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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...

What We Are Thankful For, by John Parker

Published Nov. 21, 2013

††††††††† Thanksgiving Day will soon be here.† You probably donít need to be reminded of that because many families have been busy getting ready for this day.† Some will be traveling a distance to be with others while many have families that live close by.† This is a day when we like to get together and enjoy our families and I am thankful for our families and time together. ††††††††††† When you s...

We Have So Much To Be Grateful For, by Kathy Smith

Published Nov. 21, 2013

We have so much to be grateful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2013. I read somewhere recently that if youíre not cold or hungry, then you are blessed. Isnít that what we as humans usually doótake all the basic necessities we enjoy for granted? Between the horrible, destructive typhoon in the Philippines and the awful tornadoes in Illinois, there are many people who have no roof over their heads,...

Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum Dec. 4

Published Nov. 14, 2013

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | 8:00 am - 05:30 pm LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 The inaugural Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center.† This is a great opportunity to expand your leadership skills by participating in this event. You will have the opportunity to att...

It's Really Never Too Late to Learn Something New, by Kathy Smith

Published Oct. 31, 2013

Itís really never too late to learn something new. Do you believe that? And more importantly, do you actually practice it? We tend to think of education as going to school, sitting in a classroom or doing homework. But isnít education really a daily, year-round, never-ending thing? It should be for all of us and it begins at home and hopefully continues for a lifetime. If you have an infant or pre...

It's Officially Autumn, by Kathy Smith

Published Oct. 7, 2013

Itís officially autumn all you lovers of cooler weather, beautiful red and yellow leaves, and apple cider. And with the arrival of fall comes a whole different range of activities instead of our summer favorites like swimming, eating watermelon and putting up hay. I asked my co-workers what they did in the fall and here are some of their replies. Out of the 25 co-workers I spoke with, at least fou...

You Can Be Replaced......But Not In Your Family Life, by Kathy Smith

Published Sep. 4, 2013

All of us have known someone who has worked so hard and is so good at his or her job that fellow workers just canít imagine how they could possibly be replaced. These are the people that can be counted on to give 110 percent no matter what is asked of them. They are the ones everyone says when a problem comes up, ďAsk AprilĒ or ĒSee what Tom thinks.Ē The same goes for church or community organizat...

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

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Are you one of those people who didnít have a cell phone five years ago and now canít 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 didnít 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 agricultureís 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...

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