As we count down our Membership Campaign for 2012, as of today we need "8" for Active Farmer Gain!! There is still time to get your name in the drawing for a chance to win a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado with our "Every member, sign a member" sweepstakes!! Each person that you sign as a member by August 15, 2012 will qualify you for an additional chance to win a great prize from the Ohio Farm Bureau...
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Courtesy of Farm Bureau member John Parker - If you live in town, take some time to travel around the county. You will see some fields of corn and soybeans that look to be very good. And then you will see some that are in trouble and probably won't make a crop. In our area we are considerably more fortunate than further west where fields will have zero harvest. But remember, what happens out...
We hope you haven't forgotten about the Harvest Dinner on Saturday the 11th! Be sure to RSVP to office! Geauga County Fair is just around the corner and we've got some gooooood stuff for you. If you're interested in helping for a couple hours, please don't hesitate to give us a call, 440-437-8700....
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering the 2012 Farm Bill and Ohio's Representatives need to hear from you how important it is to pass a Farm Bill this summer. Passage of the Farm Bill is critical because it preserves crop insurance and safety net programs for farmers. These programs are especially important now as we face drought conditions and possible significant yield decreases. The ...
(Chagrin Falls, Ohio) The Sirna family is featured in this month’s issue of Our Ohio magazine for their commitment and dedication to being a quality local producer. Craig and Anne and their three children Anthony, Kristen and Kaitlyn raise sweet corn, tomatoes and a variety of other products on their Chagrin Falls farm. Readers will learn why the Sirnas are Farm Bureau members; how they purchased...
Geauga County Farm Bureau is hosting the Geauga Harvest Dinner on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute in Chesterland, Ohio at 6:00 pm. This unique seven course dinner features food and wine produced by farmers in Geauga County and prepared by chefs at ICASI. Proceeds will be donated to Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the ICASI Scholarship Fund. ...
Farm Bureau recently hosted their blogging workshop and here is a blog response from Brenda Hastings, a dairy farmer and President of our Geauga County Farm Bureau board. Hastings also was a presenter at the conference. ...
As usual there is always quite a bit going on this office and in the field with the Farm Bureau boards and volunteers. For Geauga, we're preparing ourselves for another Ice Cream Social on Thursday evening, June 28 at the Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland. Farm Bureau members are welcome! Make sure you RSVP to the office. We'll start serving ice cream at 6:30 p.m. Of course, we're always prepari...
The rain has finally come to northeast Ohio! A lot has been going on during the last couple of weeks, particularly some real BIG things: 1) We had a great time at the Geauga Tourism Drive-It-Yourself Tour and also have had some great planning sessions with ICASI in planning our Dinner from The Farm/Harvest Dinner in August. 2) Congresswoman Fudge visited the Hastings Dairy Farm in Geauga County to...
Those interested in learning more about how their food is produced should read the latest issue of Our Ohio magazine. This month’s issue features Brenda Hastings of Hastings Dairy located in Burton. The dairy milks 600 cows three times a day and also grows a variety of crops. “People seem to be curious about farms and food production. In recent years, there has been lots of attention paid to ani...
Organization Director:Ty Kellogg
Mailing Address:8220 State Rt. 45 Ste B
Orwell, OH 44076
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