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Food Preservation Workshop Scheduled

Published Aug. 12, 2013

Food Preservation Workshop Making the most of your backyard bounty! Kate Shumaker of the Holmes County Ohio State University Extension Office will share her food preservation expertise Wednesday, Oct.2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This beginner to intermediate level Grow and Know workshop will teach participants  how to preserve their harvest for use throughout the year.  Each participant will rece...

Cupcake Wars 3!!

Published May. 28, 2013

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee invites children in grades 3-12 to participate in this year's Cupcake Wars at the Jefferson County Fair!  The theme this year is "Summer Time Fun" and teams are invited to create a display of 24-48 cupcakes celebrating summer!  Ingredients for the cupcakes must include something that can be purchased at a local Farmer's Market. For...

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Students at Wintersville Elementary School visit a dairy farm from their classroom!

Google Hangout takes WES Students to a Dairy Farm!

Published May. 23, 2013

Earlier this week, some 5th grade students at Wintersville Elementary School were able to participate in a 'virtual' field trip.   Students used a computer with Google Hangout to interact with representatives from the Ohio Farm Bureau, The American Dairy Association and a Dairy Farmer in Ohio.  Students learned how dairy cows are cared for, how much they eat, how long they live, how much an averag...

Ohio Farm Bureau launches enhanced OurOhio.org website

Published May. 13, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) –nbsp;Ohioans looking to learn about food and farms, excel in the garden, find new recipes or great events and tours can turn to the newly redesigned OurOhio.org website. The website, originally launched by Ohio Farm Bureau in 2005, is a resource for hundreds of thousands of visitors searching for expert information on Ohio food, gardening, cooking and related events, as well...

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JCCS 3rd Grade with Mary Ellen Grafton and Librarian Mrs. Teresa Barnhart

Agriculture Scavenger Hunt

Published Apr. 30, 2013

On April 26, 2013, Mary Ellen Grafton from the Jefferson County Farm Bureau visited Jefferson County Christian School to share an agricultural scavenger hunt with students in 3rd through 6th grades.  Students learned facts about agriculture in Ohio and were able to answer questions such as: A FAMILY OF FOUR COULD LIVE FOR ____ YEARS ON THE BREAD PRODUCED BY ONE ACRE OF WHEAT. HOW MANY GLASSES OF M...

YAP Summer Farm Tour Announced!

Published Apr. 25, 2013

Young Agricultural Professionals Farm Tours Summer Reach Out Saturday, June 29, 2013 This family event will start at Deer Creek State Park and participants will have the option to go on one of three tours. Check out this link for more information!!!   http://ofbf.org/uploads/YAP_SummerEvent.pdf...

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New Sign!

New Sign!

Published Apr. 15, 2013

Our new sign is finally on the wall of Bantam Ridge!  Now we'll be easier to find!!  It looks fabulous!!!...

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Students harvest lettuce as part of the Farm-To-School project

Farm to School Project

Published Apr. 8, 2013

Recently Jefferson County Farm Bureau donated $500 to support a local Farm-To-School Program, a joint effort between Stanton Elementary School and Ohio State University Extension   In this project, students grow produce in a greenhouse and it is used to supplement school lunches.   For more information about this project, contact: Sarah Cross Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator OSU Extension...

2013 Jefferson County Ag Baby!!

Published Apr. 1, 2013

Last week Mary Ellen Grafton went to the hospital to welcome the 2013 Ag Baby... and what a WONDERFUL family we've got this year!!  The parents are Randall and Angel Fellows of Mingo Junction, Ohio.  The baby's name is Randall Fellows, Jr. He was born on March 27 at 1:54 p.m.  He weighed in at 8lbs, 3oz and had a full head of hair!!!  He will join his big brother (Johnathon - 7) and big sister (Ma...

Workers' Comp Safety Meeting

Published Mar. 4, 2013

Please attend the Workers' Compensation Safety Meeting Saturday, March 23, 2013 First United Methodist Church (201 West High Ave, New Philadelphia) 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (includes continental breakfast) Blood screening will begin at 8 a.m. A 12-hour fast is required for bloodwork. Call the county office at 740.266.6603 to register.  ...

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