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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...

Nutrient Management/Water quality Webinar

Published Apr. 9, 2013

 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, by Kathy Smith

Published Mar. 20, 2013

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...

Conversation with EASE(Engage,Acknowledge,Share,Earn Trust) Training

Published Mar. 19, 2013

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...

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2013 Presidents' Trip to Washington, D.C.

Published Mar. 7, 2013

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

Published Feb. 27, 2013

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 ...

Animals for Life Summit Registration

Published Feb. 14, 2013

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/#...

Ag Column for Farm Bureau by Kathy Smith

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Even though our local rural area is probably one of the best places in the world to raise a family, we still have some problems.  One of the most frustrating for both sides seems to be the generation gap. For example, a friend was telling how her 20-year-old grandson found a girlfriend in the Cleveland area, then an apartment not too far from her and lastly, found a job in the vicinity. Those of u...

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Online CAUV meeting Feb. 27

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Landowners enrolled in Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.What’s the cause? How is this determined? What can you do about it? -- There are a lot of questions, confusion and misconceptions surrounding the program.Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis will answer these questi...

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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:
$74 per year for a family membership

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