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An Old Farmer's Advice, by Kathy Smith

Published Feb. 18, 2014

While cleaning out the dump truck a few months ago, you know the two hour project yielding everything from the gloves my husband had me looking for, to bale strings, coffee cups, Bloomfield sale receipts, tools, straps to tie down the hay, pencils, etc., I came across this torn, dirty paper. My husband thinks a friend gave it to him. You’ve probably read it before but I thought it was worth repeat...

Ohio Farm Bureau names Discussion Meet finalists

Published Feb. 12, 2014

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Discussion Meet. They are Elaine Beekman of Wellington, Christen Clemson of Cortland, Elizabeth Mead of Mechanicsburg and Victoria Shaw of Litchfield. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young...

Ashtabula Membership Check-In Feb. 11

Published Feb. 6, 2014

Our 2014 membership campaign continues as we move closer to our goal of signing 36 new members, active or associate, by March 17!  Stop in Feb. 11, drop off your memberships and pick up more supplies.  Ty will have everything you need!  Check-in Feb. 11, 2014 at Kay's Place, 5552 State Rouite 193, Kingsville, OH  44048, from 6:30-8:30 pm. ...

Northeast Counties' Farm Bureau Worker's Compensation Safety Meetings

Published Jan. 22, 2014

One very important part of reducing Workers' Compensation premiums is to reduce the number of claims/accidents within this group-rating program.  This can be accomplished by each member doing his or her own part to ensure a safe work environment.  Attendance is highly recommended for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Group Rating Program.  This year thre are two dates and locations being offered.  F...

Farmers Have Always Been Obsessed About the Weather, by Kathy Smith

Published Jan. 22, 2014

Farmers have always been obsessed about the weather. Of course it’s only natural since the weather not only dictates what a farmer does on a daily basis, but also how crops grow,are harvested and whether a farmer has a “good” year or not. What a farm family makes to live on is heavily dependenton the weather. Here in northeastern Ohio our weather has been somewhat unpredictable the last few years....

Ashtabula County Membership Kickoff Jan. 30

Published Jan. 22, 2014

The Ashtabula County Farm Bureau will kick off its membership campaign Jan. 30, 2014 at Ferrante's Winery. The membership campaign is used to help renew current memberships, along with signing up new members. Membership benefits include being a part of the largest non-profit agriculture organization in Ohio, discounts on Choice Hotels, General Motors, Grainger and Sherwin Williams paint, Nationwi...

Have You Ever Heard of a

Published Dec. 18, 2013

Have you ever heard of a “farm Christmas”? If you are over about 60, you may have celebrated a farm Christmas when you were younger. Do you remember going to the woods to look for a tree or tree top to take home? If the right tree couldn’t be found then branches were used. Going somewhere to buy a tree was not an option and the artificial tree hadn’t been invented yet. Once the tree was in place, ...

YAP Winter Leadership Conference deadline is Dec. 13

Published Dec. 5, 2013

*Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Experience is an opportunity to build personal and professional skills, network with agricultural leaders, and learn to make a difference in your community, Farm Bureau and agriculture. We have an agenda with 13 workshops for you to choose from with topics covering all aspects of the agricultural industry. Join OhioFarm Bureau Young Ag Professionals fo...

What We Are Thankful For, by John Parker

Published Nov. 21, 2013

           Thanksgiving Day will soon be here.  You probably don’t need to be reminded of that because many families have been busy getting ready for this day.  Some will be traveling a distance to be with others while many have families that live close by.  This is a day when we like to get together and enjoy our families and I am thankful for our families and time together.             When you ...

We Have So Much to be Grateful For, by Kathy Smith

Published Nov. 21, 2013

We have so much to be grateful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2013. I read somewhere recently that if you’re not cold or hungry, then you are blessed. Isn’t that what we as humans usually do—take all the basic necessities we enjoy for granted? Between the horrible, destructive typhoon in the Philippines and the awful tornadoes in Illinois, there are many people who have no roof over their heads,...

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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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