Ohio farmer designates $2,500 from Monsanto to rescue team
Farmers are able to give back to their rural communities through Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Dave Lierer, an Okeana, Ohio, grain farmer and one winner, donated $2,500 to the Reily Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary.
Coaching farmers to improve their business success and personal happiness is a relatively new and expanding career field. I receive inquiries once or twice per month from farmer coaches seeking behavioral health information for the farmers and farm families they work with. The requests originate from all over the world.
I’ll be the first to admit that I get a little carried away at times when discussing my favorite music in the universe; but when I heard Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are about to release a new album, I thought I would explode.
In an effort to rehabilitate and assess aging dams across the nation, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $73 million will be invested in 150 such projects in 23 states. The ultimate goal is to protect people from harm, secure public health and expand water supplies in drought-affected areas.
Bees like locust trees, so when Don and Tracy Popp of Don Popp’s Honey Farm heard about a possible site for beehives near Hueston Woods State Park, they went to check it out. Don Popp found a cluster of locust trees and said it looked great.