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    Call It The 7 Rs

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     by Tim White
     on March 12, 2014

    It was my pleasure to present the 2014 Ohio Master Farmers Awards at the Conservation Tillage Conference in Ada last week. I appreciate the organizers of the conference giving me a segment of the program to honor these important leaders. It was certainly appropriate that the awards were made at a meeting where much mention was made of the 4 Rs. That of course refers to the key principles of nutrient management that have been pounded into farmers and suppliers heads in recent months, the right…

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    In Search Of An Original Ohio Master Farmer

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     by Tim White
     on February 5, 2014

      I get a lot of calls and emails asking about past issues of Ohio Farmer. Someone wants to know if they can get a copy of the 1957 issue that had their grandfather on the cover taken during Auglaize County Farm and City Tour. I no longer have the bound volume issues in the office, so I steer them to the Ohio Historical Society or the Ohio Department of Agriculture or the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science at Ohio State. Once I got a request from a lady in Arizona…

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    Randall Reeder Presents Will Rogers

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     by Tim White
     on November 19, 2013

    As Congress continues to debate a Farm Bill, it's fun the dig up the words of one of America's best loved commentators Will Rogers, who wrote in 1933: "I was there on the historic day when Congress actually passed the inflation bill tacked on to the farm bill. Never in the history of the world has such a gigantic piece of legislation ever passed. It was more than gigantic, it was even big. It gives relief to the farmer in so many different ways that even if he received no relief…

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    The Science Behind The Socks

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     by Tim White
     on October 29, 2013

    I don’t know where the expression “cold feet” comes from. I know it has to do with chickening out of something. As if your feet got too cold to face up to the situation. I once sent a friend a pair of thick socks before his wedding. Very funny, I know. He thought so. His bride not so much. Bravery aside, I hate cold feet. If there is one part of my body, other than my head, that I need to keep warm in order to be comfortable, it’s my feet. The coldest I have ever been…

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    Another Great Moment In Ohio Farmer Golf History

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     by Tim White
     on August 23, 2013

      Bear with me. Once a year or so I write about my favorite sport – golf. And my favorite golfer – daughter Allie. She is in her first year as a professional playing on the Symetra Tour, which is a futures tour for the LPGA. She is always proud to wear her Ohio Farmer hat and every now and then she lets me caddy for her. It a real privilege and joy for me. For her it’s tolerating Dad for a couple of rounds in exchange for a day or two of free food and…

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    Town & Country Co-op Honors Farm Ladies

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     by Tim White
     on July 19, 2013

      How important are the lady customers of town & Country Co-op? Important enough for a delicious catered luncheon at Shisler Center in Wooster. Important enough that the president of the board of directors welcomed them and thanked them for keeping the farm family glued together. Important enough that a former supreme court Justice Evelyn Stratton delivered the motivational message. And, yes, important enough that Al Holdren, CEO of the Ashland based company, recited no fewer than…

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    A Legacy Of Soil Conservation and Farmland Preservation

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     by Tim White
     on May 23, 2013

      Roger Wayne Wolfe, from Baltimore, passed away last week at the age 77. He loved farming, his family and sharing his passion for the soil. He was a neighbor, a friend and mentor to me. If Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1913) is the Father of Soil Conservation and Louis Bromfield (1896-1956) is Conservation’s Prophet on Mt. Jeez, then Roger Wolfe (1936 -2013) is Fairfield County’s Farmland Evangelist on the Mounds. And what a conversation those three are likely having…

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    Ohio Farmer Makes Huge Announcement

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     by Tim White
     on April 1, 2013

    NOTE: The date this blog was posted - April 1 - is in indication of the gravity and seriousness readers should have when viewing what follows. Enjoy! It is with a blend of great sadness and shock and even some remorse and also a general dismay that Farm Progress Co. and Penton Media Inc. announce the retirement of veteran farm writer Tim White. White has been far and away one of, if not the, most admired ag-beat writers in the long and proud history of the company dating to 1845. His…

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    Seven Signs 0f Spring

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     by Tim White
     on March 21, 2013

    No season seems to tantalize as much as spring, but I have proof it's here. Spring arrived yesterday with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT). The temperature on my thermometer read 29 degrees F. For tonight we are expecting flurries with a low of 22. A winter storm is forecast for the weekend. I am not going to be disheartened by this. Spring is getting here. It's just a little slow. Vernal equinox – whatever -- I have seven signs of proof that spring is truly…

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    Farm Boots Are Made For Walking and Way More

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     by Tim White
     on February 22, 2013

      Let’s start this off by acknowledging I wear my shoes and boots until they die – as in hole in the toe, heel fallen off, sole paper thin gone. Tennis shoes especially get extended duty. After they provide a full range of usefulness in the athletic arena, they make their way to the work shoe box and usually end up as wade-around-in-the pond shoes until the smell is too foul to bring them into the house. Then they sit in the barn just in case I need something…

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