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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...

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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