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Making First Cutting Hay, by Kathy Smith

Published Jun. 16, 2015

Many farmers in Ashtabula County have started making first cutting hay.  Recent rains slowed the progress somewhat, but several farmers around us have mowed and baled.  The hay being made at this time of year is especially important because it is very high in nutrients. That means it is excellent feed for cows, horses or any other livestock that consume it. High quality hay is also very important ...

Geauga County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social

Published Jun. 16, 2015

Join us on Thursday, June 25th, at Sirna's Farm & Market, 6:30pm.  Please RSVP to the office at:  440-437-8700 or [email protected] by June 22nd.  See the invitation on this link for further details....

Farm Bureau Farm Forum June 22

Published Jun. 10, 2015

The Farm Bureau Farm Forum sponsored by Ashtabula, Geauga and Portage County Farm Bureaus is Monday, June 22, 2015, at Cardinal Middle School, 16000 E High Street in Middlefield beginning at 7 pm.  Join us for this interactive evening of discussion and updates on the most recent agricultural issues with state representatives, Sarah LaTourette and John Patterson.  Reservations are appreciated, but ...

2015 Geauga County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social

Published Jun. 2, 2015

The 2015 Ice Cream Social will be Thursday, June 25 at Sirna's Farm & Market, 19009 Ravenna Rd in Auburn Township, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. This Farm Bureau Member event is sponsored by the Geauga County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees and the Geauga County Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals. Please contact the Geauga County Farm Bureau office if you plan to attend at 440.437.8700 or...

Do You Enjoy Cooking? by Kathy Smith

Published May. 19, 2015

Do you enjoy cooking? Some of us would immediately say, “Yes!” However, if you’ve served the leftover roast three different nights, can’t stand the thought of another egg dish, and have no idea fortonight’s supper, you might say, “No way!”  Cooking is so personal. It depends on many different factors---you and your family’s likes and dislikes in food, what you have available(like a garden or meat ...

Geauga County Farm Bureau Scholarship deadline is April 27, 2015

Published Apr. 23, 2015

The applicant must be either an active Geauga County Farm Bureau member, or a family member whose parents/guardian is an active Geauga County Farm Bureau member. The applicants parents/guardians must have been a member of the Geauga County Farm Bureau for the past 3 years, as of application date. The applicant must be a full time enrollee of an accredited 2 or 4 year College, University, or Techni...

I Wonder If You Get Common Sense From Playing In A Creek, by Kathy Smith

Published Apr. 16, 2015

Kids today have a totally different view of “playing” than we adults have. Most of them are so smart it’s almost scary and yet they seem to lack common sense and responsibility. Their idea of playing is watching a movie on the i-Pod or smart phone and playing mine-craft onthe X-box. Only their fingers get any exercise.  When my Mom was growing up in the 1930s, she lived on a small farm here in Ash...

Money Management for Young Farmers April 16

Published Apr. 8, 2015

Join us at Cleats in Chardon Thursday, April 16, 7 PM, dinner provided.  Presenters are Kim Skala, Skala Insurance Agency, LLC, sharing Agribusiness Insurance, Insight and Solutions; and Jamie Pittman, PNC Bank, Vice President of Agricultural Banking from Orrville, talking about Agricultural Banking.  Sponsored by Geauga County Farm Bureau.  Reservations required:  440-437-8700....

Workers' Compensation Safety Meeting March 31, 2015

Published Mar. 18, 2015

OSHA update, CPR Training & More! Date:  March 31, 2015 Location:  St. Mary's Hall, 103 1/2 N. Maple St. (St. Rt. 45) Orwell, OH  Time:  6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Reservations required:  440-437-8700 or [email protected] One very important aspect of reducing Workers' Compensation premiums is to reduce the number of claim/accidents within this group-rating program.  This can be accomplished by e...

Do You Think It's Possible That Spring Will Actually Arrive? by Kathy Smith

Published Mar. 16, 2015

Do you think it’s possible that spring will actually arrive this year?  Did it get frozen along with all of us during our record setting cold February?   Spring 2015 is probably the most anticipated spring ever--- not only here in northeastern Ohio but all across our country. From the poor people around Boston with their 100 plus inches of snow and collapsing roofs to the citizens of our southern ...

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