• Tim White

    Farm Articles Fly By at Ohio Farmer Time Machine

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on December 30, 2011

    The older you get the faster time flies. As a result 2011 was the fastest year on record. It seems like about six months ago that I wrote in the January 2011 Ohio Farmer that Gov. John Kasich told the Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting, “This is not your father’s agriculture. Get the word out ag is cool.” So it must have been about five months ago that David and Peggy Thompson’s barn in Navarre was picked first in the Ohio Farmer Beautiful Barn Photo Contest in the…

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    Cover Crops Grow Ohio Farmers' Ag Man of the Year

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on December 21, 2011

    The last couple of years I have named an Ohio Agriculture Person of the Year. In 2009 the passage of Issue 2, the creation of the Livestock Care Standards Board, made Jack Fisher, president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation an easy choice. Then in 2010 the work done by ODA and Director Robert Boggs to implement the LCSB statute earned him the title. This year I'm picking Dave Brandt, the conservation-minded farmer from Carroll, Ohio, who has spent countless hours over the last few years…

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    Soybean Council Salutes Innovation

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on December 6, 2011

    The Ohio Soybean Council bestowed their outstanding service award on Battelle Memorial Institute at their 2011 Industry Dinner last week. It's an appropriate choice and one that has been along time coming. The first contact between the council and Battelle came nearly 20 years ago, recalls Keith Stimpert, who was the soy group's executive director at the time. "I remember touring Battelle with Bhima Vijayendran and talking about biodegradable plasticizers," says Stimpert. "I wasn't exactly…

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