It’s July and how is your garden doing? Normally at this time of year most people are complaining about having to water their gardens, but the folks I’ve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even had a “normal” year recently? This annual ritual of planting a garden is proof that deep inside we are all farmers. We are trying to connect with our past when our survival depended ...
- Van Wert
There are lots of wonderful things about summer. After our extremely cold, never-ending winter, the warmer temperatures are number one for most of us. But there are also many special smells that are unique to summer. Here are some of my favorites. There is nothing that says summer like the smell of newly mowed hay. It is such a special scent that there is just nothing like it. And the smell of m...
We don’t particularly like them if they are buzzing around us when we are doing yard work or out in the field where they may be busy gathering pollen. But those bees are essential to our food supply because they are major pollinators of food crops. The United States Department of Agriculture says that one mouthful in three of the food in our diets directly or indirectly benefits fro...
Since we are in the heart of the local planting season, it is appropriate to recognize a famous plant scientist, Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose plant research has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. Dr. Borlaug, who died in 2009, was honored last March 25 at our nation’s capital, for developed high yielding, disease resistant varieties of wheat that eventually w...
A recent article in the “National Geographic” magazine says that we have to produce enough food for 9 billion people by 2050. The team of scientists led by Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, has come up with a 5-step plan that includes freezing agriculture’s footprint, growing more on existing farms, using resources more efficiently, shifti...
Please use this link to view the article from Our Ohio Magazine about the Valley Chefs and Farm Bureau. http://ourohio.org/food/tips-and-trends/1138/cooking-up-collaboration ...
The extreme lack of common sense in everyday life has me ready to scream! I’m talking about the people who move to the country, build a beautiful house next to a farm and then have the nerve to try to tell the farmer what he can or cannot do. Did anyone bother to notice that the farmer was there first? And since it takes more than a few days to build a house, didn’t anyone hear the grain dryers ru...
If you read David Marrison’s column about the awards given at the recent Dairy Banquet, you should have been impressed by the accomplishments of local dairy farmers. When we have top dairy herds in the state locally, that says we have dairy farmers doing everything right. It is obvious that the Boggs Family know how to give their cow’s excellent care. Or when a herd like Bossy’s Way, that is al...
Please refer to the attached brochure for details about the Carrollton, Ohio high school conference from June 20-23, 2014. ...
Join the Geauga County Farm Bureau and Geauga County Auditor, Frank Gliha, for a presentation about the recent changes in the CAUV program. The meeting is Thursday, April 17th at the Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021 at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6:00. The speaker is Leah Curtis, OFBF Director of Agricultural Law. Please RSVP by Monday, April 14th to email@example.com...
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Mailing Address:8220 State Rt. 45 Ste B
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