012

    The Derecho storm system blew through our farm at 80 mph a few weeks ago and we are still cleaning up the after effects. Two trunks from a cheery tree 85 feet tall, each about 3 feet in diameter, lie like a pair of down telephone poles in the upper pasture. They took out the fence at a brace post. The fence is less than a year old and this is the second time a tree has fallen on it. Thankfully, it missed the new gate by a foot or so. There is a red oak across the north trail in our woods…

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  • Tim White

    Farm Bill Focus Of Vilsack Visit

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on July 5, 2012

    It was billed as a visit to recognize USDA-sponsored research at OSU’s Center for Advanced Foods Research and Entrepreneurship in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science. Tom Vilsack, secretary of USDA, toured labs at the Department of Food Science and Technology June 28. He spoke with OSU scientists and saluted their work with:  * A tomato-soy juice that's rich in lycopene and soy isoflavones that could reduce the occurrence of prostate cancer. The research…

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