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NRCS Now Accepting Applications for Hoop Houses

Published Feb. 20, 2015

APPLY BY MARCH 20, 2015   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will again offer the opportunity for produce growers in the Greater Cleveland area to apply for financial and technical assistance for seasonal high tunnels, commonly referred to as hoop houses. With assistance from NRCS, urban and rural area farmers have already established numerous hoop h...

More than 350 farmers and others attended a Sept 12 training program in Archbold

Fertilizer, pesticide certification classes offered statewide

Published Feb. 19, 2015

Ohio State University Extension has set up dozens of fertilizer certification classes and combination fertilizer/pesticide application classes for farmers. To help farmers make the best use of their time, Extension is offering many fertilizer certification classes in conjunction with pesticide recertification classes. The classes can be found by clicking on the nine regions listed on the fertilize...

Google hangout- Apples

Farmtastic Agventures for 4th & 5th Graders

Published Feb. 17, 2015

Farmtastic AgVentures 2014-15, a series of six Google Hangouts bringing agriculture to 4th & 5th grade classrooms, connecting Ohio farmers, food producers and other agriculture-related individuals is organized and ready for your classroom's participation. Farmtastic AgVentures includes a AgMag for each student in the classroom that relates to the topic to be presented according to the AgVentur...

Membership Mini-Kickoffs Planned for January-February

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Gayle Hansen, Membership Chairman for the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau, has planned a series of membership campaign mini-kickoffs so everyone interested in signing new members for the Farm Bureau organization has the opportunity to participate.   "I wanted to be inclusive and engage more people in the campaign.  The saying goes 'many hands make for light work' and I know we can get the job done if ...

Farm Bill Workshops to be held in NE Ohio

Published Jan. 7, 2015

OSU Extension in Northeast Ohio will be collaborating with local Farm Service Agency offices to offer meetings to discuss the crop side of the 2014 Farm Bill.  The 2014 Farm Bill has instituted major changes to the federal farm programs which require landowners and farmers to make a couple major decisions during the winter of 2015.  Landowners need to decide whether or not to update their property...

2014 Used Tack Sale

Used Tack Sale - March 1, 2015

Published Dec. 29, 2014

The 12th Annual Used Tack Sale will be held on  Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Cuyahoga Fairgrounds Home and Hobby Building (bldg#29) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Pre-registration for table or floor space is required.  Registration form is provided. Food and beverage will be available for sale by Angels Haven Horse Rescue. Over 400 people attended last year's used tack sale... it was a great to ti...

Healthy Water Ohio - Ohioans Speak Out

Published Dec. 2, 2014

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (HwO) – Safe drinking water is Ohioans’ No. 1 environmental priority, according to a survey sponsored by Healthy Water Ohio (HwO). Water quality outweighs all other environmental concerns including air quality, waste disposal, quantity of water supplies, land use and coping with weather extremes.  The survey of 1,000 Ohio voters aimed to identify the issues citizens care about rela...

2015 YAP Conf

2015 YAP Experience - January 30-31

Published Dec. 2, 2014

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals ages 18 to 35 are invited to attend the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Experience January 30-31, 2015.  Sixteen workshops to choose from and entertainment by YouTube sensations, the Peterson Farm Brothers. Conference details are in the brochure provided. Farm Bureau member cost per person is $25; the balance will be paid by the ...

Learn about GAP certification - Nov. 21

Published Nov. 12, 2014

Join in a farm visit to learn first-hand about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification What: If you are interested in having your farm GAP Certified, come to see a farm near the end of the process and learn what is required. Heritage Lane Farm owned by Kevin and Sarah Swope, producers of specialty crops, flowers, and bison is getting ready for a third party audit. Our visit will consist of...

Corn Harvest

It's Harvest Time by John Parker

Published Nov. 9, 2014

What is this time of the year all about?  It is called HARVEST!  This is the time of the year when area farmers hope to get those fields of soybeans and corn out of the fields and into their bins or off to the local elevator.  In turn these crops will be turned into food for our dinner tables.    Once again it is a tough harvest for area growers.  Too much rain and cool weather has made it difficu...

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