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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) Ė 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...


Online CAUV meeting Feb. 27

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Landowners enrolled in Ohioís Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.Whatís 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


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:† [email protected], or by phone:† 440-749-7415....

Food Dollar, by John Parker

Published Jan. 25, 2013

When we make those trips to the grocery store in 2013, predictions are that our food is going to cost slightly more, especially dairy, meat and poultry products.† We might ask why these products may cost more this year than last.It is a response on the part of farmers to very high production costs, so they are cutting back on production.† When that happens, there is less on the market to buy and p...

It's Not Just The Work You Do, by Kathy Smith

Published Jan. 16, 2013

Itís not just the work you do that counts. Itís the way you relate to other people you work with that often means the difference between success and failure. So says Carl F. Clayton, a professional trainer for agricultural businesses and organizations. He explains that there are four basic styles of people behavior and in order to get along, you need to realize which type everyone is and how to re...

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