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'The Beeman' is AFBF Foundation Book of the Year

Published Feb. 4, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture announced 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, Bi...

Engage In Conversation about Food Production

Published Jan. 28, 2014

The explosion of talk about food — some based on fact, some based on fiction — is transforming the marketplace and shaping opinions about those who produce food. Whether they like it or not, in addition to farming, farmers now have another role: communicating and connecting with, as well listening to, consumers. It’s a role that the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and OFBF would like to...

Win a $50 Gas Card

Published Jan. 23, 2014

Complete this online survey and give us your thoughts on the programs and activities you would like the county Farm Bureau to offer. All survey responders will be entered to win a $50 gas card and the winner will be announced on the Cuyahoga Farm Bureau Facebook page. Deadline to respond to the survey and be entered to win $50 gas card is March 15, 2014....

For Your InFARMation

FYI - FREE resource materials for teachers

Published Jan. 17, 2014

For Your InFARMation, a FREE teacher resource about Ohio livestock farming that supports Ohio social studies, language arts, math and schience academic content standards for third grade is being offered by the Ohio Livestock Coalition.  These resource materials have been reviewed by a curriculum consultant who is also a third-grade teacher in Ohio.  Classroom materials include a student's guide, t...

Membership Campaign Kicks Off January 30, 2014 - Build and Grow Our Community

Published Jan. 13, 2014

Membership campaign co-chairmen Fred and Gail Holzman and Gayle Hansen challenge every Farm Bureau member to sign one new Farm Bureau member during the 2014 45-day volunteer campaign kicking off Jan. 30, 2014. "If we get lots of volunteers involved in the campaign, we will wrap up this campaign even quicker than 45 days," said Fred Holzman at the county Farm Bureau January board meeting.  "Members...

Time to Grow Conference to be held in January

Published Dec. 27, 2013

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau is a proud sponsor of the North Union Farmers Market (NUFM) annual farmers' market conference A Time to Grow.  The event, to be held on Martin Luther King Day - Jan. 20, 2014, is open to farmers and vendors across Ohio.  This workshop will provide practical knowledge about how to promote food safety beginning before planting and continuing through harvest and delivery t...

USED TACK SALE - Feb. 23, 2014

Published Dec. 18, 2013

Hundreds of horse enthusiasts will be making plans to attend the Cuyahoga FB Equine Community Council USED TACK SALE Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Fairgrounds Home & Hobby Building.  Pre-registration for a table or floor space is required.   Cost for Farm Bureau members - first table or floor space is FREE.  Cost for non-Farm Bureau members - first table or floo...

Weilnau Re-Elected OFB First Vice President

Published Dec. 6, 2013

Sparky Weilnau of Milan has been re-elected first vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the second highest elected office in the state’s largest and most influential farm organization. He serves on OFBF’s board of trustees for District 3, representing members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.   Weilnau produces popcorn, field corn, soybeans and wheat. He is a 37-year ...

County Farm Bureau delegates to attend 95th OFB Annual Meeting

Published Nov. 29, 2013

Cuyahoga Farm Bureau delegates David Peth, Gayle Hansen and Kim Rassi-Gollin will participate with more than 800 members and guests at the 95th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Dec. 4 - 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. Delegates from across the state representing every county farm bureau will establish the organization’s policy for the coming year and discuss a new mode...

County Farm Bureau Membership Chairs preparing for 2014 campaign

Published Nov. 8, 2013

Fred and Gail Holzman of North Royalton will team up with Gayle Hansen of Olmsted Falls to plan the the 2014 membership campaign for the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau. "Our plans will include a short, productive volunteer campaign, with the goal to sign up new members who are involved in agriculture in our county or in an ag-related job," Gayle Hansen said. All current Farm Bureau members are encour...

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