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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 a...

Mahoning County Membership Check-in February 18th

Published Feb. 7, 2014

Our 2014 membership campaign continues as we move closer to our goal of signing 51 new members, active or associate, by March 17!  Stop in Feb. 18th, drop off your memberships and pick up more supplies.  Ty will have everything you need!  Check-In at Perkins, 587 E. Main St., Canfield, OH  from 5:00-7:00 pm.  ...

Northeast Counties Farm Bureau Workers' Compensation Safety Meetings

Published Jan. 22, 2014

One very important part of reducing Workers' Compensation premiums is to reduce the number of claims/accidents within this group-rating program.  This can be accomplished by each member doing his or her own part to ensure a safe work environment.  Attendance is highly recommended for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Group Rating Program.  This year thre are two dates and locations being offered.  F...

Farmers Have Always Been Obsessed About the Weather, by Kathy Smith

Published Jan. 22, 2014

Farmers have always been obsessed about the weather. Of course it’s only natural since the weather not only dictates what a farmer does on a daily basis, but also how crops grow,  are harvested and whether a farmer has a “good” year or not. What a farm family makes to live on is heavily dependent   on the weather. Here in Northeastern Ohio our weather has been somewhat unpredictable the last few y...

Mahoning County Membership Kickoff January 28th

Published Jan. 22, 2014

  The Mahoning County Farm Bureau will kick off their membership campaign January 28, 2014 at Mastropietro Winery. The membership campaign is used to help renew current memberships, along with signing up new members. Membership benefits include being a part of the largest non-profit agriculture organization in Ohio, discounts on Choice Hotels, General Motors, Grainger and Sherin Williams paint, Na...

Have You Ever Heard of a

Published Dec. 18, 2013

Have you ever heard of a “farm Christmas”? If you are over about 60, you may have celebrated a farm Christmas when you were younger. Do you remember going to the woods to look for a tree or tree top to take home? If the right tree couldn’t be found then branches were used. Going somewhere to buy a tree was not an option and the artificial tree hadn’t been invented yet. Once the tree was in place, ...

Mahoning County Lunch & Learn Friday Dec. 6, 12-1pm

Published Dec. 5, 2013

Lunch & Learn---This week's program is 2013 Farm Tax Planning, by David Marrison, OSU Extension, RSVP to:  330-533-5538                     OSU Extension and Ohio Farm Bureau in Mahoning County are sponsoring a lunch and learn session for area farmers and ag producers.                     Each month, we'll enjoy a luncheon and hear about a hot topic in agriculture.  Bring your spouse, employe...

YAP Winter Leadership Conference deadline is Dec. 13

Published Dec. 5, 2013

*Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Experience is an opportunity to build personal and professional skills, network with agricultural leaders, and learn to make a difference in your community, Farm Bureau and agriculture. We have an agenda with 13 workshops for you to choose fromwith topics covering all aspects of the agricultural industry. Join Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals fo...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Ty Kellogg

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

Phone:
800-410-4613

Fax:
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

  • Member Benefits

  • Working cooperatively on local issues
  • Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
  • Special savings from local businesses
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