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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! I’m 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, didn’t anyone hear the grain dryers ru...

Great Dairy Herds, by John Parker

Published Apr. 10, 2014

If you read David Marrison’s column about the awards given at the recent Dairy Banquet, you should have been impressed by the accomplishments of local dairy farmers. When we have top dairy herds in the state locally, that says we have dairy farmers doing everything right.  It is obvious that the Boggs Family know how to give their cow’s excellent care. Or when a herd like Bossy’s Way, that is also...

Ohio FFA Camp Muskinghum

Published Apr. 9, 2014

Please refer to the attached brochure for details about the Carrollton, Ohio high school conference from June 20-23, 2014. ...

Our Favorite Things About Spring

Published Mar. 19, 2014

Nearly everyone I talk to lately is tired of winter. Our record-breaking cold temperatures and about 70 consecutive days with snow on the ground has even the eternal optimists saying “Enough.”  So to put us all in a better mood, we’re going to think about spring-our favorite things about spring. When temperatures go above freezing, it feels great to be able to shed some of the heavy winter clothe...

Lake County Scholarship Applications now available

Published Mar. 18, 2014

Scholarship applications are now available for Lake County students.  All criteria is here on the link.  Please contact the office if you have any questions....

Animal Disease Traceability Workshop

Published Feb. 25, 2014

OSU Extension, the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association and the Ashtabula County Dairy Service Unit Board of Directors would like to invite livestock producers to an “Animal Disease Traceability” Workshop on March 13, 2014 at the Ashtabula County Extension office. This program is being held to inform producers about the new animal disease traceability requirements for moving livestock across s...

Conversation With EASE Training-3 Sessions

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Conversations about how food is produced are happening. But the voices of farmers have been less representative in the conversation about food production. Engaging in conversation about food production will help farmers understand what consumers want to know and will help consumers learn more about how food is produced from the people who actually produce it. In the end, we all have an interest in...

It Should Be Called the Consumer Bill

Published Feb. 18, 2014

It should be called the “Consumer Bill” rather than the Farm Bill that it is usually called.  Why?  Because it benefits all consumers as much, and in some ways more, than it benefits farmers. When “farm bills” were originally established by Congress, their primary purpose was, and still is, to be sure we have plenty of food at a reasonable cost for everyone.  It is a bill that helps keep farmers i...

An Old Farmer's Advice, by Kathy Smith

Published Feb. 18, 2014

While cleaning out the dump truck a few months ago, you know the two hour project yielding everything from the gloves my husband had me looking for, to bale strings, coffee cups, Bloomfield sale receipts, tools, straps to tie down the hay, pencils, etc., I came across this torn, dirty paper. My husband thinks a friend gave it to him. You’ve probably read it before but I thought it was worth repeat...

Ohio Farm Bureau names Discussion Meet finalists

Published Feb. 12, 2014

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Discussion Meet. They are Elaine Beekman of Wellington, Christen Clemson of Cortland, Elizabeth Mead of Mechanicsburg and Victoria Shaw of Litchfield. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young...

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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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