Spring is the season of the optimist and how could it not be? My Lenten Rose produced one beautiful bloom in the snow, I hear birds singing in the morning now and yesterday I found the very first crocuses for the year. Yes, spring really is the season of the optimist and no one is more optimistic than the farmers working in their fields. As you drive by and see field after field being plowed, d...
- Van Wert
The Northeast Counties Farm Bureau cordially invites you to attend its upcoming Conversation with EASE training program, which will be held March 21, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 103 1/2 Maple St. (St. Rt. 45,) Orwell. The training will include light refreshments and should adjourn around 8:30 p.m. We hope you will be able to attend our upcoming training program. So that we...
On March 4-6 our northeast counties presidents made their education and lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., with Congressional visits. The five county presidents in attendance were Ashtabula, Nathan L'Amoreaux; Geauga, Brenda Hastings; Lake, Eric Cotton; Mahoning, Brenda Markley; and Trumbull, Mark Bockelman. Issues included immigrant labor, water quality, the failed farm bill, the new health care ...
OFBF Case IH Discount Program Expands COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Case IH Tractor and Equipment Incentive Program for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members has been expanded and made easier to use. The program gives eligible Farm Bureau members discounts from $300 to $500 on select Case IH products. Farmall compact tractors, Farmall utility series C, U, and J and Farmall 100A series plus ...
As of today we have 67 adults and 6 youth registered to attend The Summit. Early registration fee of $69/person is good until March 6. After that, it goes up to $89. Student rate of $25/person applies to high school students and those enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. Have you made your reservation yet? If not, please do so by visitinghttp://aflsummit.eventbrite.com/#...
Even though our local rural area is probably one of the best places in the world to raise a family, we still have some problems. One of the most frustrating for both sides seems to be the generation gap. For example, a friend was telling how her 20-year-old grandson found a girlfriend in the Cleveland area, then an apartment not too far from her and lastly, found a job in the vicinity. Those of u...
Landowners enrolled in Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.What’s the cause? How is this determined? What can you do about it? -- There are a lot of questions, confusion and misconceptions surrounding the program.Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis will answer these questi...
Our 2013 Membership Campaign is off to a great start! Our goal is to sign 52 new members, active or associate, by March 31. Stop in to Greier Ag Center in Canfield, Feb. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., to drop off your memberships and pick up some prospect members you may want to contact. Ty Kellogg, organization director, will be there with supplies and you can share your story of what Farm Bureau ...
SOUTH SOLON, Ohio — A big change is taking place at the Wildman family swine farm, Standing Oaks Enterprises, in southwestern Ohio. Chuck Wildman and his wife, Carol, and their adult children are in the process of converting the farrowing (birthing) barns into nurseries that will soon house 4,000 head of piglets, to be purchased from Legacy Farm in Fair Oaks, Ind. Read this story in Farm and Dairy...
When we make those trips to the grocery store in 2013, predictions are that our food is going to cost slightly more, especially dairy, meat and poultry products. We might ask why these products may cost more this year than last.It is a response on the part of farmers to very high production costs, so they are cutting back on production. When that happens, there is less on the market to buy and p...
Organization Director:Ty Kellogg
Mailing Address:8220 State Route 45, Ste B
Orwell, OH 44076
Office Hours:Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dues:$60 per year for a family membership
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