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Get Involved! It's Policy Development Time

Published May. 4, 2014

Each year the county Farm Bureau asks for input from our members, from ag-related organizations and other influencers  to help develop policy positions that have an impact on agriculture, which in turn serve as the basis for programming and political action throughout the year.  "One in seven is employed somewhere along the agriculture food spectrum, and seven in seven people eat food, so our poli...

County President Tom Kaskey

County Leaders have one-on-one conversation with EU representative

Published Apr. 25, 2014

Its's not every day that you have a chance to talk about trade agreements with a trade negotiator for the European Union.  And that's exactly what Cuyahoga Farm Bureau President Tom Kaskey and Public Policy Action Leader Donita Anderson got to do when Guilio Menato, who is part of the EU trade delegation to the United States came to Cleveland. "We were the only group that he wanted to sit down wit...

Ohio's Leadership Conference for Youth

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Ohio's Leadership Conference for FFA and Farm Bureau Youth will be be June 20-23 at Camp Muskingum Carrollton. Registration and all materials are due May 28 to the Farm Bureau office. Contact the County Farm Bureau office for scholarships available to attend the 2014 Ohio Leadership Conference....

Hanging baskets of geraniums add color to any garden/landscape

Spring time garden planting starts mid-May in northern Ohio

Published Apr. 7, 2014

Spring is finally here and we all get a bit anxious about our gardens and want to get going growing our vegetables and making our yards beautiful with annual flowers.But don't be too hasty!  The flower and vegetable garden beds are way too cold yet to plant anything outside. Stick your hand down in the soil; feel how cold it is. Proper planting season for northern Ohio is mid to late May.  Now is ...

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Take Time for an Ag-adventure

Published Mar. 25, 2014

The Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau is pleased to provide funding for an agriculture-related activity (a visit to a farm, a farm visit to your school, or an ag-related classroom /school project) during the school year.  Funds are limited to $6 per student with a maximum of $400 per school, per school year. In past years, we have had requests for classroom visits to Stearns Homestead, a historic farm i...

Two Cuyahoga Youth Participate in Ohio Capital Challenge

Published Mar. 20, 2014

Cuyahoga County students Jerald Goins of New Tech East High School and Emeka Ezepre of St Martin DePorres High School were two of the thirty-three high school students from across the state who learned how to take action in the government process by participating in the Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge program. Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, 4-H and FFA, the policy development program took ...

Safety Seminar - March 17, 2014

Published Mar. 5, 2014

Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain County Farm Bureaus will host the 2014 Regional Safety Seminar at  the Lorain JVS, located at 15181 St Rt 58 in Oberlin, on March 17, 2014.  Registration at 6:30 p.m.  Program begins at 7:00 p.m. All Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend for compliance with the Ohio Farm Bureau / Comp Management workers compensation requirement.  Guest speakers Leah Finney Curt...

2013 Betty Hansen Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Program Offered

Published Feb. 26, 2014

New and returning college and advanced technical school students should take a look at the Cuyahoga Farm Bureau scholarship program being offered.  Last year eight Betty Hansen Memorial Scholarships were awarded and those students were recognized at the County Farm Bureau annual meeting held in September. The scholarship program is offered to all Cuyahoga Farm Bureau members.  Complete the new app...


'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...

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