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2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum to be held Dec. 10

Published Nov. 11, 2014

The second annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will be held Dec. 10 in Columbus and will focus on how Ohioans can effectively engage and improve their local communities. The event brings together members of farm and food organizations, civic groups, business, government and other sectors for a day-long event that features four themes: leadership development, community development, technolog...

New Agriculture Management Program to be Presented Oct. 8

Published Sep. 26, 2014

New Agriculture Management Program to be presented at the Ag/Local Food Sector with RCDG meeting Wednesday Oct. 8, from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Ave., Mansfield.   This meeting will feature a short presentation from Jim Hull, Dean of Health Sciences with North Central State College. NCSC will be offering a new Agriculture Management Certificate Program beginning i...

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Scott Shearer (photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky)

Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 4

Published Aug. 18, 2014

Join your friends for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship as we celebrate our organization’s successes at the 2014 Richland County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. You are officially invited to the Richland County Annual Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 4. We will welcome Dr. Scott Shearer, head of the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. All Farm Bureau members are welcome and ...

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Chef Greg Brandes

Aug. 23 Farm to Plate with Greg Brandes

Published Aug. 18, 2014

On Aug. 23 the fourth Farm to Plate demonstration will be held at the Shelby Farmers’ Market. The chef of the day will be Chef Greg Brandes, Director of Nutrition and Food Services at OhioHealth MedCentral for both Mansfield and Shelby campuses. Chef Greg is 44 years old. He was born in the Cleveland area but was raised here in the Lexington area. He actually started to be a performance artist on ...

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FSA to hold county elections

Published Jul. 29, 2014

The Richland County Farm Service Agency is looking for individuals interested in serving on the Richland County Committee. This year LAA-1 will be having an election. LAA-1 is comprised of the following townships: Perry, Jefferson, Worthington, Washington, and Troy. Committee members make decisions on applications for federal farm programs and disaster payments. They play a vital role in helping l...

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You can help our FAIR be a success!

Published Jul. 29, 2014

The fair is fast approaching! 1. WE are volunteering in the cafeteria TUESDAY (Aug. 5) from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. We will be working in the air-conditioned kitchen. All food services in the cafeteria are provided by volunteer labor and all profits made in the cafeteria remain on the fairgrounds for improvements. Your donated time, labor & help in the cafeteria are greatly appreciated. We need 8-10 pe...

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Chef Michael Morton

Aug. 2 Farm to Plate with Chef Michael Morton

Published Jul. 24, 2014

The August 2, 2014 session of the “Farm to Plate" cooking demonstration will feature guest chef - Chef Michael Morton of the brown Derby Roadhouse and Ontario Event Center. This program is to help in the understanding of where food comes from and how to use fresh produce and ingredients through chef demonstrations. Chef Michael Morton considers the Mansfield area to be his hometown. He was born el...

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Past fair fun

Richland Farm Bureau seeking Fair Interns

Published Jul. 21, 2014

Richland County Farm Bureau is looking to hire one to three (1-3) Fair Ambassador Interns for the 2014 Richland County Fair. This paid position will require an Ambassador to set up the displays, work scheduled days of the fair from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and help tear down displays and activities. Total hours worked will not be in excess of fifty (50) hours over the nine (9) day period beginning August...

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Farm to Plate - Featured farmer June 28

Published Jun. 27, 2014

This week's featured farmer at the market is David Ernst. He likes to stay in the background, but we have pulled him out because without his efforts and cooperation, we wouldn’t have had all the wonderful items for our chefs to cook!  David is 5th generation farmer and runs a certified organic mixed vegetable farm on a portion of his family's farm in Shelby. He is the market manager at the Shelby ...

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June 28 Farm to Plate with Chef Rob Fighter

Published Jun. 27, 2014

Chef Rob Fighter began his cooking career in Mansfield where he rose up quickly through the ranks at several local establishments before moving to Columbus shortly after high school. After further developing his skills at several prominent hotels and restaurants Rob moved South to Orlando where he began his journey through several properties with Hyatt Hotels. Following a formal Executive Chef's a...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Tim Hicks

Mailing Address:
1495 W. Longview Ave. Suite 203
Mansfield, OH 44906

Phone:
419-747-7488

Email:
richland@ofbf.org

Office Hours:
Mon. through Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dues:
$65 per year for a family membership

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