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Spring is the Season of the Optimist, by Kathy Smith

Published Mar. 20, 2013

Spring is the season of the optimist and how could it not be?  My Lenten Rose produced one beautiful bloom in the snow, I hear birds singing in the morning now and yesterday I found the very first crocuses for the year. Yes, spring really is the season of the optimist and no one is more optimistic than the farmers working in their fields. As you drive by and see field after field being plowed, d...

Conversation with EASE (Engage,Acknowledge,Share, Earn Trust) Training

Published Mar. 19, 2013

The Northeast Counties Farm Bureau cordially invites you to attend its upcoming Conversation with EASE training program, which will be Held on March 21, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 103 1/2 Maple St. (St. Rt. 45,) Orwell, Ohio.  The training will include light refreshments and should adjourn around 8:30 p.m.  We hope you will be able to attend our upcoming training program.  ...

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2013 Presidents' Trip to Washington, DC

Published Mar. 7, 2013

On March 4-6 our northeast counties presidents made their education and lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., with Congressional visits. The five county presidents in attendance were Ashtabula, Nathan L'Amoreaux; Geauga, Brenda Hastings; Lake, Eric Cotton; Mahoning, Brenda Markley; and Trumbull, Mark Bockelman. Issues included immigrant labor, water quality, the failed farm bill, the new health care ...

OFBF Case IH Discount Program Expands

Published Feb. 27, 2013

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Case IH Tractor and Equipment Incentive Program for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members has been expanded and made easier to use. The program gives eligible Farm Bureau members discounts from $300 to $500 on select Case IH products.   Farmall compact tractors, Farmall utility series C, U, and J and Farmall 100A series plus Maxxum series tractors remain as quali...

Animals for Life Summit Registration

Published Feb. 14, 2013

As of today we have 67 adults and 6 youth registered to attend The Summit. Early registration fee of $69/person is good until March 6. After that, it goes up to $89. Student rate of $25/person applies to high school students and those enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. Have you made your reservation yet? If not, please do so by visiting http://aflsummit.eventbrite.com/#...

Ag Column for Farm Bureau by Kathy Smith

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Even though our local rural area is probably one of the best places in the world to raise a family, we still have some problems.  One of the most frustrating for both sides seems to be the generation gap. For example, a friend was telling how her 20-year-old grandson found a girlfriend in the Cleveland area, then an apartment not too far from her and lastly, found a job in the vicinity. Those of u...

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Online CAUV meeting Feb. 27

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Landowners enrolled in Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.What’s the cause? How is this determined? What can you do about it? -- There are a lot of questions, confusion and misconceptions surrounding the program.Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis will answer these questi...

Ashtabula Membership Campaign Check-ins

Published Feb. 7, 2013

Our 2013 Membership Campaign is off to a great start!  Our goal is to sign 35 new members, active or associate, by March 31st.  Stop in to Josephine's Ristorante in Jefferson, on February 15th, at 10:00 AM to drop off your memberships and pick up some prospect members you may want to contact.  Ty will be there with supplies and you can share your story of what Farm Bureau has to offer, to help sig...

Wildmans Bring Transparency To Swine Industry

Published Feb. 7, 2013

http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/wildmans-bring-transparency-to-swine-industry/47086.html...

Agriculture Stakeholder Meeting

Published Feb. 7, 2013

Agriculture Stakeholder Meeting on February 26th at the Lake County Department of Utilities Meeting Room at Blase- Nemeth Road in Painesville Township.  We start at 9:30 AM with lunch at no cost to the guest.  Join us in a great discussion about the Lake Erie Watershed!  Please RSVP by the 24th by email:  jneidzialek@lakecountyohio.org, or by phone:  440-749-7415....

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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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  • Special savings from local businesses
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