Summer is going fast! That means itís time to pack up the kids, the dog, the tent and go camping. Most farmers I know think that they get enough time enjoying the great outdoors while working in the fields every day. So they really arenít all that excited about camping when they have some rare time off. But thatís not true of our city cousins. A friend spent nearly a month getting ready for her fa...
- Van Wert
Itís the time of year for reunions---whether itís your 25th†or 50th†high school class reunion or a family reunion, they are a very important part of your life. Your school reunion is a group of people you only spent about 12 years with but became very close due to the daily contact. Here in Ashtabula County, most of our classes are the perfect size. My mother-in-law graduated from a very large You...
Details about the Farm Bill have been long anticipated by the agricultural community. In an effort to keep our members informed, Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Farm Credit, OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency to conduct three Farm Bill briefings around the state and then one final briefing at the Farm Science Review.† The presentations will include information on the new commodity progr...
Lake County Farm Park, Kirtland, OH, United States (map).† Enjoy wine tasting, music and a variety of food vendors, presented by Ohio Wine Producers Association. Visit with county Farm Bureau member volunteers to learn more about local farmers and Ohio agriculture. Contact the county Farm Bureau for a member code to take advantage of a special discount on pre-sale tickets at visitvintageohio.com. ...
Itís 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 Iíve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even had a ďnormalĒ 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 ...
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 donít 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 nationís capital, for developed high yielding, disease resistant varieties of wheat that eventually w...
A recent article in the ďNational GeographicĒ 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 agricultureís 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 †...
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