Local Farm Bill Briefings

Details about the Farm Bill have been long anticipated by the agricultural community.  In an effort to keep our members informed, Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Farm Credit, OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency to conduct three Farm…

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Vintage Ohio Fri, August 1, 1pm-Sat, August 2, 10pm

Lake County Farm Park, Kirtland, OH, United States (map).  Enjoy wine tasting, music and a variety of food vendors, presented by Ohio Wine Producers Association. Visit with county Farm Bureau member volunteers to learn more about local farmers and Ohio…

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It’s July and How is Your Garden Doing?, by Kathy Smith

It’s July and how is your garden doing? Normally at this time of year most people are complaining about having to water their gardens, but the folks I’ve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even…

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Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social July 21

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau is holding its annual Ice Cream Social July 21, 2014, at 6 p.m., at the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club, 4026 U.S. Highway 322, Wayne, Ohio 44093.  Please RSVP to the Farm Bureau office at:  800-410-4613 by July 14.  Mark…

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Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Project

  Follow the link below to read more about the Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Project and if interested, how you can get involved.   http://www.starbeacon.com/neighborhood/x1396879035/Ashtabula-County-dedicated-quilters-preserving-the-history-of-our-barns

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The Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Barn Quilt design.

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Barn Quilt

Lynn Frank, an Ashtabula County Farm Bureau board trustee, has been busy working with the Barn Quilts Ashtabula County project and has just shared the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Barn Quilt.  There is an interesting story attached to our Barn…

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Favorite Summer Smells, by Kathy Smith

There are lots of wonderful things about summer. After our extremely cold, never-ending winter, the warmer temperatures are number one for most of us. But there are also many special smells that are unique to summer. Here are some of…

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Bee Losses, by John Parker

              We don’t particularly like them if they are buzzing around us when we are doing yard work or out in the field where they may be busy gathering pollen.  But those bees are essential to our food supply…

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Famous Plant Scientist, Dr. Borlaug, by John Parker

              Since we are in the heart of the local planting season, it is appropriate to recognize a famous plant scientist, Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose plant research has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide.  Dr….

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Why Not Try To Do Our Part To Increase Food Availability, by Kathy Smith

A recent article in the “National Geographic” magazine says that we have to produce enough food for 9 billion people by 2050. The team of scientists led by Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University…

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