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Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum Dec. 4

Published Nov. 14, 2013

Date:† Dec. 4, 2013 | 8:00 am - 05:30 pm LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 The inaugural Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center.† This is a great opportunity to expand your leadership skills by participating in this event. You will have the opportunity to at...

It's Really Never Too Late to Learn Something New, by Kathy Smith

Published Oct. 31, 2013

Itís really never too late to learn something new. Do you believe that? And more importantly, do you actually practice it? We tend to think of education as going to school, sitting in a classroom or doing homework. But isnít education really a daily, year-round, never-ending thing? It should be for all of us and it begins at home and hopefully continues for a lifetime. If you have an infant or pre...

It's Officially Autumn, by Kathy Smith

Published Oct. 7, 2013

Itís officially autumn all you lovers of cooler weather, beautiful red and yellow leaves, and apple cider. And with the arrival of fall comes a whole different range of activities instead of our summer favorites like swimming, eating watermelon and putting up hay. I asked my co-workers what they did in the fall and here are some of their replies. Out of the 25 co-workers I spoke with, at least fou...

You Can Be Replaced.........But Not In Your Family Life, by Kathy Smith

Published Sep. 4, 2013

All of us have known someone who has worked so hard and is so good at his or her job that fellow workers just canít imagine how they could possibly be replaced. These are the people that can be counted on to give 110 percent no matter what is asked of them. They are the ones everyone says when a problem comes up, ďAsk AprilĒ or ĒSee what Tom thinks.Ē The same goes for church or community organizat...

What Amazing Tool The Cell Phone Is, by Kathy Smith

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Are you one of those people who didnít have a cell phone five years ago and now canít imagine life without it? My husband is one of those. Our son kept telling him how convenient they were and how many things he could do with it but my husband insisted he didnít need one. Now it is the first thing he checks in the morning, because someone might have left an important message, and the last thing he...

Agricultural Best Management Practice Cost Share Meeting Scheduled for July 24th

Published Jul. 17, 2013

† † Agricultural landowners interested in learning about an opportunity to receive financial assistance to install best management practices (BMPs) on their property are encouraged to attend a public meeting on July 24th at 6:00 pm at Lake Metroparks Farmpark (8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland). † The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control awarded Chagrin River Watershed ...

Water Quality and Milk Promotion, by John Parker

Published Jul. 17, 2013

Recently I participated in a dairy meeting held by the Ohio Dairy Producers and The Ohio State University Extension Service.† Two topics were the main focus of the meeting.† One was on water quality and agricultureís role in encouraging water quality with emphasis on the algae bloom in the western Lake Erie basin and implications for northeastern Ohio.† The other was on programs to encourage us to...

Farm Bureau offers interactive agriculture experience at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) Ė Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the exhibit demonstrates agricultureís link to everyday life. † Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building, can partic...

Lake County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social July 8

Published Jun. 6, 2013

Save the Date!† RSVP to the Farm Bureau office at 800-410-4613.† Join us at the LAKE COUNTY FARM BUREAU ICE CREAM SOCIAL, July 8, 2013, at Lake County Metroparks Concord Woods Nature Shelter, 11211 Spear Rd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Believe It or Not, by Kathy Smith

Published Jun. 6, 2013

Believe it or not, the farm families of Ashtabula County have been leading the country in clothing and decorating styles for years and we didnít even know it. First of all, there is the country decorating look. This has been around for quite a while.††People, who have never even seen a real cow, goose or pig, decorate their entire kitchens with animal motifs that include black and white cookie jar...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Ty Kellogg

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




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