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Get Ready for FRESH Local Foods!

Published Feb. 14, 2014

I can't wait for this winter to end and to be able to eat garden fresh foods again! To get you ready there are several great programs coming up in the next month or so. Local programs hosted by NECIC and/or our Raising Richland garden network partners: * Feb. 20:  Growing Raspberries and Blackberries with IPM - View Extension Webinar at NECIC * Feb. 25:  Kick Off Your Garden Season with Seed Start...

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Grow and Know Event April 5

Published Feb. 14, 2014

Join Farm Bureau for a unique dining experience at Flying Horse Farms, a camp that provides magical, transforming experiences for children with serious illnesses. Located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, Flying Horse Farms serves hundreds of children and families each year - free of charge. Morrow County Farm Bureau, in collaboration with Delaware and Richland County Farm Bureaus, are your hosts for an...

Safety Meeting set for March 28

Published Feb. 13, 2014

The Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland County Farm Bureaus will hold the annual Safety Meeting Friday, March 28. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with presentations to begin at 9 a.m.and finish by 11 a.m. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 235, Richland County Longview Center, 1495 West Longview Ave. Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Alyssa Fedor will share her personal experience with farm a...

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Be a Member, Sign a Member

Published Feb. 13, 2014

We recently kicked off our 45 day membership campaign and we’d like your help in making this year a success. Our goal is to secure 42 new farmer members by March 6. The more people we have talking to their friends and neighbors about joining Farm Bureau, the easier it will be to reach our goal. So why would someone consider joining Farm Bureau? The answer is truly different for everyone. Some like...

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Yum! I can't wait!

Feb. 22 Selected for Annual breakfast

Published Feb. 4, 2014

On Saturday, Feb. 22 the Richland County Farm Bureau is pleased to invite everyone to attend the annual Richland County Farm Bureau Farmers Share Breakfast. Breakfast will be served in the new Shelby High School Cafeteria from 7 to 10:30 a.m. The Richland County Farm Bureau is requesting a donation of 50˘ or more for the breakfast which includes pancakes, fresh whole hog sausage, local eggs, orang...

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Save the Date: Jan 23 for dinner at Steve's Dakota Grill!

Published Jan. 16, 2014

2013 was a very successful year for the Richland County Farm Bureau.  The local chapter received 3 excellence awards for programming Dec.5 at the OFBF Annual Meeting. Local policies and events are planned to support agriculture and improve our communities. $1430 donated to Harmony House and local food pantries from our annual Farmers’ Share Breakfast. We work with the county FFA Chapters to serve ...

What is the Soil and Water Conservation District?

Published Oct. 25, 2013

The mission of the Richland County Soil & Water Conservation District is to assist the citizens of Richland County to protect and improve the County's natural resources by providing exceptional education, planning and technical assistance. VISION Statement: To improve the quality and quantity of our County's natural resources within watersheds of Richland County by establishing a working netwo...

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Drive with reason; It's farming season!

Published Oct. 23, 2013

Harvest season is busy… busy in the fields, at the farms and on the ROADS in between. Here are some safety tips I am borrowing and expanding from OSU Extension about traveling on rural roads:  1. Be watchful! It is so easy to be distracted by our thoughts, our phones, or our families.    Farm trucks and equipment may be exiting or entering the roadways from places you don’t expect to see traffic....

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Local son returns to finish Farm to Plate on Sept. 28

Published Sep. 26, 2013

On Saturday, September 28, Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Community Council will be presenting the sixth and final demonstration for the Richland County Farm to Plate Project at the Shelby Farmers’ Market. This demonstration will feature Chef Rob Fighter who has returned back home to North Central Ohio and is currently the Corporate Personal Chef at R.S Hanline in Shelby. Chef Rob will be preparing and s...

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Keep an Eye Out for Conservation Needs During Harvest

Published Sep. 18, 2013

Make your list and sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Applications submitted by Nov. 15 will receive first priority for funding. It’s the time of year Ohio farmers hit the fields to harvest, driving over the land planted last spring. As combines remove the crop, the land hidden beneath reveals areas that may benefit from conservation treatments to improve the health of...

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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

  • Member Benefits

  • Working cooperatively on local issues
  • Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
  • Special savings from local businesses
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