We have so much to be grateful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2013. I read somewhere recently that if youíre not cold or hungry, then you are blessed. Isnít that what we as humans usually doótake 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,...
- Van Wert
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...
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...
† Itís 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 isnít 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...
Itís 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...
All of us have known someone who has worked so hard and is so good at his or her job that fellow workers just canít 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, ďAsk AprilĒ or ĒSee what Tom thinks.Ē The same goes for church or community organizat...
Are you one of those people who didnít have a cell phone five years ago and now canít imagine life without it? My husband is one of those. Our son kept telling him how convenient they were and how many things he could do with it but my husband insisted he didnít need one. Now it is the first thing he checks in the morning, because someone might have left an important message, and the last thing he...
† † Agricultural landowners interested in learning about an opportunity to receive financial assistance to install best management practices (BMPs) on their property are encouraged to attend a public meeting on July 24th at 6:00 pm at Lake Metroparks Farmpark (8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland). † The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control awarded Chagrin River Watershed ...
Recently I participated in a dairy meeting held by the Ohio Dairy Producers and The Ohio State University Extension Service.† Two topics were the main focus of the meeting.† One was on water quality and agricultureís role in encouraging water quality with emphasis on the algae bloom in the western Lake Erie basin and implications for northeastern Ohio.† The other was on programs to encourage us to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) Ė Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the exhibit demonstrates agricultureís link to everyday life. † Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building, can partic...
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