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Great wine and Farm Bureau... can't get any better

Published Jun. 5, 2012

Love great wine and Farm Bureau?  Here is your opportunity to get two for the price of one.  Simply join the Farm Bureau in Lorain, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake or Trumbull counties between now and June 30 and be entered in a drawing to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to Vintage Ohio Wine Festival Aug. 3-4 in Lake County.  Only new Farm Bureau members are eligible. For more information, contac...

Mounted police at work

Benefit Horse Show POSTPONED

Published Jun. 2, 2012

DUE TO UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THE JULY 7 HORSE SHOW TO BENEFIT THE CLEVELAND MOUNTED POLICE UNIT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Watch for details on where and when it is rescheduled. Donations to the CMPU are welcome.                                                        It's exciting that the Cleveland Mounted Police Unit is reactivated and rebuilding their stable of horses, but the...

June is National Dairy Month

Published Jun. 1, 2012

National Dairy Month starts today. Think of all the great products that you enjoy that are made from milk.  During these warm summery days, most of us look forward to a creamy, cold ice cream cone. Cooking burgers on the grill wouldn't cheeseburgers without the cheese, and butter on your morning toasted bread or spread on sweet corn for dinner is delicious. And don't forget about yogurt or cottage...

Register now for Trash Gardening Workshop June 21

Published May. 29, 2012

Reduce, reuse, recycle... that's the goal for the Trash Gardening workshop to be held at the County Fairgrounds June 21.  Presented by OSU Extension Master Gardeners Gail Holzman and Ellen Comeau, the workshop will provide ideas on how to repurpose those items laying around in your garage or attic as creative planters for your yard-scape.  The Cuyahoga Solid Waste District and the Cuyahoga Farm Bu...

Ms. Paulus's third grade class at Stearns Homestead

Dentzler Elementary students learn about 'growing carrots'

Published May. 25, 2012

Sixty-six third graders from Dentzler Elementary School in Parma visited Stearns Homestead, a historic farm in Parma, to learn about Ohio agriculture, particularly growing carrots in Northwest Ohio, and how that carrot farm operation impacts businesses and consumers across the mid-west.  "Thank you for an excellent field trip today.  My class thoroughly enjoyed Stearns Homestead while learning val...

Members of the Cuyahoga Farm Bureau Equine Committee visit with Chester and Sgt Mike Medwid

Cleveland Mounted Police Unit Reactivated - July 7 benefit horse show planned

Published May. 3, 2012

The Cleveland Mounted Police Unit has been re-activated and is gearing up for a busy summer.   Newly appointed to the unit just seven weeks ago, Sgt. Mike Medwid indicated, “the goal is to have 10 to 12 horses on patrol.  A percheron will be added to stable next week.”  Training the horses and officers as riders is managed by Sgt. Abe Cortes, who has been with the unit for 14 years.  “We currently...

AMAZING Grape Race in June

Published May. 1, 2012

The AMAZING Grape Race along the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Trail Through the entire month of June -- a FREE and fun race brought to you by the Ohio Wine Producers Association. Visit wineries or participating visitors bureaus - collect signatures at the wineries.  Everyone who completes the 'Race' will win an Ohio Wines tote bag -- and 10 lucky winners who complete the tour will win either ticke...

bee observations

Bee Conference at County Fairgrounds - May 19

Published Apr. 27, 2012

What's all the "buzz" about? The second annual Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Honeybee Conference and Field Event will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Keynote speaker, Dr. James E. Tew,  will speak on urban beekeeping and its value.   Dave Williams will speak on "bee biology". Field events include a first ever - honeybee ra...

starting a trail ride - photo courtesy of Brecksville Stables

Trail Safety with the Cleveland Metroparks Rangers - May 27

Published Apr. 26, 2012

Join us and learn how to keep you and your horse out of harm's way while on the trail.  Learn to ride with awareness and common sense.  Ohio Horseman's Council- Cuyahoga and the Cuyahoga Farm Bureau R.E.I.N.S program are sponsoring a trail safety clinic on May 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Brecksville Stables, presented by the Cleveland Metroparks Rangers.  Brecksville Stables is located in the Brecks...


Washington Park students intern at local farm

Published Apr. 25, 2012

Senior class students in the Environmental Studies Academy at Washington Park have been spending about two hours once a week learning large animal care with Kim Rassi, owner of Vintage Alpacas located in Brooklyn Heights. Kim Rassi explained that during the past six weeks the students have participated in many aspects of caring for the alpacas including hoof trimming, giving vaccination injections...

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