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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 ...

Multi-County Farm Bureau Water Quality/Nutrient Management Meeting

Published Mar. 16, 2015

Please join our speaker, Tony Seegers, Director of State Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, on Monday, March 30, 2015.  See attached for time and place and remember to RSVP by March 25th to the Orwell office, 440-437-8700.  ...

Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake County Farm Bureau Agritourism Bill Review

Published Feb. 23, 2015

Join us for the Agritourism Bill Review and Feedback Session Monday, March 2, 2015, featuring speaker Brandon Kern, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.  See attached for time and location, and please be sure to RSVP by February 25th  ...

It's Cabin Fever, by Kathy Smith

Published Feb. 19, 2015

There’s a terrible disease going around right now. No, it’s not the cough, colds or flu that everyone seems to have. No, it’s worse---it’s cabin fever!  This dreaded sickness shows up about this time every year in northeastern Ohio and exhibits symptoms such as boredom, grouchiness, restlessness and mainly the feeling that spring can’t get here soon enough. Is anyone in your household suffering fr...

Geauga County Membership Kick-Off Jan. 29

Published Jan. 27, 2015

Join your county Farm Bureau as we kick-off our membership campaign for 2015. Meet your county board trustees, hear about our upcoming programs and receive more details on some of your member benefits! By being a Farm Bureau member, help us make positive changes in Geauga County !! Attendance & Reservations are………..Important!! We need an accurate count so everyone PLEASE RSVP… No later than Mo...

What to do about CAUV

Published Jan. 27, 2015

To learn more about the CAUV program, check out this resource from Ohio Farm Bureau.  ...

Small Farm

Published Jan. 27, 2015

My husband calls them “winter sports.” But if the images of gliding down a picturesque slope on skis or cross-country skiing with every twig and tree branch covered in snow; or beautiful, graceful iceskaters doing long glides and jumps or even the brutal clash of ice hockey sticks comes to mind, you would be thinking of “normal wintersports” not Ashtabula County style, small farm “winter sports.” ...

The 12 Days of Christmas

Published Dec. 23, 2014

Most of you are probably in a panic because Christmas is only a day or so away. There are never enough hours in the day at this time of year.  Listening to Christmas music is one of my favorite ways to try to calm down.   Recently I heard the wonderful English carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and it occurred to me that our farm and the song have several things in common. The first line is “On ...

What Are You Thankful For?, by Kathy Smith

Published Nov. 19, 2014

What are you thankful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2014? High on my list is the fact that our country conducted an important mid-term election on November 4 of this year and there wasn’t a tank in sight. There were no protestors at our polling place, I didn’t have to fear for my life or the lives of my family if they did attempt to vote, and the evening news did not report any rioting in the s...

Most Farmers I Know Are Workaholics, by Kathy Smith

Published Nov. 3, 2014

Most farmers I know are workaholics. Of course anyone who works for themselves really has to be. When you are self-employed, everything and there’s no two ways about it---everything--- depends on you getting the job done no matter what it takes to do it.  But I think every one of our lives needs balance. Yes, the beans have to be combined, the hay has to be baled and the cows have to be milked. Yo...

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