AgNews

June 19, 2019

Ithica Creamery: AgStory

“We have cattle and goats and chickens, and we are busy all the time.”—John Carter John sums up his and his family’s farm life quite well in those 14 words, but it certainly doesn’t tell the full story. In between the cattle, goats, and chickens is a life filled with
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  • My Superhero—My Dad, the Farmer

    Superheroes are mighty famous these days. They wear capes and save cities and often make the news. But I know of an unsung superhero that doesn’t fit that mold. He’s got a heart of gold. He’s a farmer, and he’s my dad. Some heroes don’t wear capes or tights. No,...
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  • The Journey from Vietnam Refugee to North Carolina Farmer

    April 30, 1975 changed Ngockhanh (NG) Le and Gio-An Ho’s families forever. That day changed the course of their lives, and would ultimately lead them down a path they never could imagine. April 30, 1975 marked the Fall of Saigon, and the communist takeover of Vietnam, forcing thousands to become...
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  • Dear Farm Mom

    Dear Farm Mom, Being a mom is hard and messy and exhausting; but when you are a farm mom, it gets even harder, messier, and further exhausting! I see that now... because of you. The clothes are caked with dirt from the fields, grease from machinery, and oh...that must be...
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  • Practicing Farm Safety and Carrying on the Heritage of Farming

    Melissa Wallace was working on the farm with her husband, David, when a normal day ended in an accident that changed Melissa’s perspective on farming forever. It was that day that she personally experienced the dangers of farming. Melissa and her husband were scooping and cleaning up corn by the...
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  • You might have grown up on a farm if...

    Growing up on a farm is a different kind of childhood filled with experiences that only fellow farm kids can identify with. How many of these do you relate to? Know that 5-gallon buckets and stacking bales of hay provide a better workout than any gym. Learned to drive a...
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  • New Year's Resolutions for the Farmer

    A new year has arrived with all the speed of a herd of hungry cows ready for their feed. With the new year, comes the age-old tradition of making resolutions. Babylonians started the tradition over 4,000 years ago, and ever since then, people have been making promises to themselves and...
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  • A Simple Reminder, we're in this together

    Weeks after Hurricane Florence left its mark, and then most recently by Hurricane Michael, many parts of the east coast was left in devastation. From Florida to North Carolina, some farmers lost their crops, livestock operations and equipment, families lost their homes and business owners were left with heartbreak. They...
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  • Although Battered, Farmers in North Carolina Remain Strong

    Hurricane Florence brought the people of North Carolina relentless rains, rising rivers, destroyed homes, broken roads, tornadoes, and general destruction. While there is gratefulness that Florence weakened from a category 4 to a 2, she was plenty strong enough to cause devastation that will not soon be forgotten. Thousands are...
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