• Fran O

    Drought Will Impact Some Farmers More than Others

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on September 29, 2012

    When we look back a year from now or five years from now at the drought of 2012, one of the most extraordinary things we will have learned is that each farm was effected differently by the drought. Neighbors just down the road from each other or farms just a couple miles apart will have completely different outcomes from this growing season. Why? From conversations I've had with farmers, Extension agents and other agriculture professionals, the main factors impacting farmers are not how much…

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    Venturing into the Farm Blog World

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on September 21, 2012

    To blog or not to blog – that really wasn’t the question. At our company meeting last May, our editorial director told Farm Progress editors if we weren’t already blogging, we would be by the end of the year. He told us blogs need to be 300 words or more and must be done weekly. Those are pretty much the parameters of the blog. The decision of when to start writing a blog and the topic choice each week is up to the editor. Since I’m new to the world of blogging, I…

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