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The Country Chaplain: Connecting church generations

By Tim Reeves, the Country Chaplain Pastor Mike Minter has written a book titled “A Western Jesus,” which examines how the western/American church has neglected its Biblical patterns and traditions in favor of the modern culture. That conflict has created “worship wars” in many American churches today, with the “traditionalists” …

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Small farm college in Northeast Ohio

There is a growing trend in Ohio Agriculture toward the direct marketing of agricultural products featuring locally grown food products. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of buying local and buying fresh. As the demand for local food products increases so does the interest in growing …

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New legislation addresses dust regulations

New legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating naturally occurring farm dust is welcome news for the nation’s farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Regulation of farm dust by EPA could severely hamper the ability of farmers and ranchers to …

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OARDC to open a new agrosecurity research facility

Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals — and further safeguarding Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry.

 The $22.2 million Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research (PAAR) Facility will enable …

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Question the Authorities at FSR

Experts from Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics will present a series of updates on the agricultural economy, commodity markets and policy issues at the 2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. “Our ‘Question the Authorities’ sessions focus on the …

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Obama's American Jobs Act

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited The Ohio State University to highlight President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act and what it means to Ohioans. Secretary Vilsack met with leaders from The Ohio State University and from the local business community to discuss the Administration’s strategy to strengthen the U.S. …

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Obama’s American Jobs Act

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited The Ohio State University to highlight President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act and what it means to Ohioans. Secretary Vilsack met with leaders from The Ohio State University and from the local business community to discuss the Administration’s strategy to strengthen the U.S. …

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Julie and the crop duster

On a beautiful Saturday morning in August, I was vacuuming the inside of our pickup truck and enjoying watching our draft mare, Julie, graze in a pasture near the garage and driveway. It was a peaceful and quite morning, and it wasn’t very hot, so I was enjoying myself and …

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