What are you thankful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2014? High on my list is the fact that our country conducted an important mid-term election on November 4 of this year and there wasnít a tank in sight. There were no protestors at our polling place, I didnít have to fear for my life or the lives of my family if they did attempt to vote, and the evening news did not report any rioting in the s...
- Van Wert
Most farmers I know are workaholics. Of course anyone who works for themselves really has to be. When you are self-employed, everything and thereís no two ways about it---everything--- depends on you getting the job done no matter what it takes to do it.† But I think every one of our lives needs balance. Yes, the beans have to be combined, the hay has to be baled and the cows have to be milked. Yo...
Farm Bureau, West Orchards, PNC Bank, Classic Ford, Farm Credit and WKKY present ĎFarmers Feed Our Needsí With fluctuating food prices, an unsteady economy and the major holiday season just around the corner, Lake County Farm Bureau, West Orchards of Perry, Classic Ford in Madison, Farm Credit, PNC Bank and WKKY104.7FM will be hosting the sixth annual Farmers Feed Our Needs food drive. The chari...
Are you so tired of canning and freezing vegetables that youíre ready to scream? †Do you have nightmares about someone leaving a huge pile of peppers on your back porch or youíre seeing ears of corn in your dreams? Well, youíre not alone. † Here in northeastern Ohio weíve had a pretty good year for nearly everything except tomatoes. Several people have said that there just was not enough sun to ma...
Ashtabula County Farm Bureau†members,†are invited to attend the 2014 Ashtabula County Farm† Bureau and Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting.† The purpose of this meeting will be to highlight the activities of the past year, and to lay the ground work for our programs in 2015.† Active farmer Farm Bureau members will have the responsibility of voting on proposed policies, as well as...
Summer is going fast! That means itís time to pack up the kids, the dog, the tent and go camping. Most farmers I know think that they get enough time enjoying the great outdoors while working in the fields every day. So they really arenít all that excited about camping when they have some rare time off. But thatís not true of our city cousins. A friend spent nearly a month getting ready for her fa...
Itís the time of year for reunions---whether itís your 25th†or 50th†high school class reunion or a family reunion, they are a very important part of your life. Your school reunion is a group of people you only spent about 12 years with but became very close due to the daily contact. Here in Ashtabula County, most of our classes are the perfect size. My mother-in-law graduated from a very large You...
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...
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. ...
Itís 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 Iíve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even had a ďnormalĒ 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 ...
Organization Director:Ty Kellogg
Mailing Address:8220 State Rt. 45 Ste B
Orwell, OH 44076
Office Hours:Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dues:$80 per year for a family membership
- Working cooperatively on local issues
- Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
- Special savings from local businesses