Teach your children to grow their own food

Teach your children to grow their own food

We seem to be enjoying prosperous times right now, with an economy strong enough to provide employment and pay increases to many Americans, but itR...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Protecting Ohioans’ drinking water

Protecting Ohioans’ drinking water

Last month, a new report from the Environmental Working Group found that drinking water contamination from PFAS chemicals is far more prevalent than w...

February 5th, 2020 |  


Are you ready for this?

Are you ready for this?

Here we are. Debbie is sitting on the loveseat in the living room. She staked out that roost years ago.I settled into my over-stuffed chair, better kn...

February 4th, 2020 |  



Kobe: Preparing for shocking death

The world was shocked January 26, 2020 by the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others. A helicopter that spiraled through a ...

February 4th, 2020 |  


How did this landscape disaster happen?

How did this landscape disaster happen?

As a landscaper specializing in “makeovers” (rebuilding existing landscapes) I often find myself looking at landscape disasters, trying to...

January 28th, 2020 |  


Deadline approaches to insure diverse crops

Farmers face risk from a variety of sources—weather, disease, markets, financial systems.While crop insurance offers a valuable option for many ...

January 28th, 2020 |  


The groundhog’s last plane ride

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is coming out soon to see or not see his shadow on his big day, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. If old’ furry Phil wa...

January 23rd, 2020 |  


Float your way to peace, quiet

Float your way to peace, quiet

Adam didn’t know how good he had it.There he was in the Garden of Eden, with the trees, pleasing to the eye and good for food. He had the livest...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


A historic week for US trade, American workers

A historic week for US trade, American 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 22nd, 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 21st, 2020 |