Nearly everyone I talk to lately is tired of winter. Our record-breaking cold temperatures and about 70 consecutive days with snow on the ground has even the eternal optimists saying “Enough.” So to put us all in a better mood, we’re going to think about spring-our favorite things about spring. When temperatures go above freezing, it feels great to be able to shed some of the heavy winter clothe...
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Scholarship applications are now available for Ashtabula County students. All criteria is here on the link. Please contact the office if you have any questions....
OSU Extension, the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association and the Ashtabula County Dairy Service Unit Board of Directors would like to invite livestock producers to an “Animal Disease Traceability” Workshop on March 13, 2014 at the Ashtabula County Extension office. This program is being held to inform producers about the new animal disease traceability requirements for moving livestock across s...
Talk is not cheap. Conversation is a powerful tool. It can change opinions. It can enlighten. Conversations about how food is produced are happening. But the voices of farmers have been less representative in the conversation about food production. Engaging in conversation about food production will help farmers understand what consumers want to know and will help consumers learn more about how fo...
It should be called the “Consumer Bill” rather than the Farm Bill that it is usually called. Why? Because it benefits all consumers as much, and in some ways more, than it benefits farmers. When “farm bills” were originally established by Congress, their primary purpose was, and still is, to be sure we have plenty of food at a reasonable cost for everyone. It is a bill that helps keep farmers i...
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...
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...
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. ...
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. 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....
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