The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its seventh annual “Book of the Year” award to Laurie Krebs for “The Beeman.” The book introduces young readers to bees, beekeepers and the pollination process. Krebs is a retired elementary school teacher. She began her writing career by creating stories for her class. Today she lives in Virginia with the Beeman himself, her husband, B...
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The documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker James Moll gives an up close and personal look at some of the young farmers who raise the food we eat. Premiering nationwide this spring, the feature-length film provides a firsthand glimpse into the high-risk/high-reward jobs of farmers, all in their 20s, who have assumed the generational responsibility of running the family business. Screenings were hel...
THE FORUM - ANIMALS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION Join fellow enthusiasts for a fu ll day of meaningful contemplation, conversation and collaboration focusing on the human-animal bond at the 2014 Animals for Life Forum. Topics of the day will include how animals help humans heal, health benefits from human-animal interacrion and how humans care for animals. New York Times bestselling author Jon Karz will he...
<!--[if gte vml 1]> <!--[endif]-->TALK IS NOT CHEAP. Conversation is a powerful tool. IT CAN CHANGE OPINIONS. It can enlighten and build trust. Conversation 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 cons...
The spring season of the Farmers’ Market is held at the Mural Parking Lot, 81 W. Main St., Wilmington. The market will be on the first and third Saturdays in March, April and May leading up to the summer season start on June 7. The spring Farmers’ Market features new and returning local vendors and offers a variety of quality products, including: local meats and eggs, baked good (including gluten...
Wilmington, Ohio - Small farm owners who want to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them or expand their operations, or those new to agriculture who are looking for ways to utilize acreage, can attend workshops and presentations on these and more issues during two small farm conferences “Opening Doors to Success”, March 7 & 8 in Wilmington, Ohio, and “Living Your Small Fa...
The Clinton Soil & Water Conservation District and the USDA service center have established a memorial scholarship fund in honor and memory of Bob and Michele Coblentz. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Clinton County student pursuing a career in agriculture and/or conservation. The scholarship will be awarded in April 2014. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact our o...
The Clinton County Farm Bureau annually awards the Clinton County Jamie Florea Scholarship of at least one $500.00 to a graduating senior who will be entering a two or four year technical school or university majoring in agriculture. We sent this information to FFA advisors, Ag Education teachers, and thought we would also share this information with guidance counselors and ask that you make the a...
Farm Bureau is promoting this afternoon program on behalf of the Southwest Ohio Corn Growers because thevalue of the topics being discussed are vital to all of our farmers. For those of you who attended the Workers’ Compensation meeting held in Washington Court House on January 16th, your required CompManagement safety course has been satisfied, BUT you may still want to attend this meeting. Any...
53 members from Clinton, Fayette and Greene Counties attended this event. Feedback has been very positive. The general consensus was that folks like to interact, move around and be involved. All health "stations" and the membership station had to be confirmed as being visited to be eligible for special prizes. Three County Membership Kick-Off and Health Fair Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 FAYETTE COUN...
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