Do You Think It’s Possible That Spring Will Actually Arrive? by Kathy Smith

Do you think it’s possible that spring will actually arrive this year?  Did it get frozen along with all of us during our record setting cold February? Spring 2015 is probably the most anticipated spring ever— not only here in…

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Multi-County Farm Bureau Water Quality/Nutrient Management Meeting

Please join our speaker, Tony Seegers, Director of State Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, on Monday, March 30, 2015.  See attached for time and place and remember to RSVP by March 25th to the Orwell office, 440-437-8700. Attachments 2015_Ash,_Cuy,Gea.,Lake_Water_Quality-without_back_2.pdf

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Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake County Farm Bureau Agritourism Bill Review

Join us for the Agritourism Bill Review and Feedback Session Monday, March 2, 2015, featuring speaker Brandon Kern, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.  See attached for time and location, and please be sure to RSVP by Feb. 25. Attachments 2015_Lake,Gea.,Ash_._Agritourism_2.pdf

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It’s Cabin Fever, by Kathy Smith

There’s a terrible disease going around right now. No, it’s not the cough, colds or flu that everyone seems to have. No, it’s worse—it’s cabin fever!  This dreaded sickness shows up about this time every year in northeastern Ohio and…

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Ashtabula County Membership Kickoff Feb. 7

Join Ashtabula & Lake County Farm Bureaus as we kick-off our membership campaigns for 2015. Meet your county board trustees, hear about our upcoming programs and receive more details on some of your member benefits! By being a Farm Bureau…

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What to do about CAUV

To learn more about the CAUV program, check out this resource from Ohio Farm Bureau.

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Small Farm ‘Winter Sports’

My husband calls them “winter sports.” But if the images of gliding down a picturesque slope on skis or cross-country skiing with every twig and tree branch covered in snow; or beautiful, graceful iceskaters doing long glides and jumps or…

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The 12 Days of Christmas

Most of you are probably in a panic because Christmas is only a day or so away. There are never enough hours in the day at this time of year.  Listening to Christmas music is one of my favorite ways…

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What Are You Thankful For? by Kathy Smith

What are you thankful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2014? High on my list is the fact that our country conducted an important mid-term election on November 4 of this year and there wasn’t a tank in sight. There were…

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Most Farmers I Know Are Workaholics, by Kathy Smith

Most farmers I know are workaholics. Of course anyone who works for themselves really has to be. When you are self-employed, everything and there’s no two ways about it—everything— depends on you getting the job done no matter what it…

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