Conversations about how food is produced are happening. But the voices of farmers have been less representative in the conversation about food production. Engaging in conversation about food production will help farmers understand what consumers want to know and will help consumers learn more about how food is produced from the people who actually produce it. In the end, we all have an interest in...
- Van Wert
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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. 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...
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 “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, ...
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...
Organization Director:Ty Kellogg
Mailing Address:8220 State Route 45, Ste B
Orwell, OH 44076
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