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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,...

Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum Dec. 4

Published Nov. 14, 2013

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | 8:00 am - 05:30 pm LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 The inaugural Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center.  This is a great opportunity to expand your leadership skills by participating in this event. You will have the opportunity to att...

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Local Policies, by John Parker

Published Nov. 13, 2013

This fall at their annual meeting, the local Farm Bureau membership voted on their local, state and national policies.  Suggestions for these policies came from several different sources that broadly represent agricultural and related interests and issues. The local Farm Bureau Board solicits policy suggestions from any group or individual that has a program or concern they would like to have addr...

It's Really Never Too Late to Learn Something New, by Kathy Smith

Published Oct. 31, 2013

  It’s really never too late to learn something new. Do you believe that? And more importantly, do you actually practice it? We tend to think of education as going to school, sitting in a classroom or doing homework. But isn’t education really a daily, year-round, never-ending thing? It should be for all of us and it begins at home and hopefully continues for a lifetime. If you have an infant or p...

It's Officially Autumn, by Kathy Smith

Published Oct. 7, 2013

It’s officially autumn all you lovers of cooler weather, beautiful red and yellow leaves, and apple cider. And with the arrival of fall comes a whole different range of activities instead of our summer favorites like swimming, eating watermelon and putting up hay. I asked my co-workers what they did in the fall and here are some of their replies. Out of the 25 co-workers I spoke with, at least fou...

You Can Be Replaced........But Not In Your Family Life, by Kathy Smith

Published Sep. 4, 2013

All of us have known someone who has worked so hard and is so good at his or her job that fellow workers just can’t imagine how they could possibly be replaced. These are the people that can be counted on to give 110 percent no matter what is asked of them. They are the ones everyone says when a problem comes up, “Ask April” or ”See what Tom thinks.” The same goes for church or community organizat...

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