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Local Farm Bill Briefings

Published Jul. 23, 2014

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...

Vintage Ohio Fri, August 1, 1pm-Sat, August 2, 10pm

Published Jul. 22, 2014

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. ...

It's July and How is Your Garden Doing?, by Kathy Smith

Published Jul. 2, 2014

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 ...

Lake County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social July 14

Published Jun. 30, 2014

Lake County Farm Bureau is holding its annual Ice Cream Social/Picnic Monday, July 14, 2014, at Lake County Metroparks,11211 Spear Rd., Concord (Woods Nature Center) at 6 p.m.† Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share; grilled hot dogs will be provided.† RSVP to the Farm Bureau office at 800-410-4613, by July 7.† Mark your calendar and plan to join us!...

Favorite Summer Smells, by Kathy Smith

Published Jun. 4, 2014

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...

Bee Losses, by John Parker

Published Jun. 3, 2014

† ††††††††††† 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...

Famous Plant Scientist, Dr. Borlaug, by John Parker

Published May. 22, 2014

†††††††††††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 wer...

Why Not Try To Do Our Part To Increase Food Availability, by Kathy Smith

Published May. 7, 2014

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...

The Valley Classics

Published May. 7, 2014

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...

What Has Happened to Common Sense, by Kathy Smith

Published Apr. 15, 2014

The extreme lack of common sense in everyday life has me ready to scream! Iím 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, didnít anyone hear the grain dryers ru...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Ty Kellogg

Mailing Address:
8220 State Rt. 45 Ste B
Orwell, OH 44076

Phone:
800-410-4613

Fax:
1-800-792-5950

Email:
nefarmbu@fairpoint.net

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dues:
$60 per year for a family membership

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