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...
- Van Wert
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...
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...
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 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 ...
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...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) Ė 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 agricultureís link to everyday life. † Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building, can partic...
Believe it or not, the farm families of Ashtabula County have been leading the country in clothing and decorating styles for years and we didnít 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...
† COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) Ė 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 ...
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...
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:$74 per year for a family membership
- Working cooperatively on local issues
- Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
- Special savings from local businesses