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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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...
Our 2013 Membership Campaign is off to a great start! Our goal is to sign 52 new members, active or associate, by March 31. Stop in to Greier Ag Center in Canfield, Feb. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., to drop off your memberships and pick up some prospect members you may want to contact. Ty Kellogg, organization director, will be there with supplies and you can share your story of what Farm Bureau ...
SOUTH SOLON, Ohio — A big change is taking place at the Wildman family swine farm, Standing Oaks Enterprises, in southwestern Ohio. Chuck Wildman and his wife, Carol, and their adult children are in the process of converting the farrowing (birthing) barns into nurseries that will soon house 4,000 head of piglets, to be purchased from Legacy Farm in Fair Oaks, Ind. Read this story in Farm and Dairy...
When we make those trips to the grocery store in 2013, predictions are that our food is going to cost slightly more, especially dairy, meat and poultry products. We might ask why these products may cost more this year than last.It is a response on the part of farmers to very high production costs, so they are cutting back on production. When that happens, there is less on the market to buy and p...
It’s not just the work you do that counts. It’s the way you relate to other people you work with that often means the difference between success and failure. So says Carl F. Clayton, a professional trainer for agricultural businesses and organizations. He explains that there are four basic styles of people behavior and in order to get along, you need to realize which type everyone is and how to re...
The 2013 Young Agricultural Professionals' Leadership Experience has been set for March 22 and 23 at the Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio. The cost is $100 for a single/$150 per couple. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 15. This is a great opportunity for leadership experience, building personal and professional skills, networking with agricultural leaders and making a difference in our commu...
Our yearly Membership Campaign is approaching FAST! Get involved with an organization where members work to improve life in their communities. Become a part of the Membership team. Plan to join us at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm Jan. 26 at 8 a.m, as we come together in fellowship and fun as our Membership Campaign Kicks-Off! For more information on Farm Bureau, check us out....
As part of the fiscal cliff legislation that was passed by Congress late Tuesday night, the majority of the 2008 Farm Bill will be extended through September 30 of this year. Many Ag groups have voiced their displeasure with this “band-aid” approach to farm law, but Doug Tenney of Leist Mercantile says the extension is certainly better than nothing. Read the article from Ohio's Country Journal....
Due to the hurry-up, frantic, not-enough-hours-in-the-day lifestyles most of us lead, we seldom get to slow down even for the really important things in life. The following are some special thoughts in capsule form for you to think about today instead of overdue bills, everything that needs fixing, the sick kid and cow, the house that needs cleaning or the pile of laundry that has to be washed....
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
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- Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
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