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...
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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...
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? 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...
DATE: April 24, 2013 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. LOCATION: Online (Ohio Farm Bureau members only) Agricultural nutrient management and water quality is an issue that has been receiving a lot of attention. Recent water quality challenges have placed new expectations on farmers regarding nutrient management. Government, special interest groups, the media and the public expect farmers to help cleanup the ...
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...
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/#...
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Mailing Address:8220 State Route 45, Ste B
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