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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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Farmers Feed Our Needs at West Orchards in Perry

Published Oct. 8, 2014

Farm Bureau, West Orchards, PNC Bank, Classic Ford, Farm Credit and WKKY present ‘Farmers Feed Our Needs’  With fluctuating food prices, an unsteady economy and the major holiday season just around the corner, Lake County Farm Bureau, West Orchards of Perry, Classic Ford in Madison, Farm Credit, PNC Bank and WKKY104.7FM will be hosting the sixth annual Farmers Feed Our Needs food drive. The char...

It's Time to Preserve Some of the Abundance, by Kathy Smith

Published Sep. 24, 2014

Are you so tired of canning and freezing vegetables that you’re ready to scream?  Do you have nightmares about someone leaving a huge pile of peppers on your back porch or you’re seeing ears of corn in your dreams? Well, you’re not alone.  Here in Northeastern Ohio we’ve had a pretty good year for nearly everything except tomatoes. Several people have said that there just was not enough sun to mak...

Lake County Farm Bureau 2014 Annual Meeting

Published Sep. 8, 2014

Lake County Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the 2014 Lake County Farm  Bureau Annual Meeting.  The purpose of this meeting will be to highlight the activities of the past year, and to lay the ground work for our programs in 2015.  Active farmer members  will have  the responsibility of voting on proposedpolicies, as well as electing county board members and delegates to  the 2015 Ohio Fa...

Summer is Going Fast! by Kathy Smith

Published Sep. 2, 2014

Summer is going fast! That means it’s 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 aren’t all that excited about camping when they have some rare time off. But that’s not true of our city cousins. A friend spent nearly a month getting ready for her fa...

It's the Time of Year for Reunions, by Kathy Smith

Published Aug. 7, 2014

It’s the time of year for reunions---whether it’s 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...

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

It’s 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 I’ve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even had a “normal” 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 ...

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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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