My husband calls them “winter sports.” But if the images of gliding down a picturesque slope on skis or cross-country skiing with every twig and tree branch covered in snow; or beautiful, graceful iceskaters doing long glides and jumps or even the brutal clash of ice hockey sticks comes to mind, you would be thinking of “normal wintersports” not Ashtabula County style, small farm “winter sports.” ...
- Van Wert
Most of you are probably in a panic because Christmas is only a day or so away. There are never enough hours in the day at this time of year. Listening to Christmas music is one of my favorite ways to try to calm down. Recently I heard the wonderful English carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and it occurred to me that our farm and the song have several things in common. The first line is “On ...
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 wasn’t a tank in sight. There were no protestors at our polling place, I didn’t 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...
Most farmers I know are workaholics. Of course anyone who works for themselves really has to be. When you are self-employed, everything and there’s 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 ‘Farmers Feed Our Needs’ 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 you’re ready to scream? Do you have nightmares about someone leaving a huge pile of peppers on your back porch or you’re seeing ears of corn in your dreams? Well, you’re not alone. Here in northeastern Ohio we’ve 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 it’s 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 aren’t all that excited about camping when they have some rare time off. But that’s not true of our city cousins. A friend spent nearly a month getting ready for her fa...
It’s the time of year for reunions---whether it’s 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...
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