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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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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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Farm to Plate dates set for 2014

Published May. 8, 2014

Thinking about fresh summer foods? The Hazelgrove Community Council is! It has set dates and is rounding up the chefs for round two of @RichlandCountyFarmToPlate! 2014 Saturday dates: June 28 - Chef Rob Fighter, R.S. Hanline and Shelby Country Club July 19 - Chef Ed Pickens, Cafe on Main Aug. 2 - Chef Michael Morton, Ontario Event Center, Brown Derby Roadhouse  Aug. 23 - Chef Greg Brandes, OhioHea...

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Summer Leadership Camp is June 20-23

Published May. 6, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau will again be partnering with Ohio FFA to hold the Ohio Leadership Camp. It will be held June 20-23 at Ohio FFA Camp in Carrollton. The cost is $140 per camper. Ohio Leadership camp allows students to build their leadership skills, participate in team bonding tasks and create friendships with other youth from across Ohio.   Campers must be high school students for the upcoming sch...

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Bellville Street Fair Tagging Date Set - July 13

Published May. 6, 2014

There will be some changes at the 2014 Bellville Street Fair with livestock entries. The livestock directors of the fair board are trying very hard to get the word out. They know that change is difficult, but they are hopeful that by sharing the information early the pain of change will be easier for everyone. Attached are  the Livestock Rules, Classes, and Livestock Entry Form. Please print, make...

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The new Shelby High cafeteria was filled most of the morning!

Farmers Share Breakfast set records!

Published Mar. 19, 2014

To All Participants of the Farmer’s Share Breakfast held at the Shelby High School on February 22, On behalf of the Farm Bureau Board, the Farmer’s Share Breakfast committee and myself, I would like to personally take this time to thank you for your help and participation that made this year’s Farmer’s Share Breakfast a HUGE success.   It was through all these great efforts that we were able to ra...

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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...

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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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