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Local Farm Bill Briefings

Published Jul. 23, 2014

Details about the Farm Bill have been long anticipated by the agricultural community.  In an effort to keep our members informed, Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Farm Credit, OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency to conduct three Farm Bill briefings around the state and then one final briefing at the Farm Science Review.  The presentations will include information on the new commodity prog...

Vintage Ohio Fri, August 1, 1pm-Sat, August 2, 10pm

Published Jul. 22, 2014

Lake County Farm Park, Kirtland, OH, United States (map).  Enjoy wine tasting, music and a variety of food vendors, presented by Ohio Wine Producers Association. Visit with county Farm Bureau member volunteers to learn more about local farmers and Ohio agriculture. Contact the county Farm Bureau for a member code to take advantage of a special discount on pre-sale tickets at visitvintageohio.com. ...

It’s July and How is Your Garden Doing?, by Kathy Smith

Published Jul. 2, 2014

It’s July and how is your garden doing? Normally at this time of year most people are complaining about having to water their gardens, but the folks I’ve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even had a “normal” year recently? This annual ritual of planting a garden is proof that deep inside we are all farmers. We are trying to connect with our past when our survival depended ...

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social July 21

Published Jul. 2, 2014

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau is holding its annual Ice Cream Social July 21, 2014, at 6 p.m., at the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club, 4026 U.S. Highway 322, Wayne, Ohio 44093.  Please RSVP to the Farm Bureau office at:  800-410-4613 by July 14.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us!...

Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Project

Published Jun. 12, 2014

  Follow the link below to read more about the Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Project and if interested, how you can get involved.   http://www.starbeacon.com/neighborhood/x1396879035/Ashtabula-County-dedicated-quilters-preserving-the-history-of-our-barns...

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The Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Barn Quilt design.

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Barn Quilt

Published Jun. 6, 2014

Lynn Frank, an Ashtabula County Farm Bureau board trustee, has been busy working with the Barn Quilts Ashtabula County project and has just shared the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Barn Quilt.  There is an interesting story attached to our Barn Quilt and how it was decided where it would be permanently displayed.  When the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees were agreeing to participate ...

Favorite Summer Smells, by Kathy Smith

Published Jun. 4, 2014

There are lots of wonderful things about summer. After our extremely cold, never-ending winter, the warmer temperatures are number one for most of us. But there are also many special smells that are unique to summer. Here are some of my favorites. There is nothing that says summer like the smell of newly mowed hay.  It is such a special scent that there is just nothing like it. And the smell of m...

Bee Losses, by John Parker

Published Jun. 3, 2014

              We don’t particularly like them if they are buzzing around us when we are doing yard work or out in the field where they may be busy gathering pollen.  But those bees are essential to our food supply because they are major pollinators of food crops. The United States Department of Agriculture says that one mouthful in three of the food in our diets directly or indirectly benefits fro...

Famous Plant Scientist, Dr. Borlaug, by John Parker

Published May. 22, 2014

              Since we are in the heart of the local planting season, it is appropriate to recognize a famous plant scientist, Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose plant research has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide.  Dr. Borlaug, who died in 2009, was honored last March 25 at our nation’s capital, for developed high yielding, disease resistant varieties of wheat that eventually ...

Why Not Try To Do Our Part To Increase Food Availability, by Kathy Smith

Published May. 7, 2014

A recent article in the “National Geographic” magazine says that we have to produce enough food for 9 billion people by 2050. The team of scientists led by Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, has come up with a 5-step plan that includes freezing agriculture’s footprint, growing more on existing farms, using resources more efficiently, shifti...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Ty Kellogg

Mailing Address:
8220 State Rt. 45 Ste B
Orwell, OH 44076

Phone:
800-410-4613

Fax:
1-800-792-5950

Email:
nefarmbu@fairpoint.net

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dues:
$65 per year for a family membership

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