Winter over the hump?; check out ‘19 eFields

Winter over the hump?; check out ‘19 eFields

I realize we don’t have a lot to complain about this winter’s weather, but boy, did that last weekend’ weather system throw me into ...

January 24th, 2020 |  


Historic week for U.S. trade, workers

Historic week for U.S. trade, workers

Last week, I participated in a roundtable at Fecon, an agricultural equipment manufacturer in Southwest Ohio. Our discussion included some of the bigg...

January 23rd, 2020 |  


Helping teens make right decisions

Helping teens make right decisions

The headlines in our local paper are not much different than other Ohio towns, or nationwide, for that matter. Robbery, drug trafficking, violence, tr...

January 22nd, 2020 |  



I’ve become my dad … and grandpa

I’ve become my dad … and grandpa

I recently heard or read this explanation of life and my memory went back in time. It went something like: “When we are very young, we depended ...

January 22nd, 2020 updated: January 22nd, 2020. |  


Oh, the pain; what’s hurting now

Oh, the pain; what’s hurting now

As you may or may not know, I am an avid football fan. College football is OK, and I will watch it with some interest, but I am an NFL freak.I started...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Protecting victims of human trafficking

Protecting victims of human trafficking

In January we mark National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month – a reminder that modern-day slavery is all too real, and it’s ...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Getting to know Gloria’s husband, Daniel

Getting to know Gloria’s husband, Daniel

Thinking about what I am going to fill you in on this week brought to mind the dearest person to me on earth. Meet my husband Daniel Yoder!I got to kn...

January 21st, 2020 updated: January 23rd, 2020. |  


Just give me a sharp stick

Just give me a sharp stick

There is a nice-sized room on the ground floor of our house that was intended to be the family dining room. I have always used it as an office.When I ...

January 20th, 2020 |  


Plan to participate in OSU programs

Plan to participate in OSU programs

Well, it looks like winter is going to settle in around here. With that said, just a quick reminder to make sure livestock can get out of the weather ...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Silence rare: Flocking to Yoders’ home

Silence rare: Flocking to Yoders’ home

Good morning from the Yoders’ quiet house. Ya, all is quiet for once.Silence is something I rarely get to “hear” these days. Too muc...

January 17th, 2020 |