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What An Amazing Tool The Cell Phone Is, by Kathy Smith

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Are you one of those people who didn’t have a cell phone five years ago and now can’t 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 didn’t 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 agriculture’s 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) – 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 agriculture’s link to everyday life.   Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building, can partic...

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 didn’t 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...

New Animal ID Requirements Subject of Farm Bureau Webinar

Published May. 16, 2013

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Many Ohio livestock farmers will be subject to new requirements under the animal disease traceability system, according to rules published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will host a members-only webinar to explain the requirements and answer questions. The online meeting will be May 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is ...

The Greatest Threat to Farm Families, by Kathy Smith

Published May. 14, 2013

If someone asked you what you thought the greatest threat to farm families was here in Ashtabula County, what would you say? Would it be the weather, drugs, alcohol, divorce, or both parents working? Or would it be financial stress, materialism, crime, permissive parents or television and movies? A statewide poll conducted several years ago showed that 51 percent of the men and 44 percent of the w...

Ohio Farm Bureau launces enhanced OurOhio.org website

Published May. 13, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau launches enhanced OurOhio.org website COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohioans looking to learn about food and farms, excel in the garden, find new recipes or great events and tours can turn to the newly redesigned OurOhio.org website. The website, originally launched by Ohio Farm Bureau in 2005, is a resource for hundreds of thousands of visitors searching for expert information on Ohio f...

Local Fruit and Grape Growers Hoping for a Good Crop This Fall, by John Parker

Published May. 2, 2013

Prospects look good for an abundant apple and other fruit crops in this area, according to local fruit growers. "Even with the sharp, cold nights of last week, we should be in good shape and are planning for an abundant crop" said Don Frank from Cold Springs Orchards in Austinburg. "Since the full moon is past, we hope the cold nights are over and temperatures will be more moderate," he commented....

Are You a Former 4-H Member? by Kathy Smith

Published Apr. 18, 2013

Are you a former 4-H member? Can you remember making your first tea towel or apron for the sewing project or do you remember the name of your first registered calf for 4-H? Did you have an electrical or woodworking project as a kid? Many of us here in Northeastern Ohio have fond memories of 4-H years ago. It wasn’t just the projects where you “learned by doing” and gave demonstrations at your meet...

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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

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