The Valley Classics

Please use this link to view the article from Our Ohio Magazine about the Valley Chefs and Farm Bureau. http://ourohio.org/food/tips-and-trends/1138/cooking-up-collaboration

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What Has Happened to Common Sense, by Kathy Smith

The extreme lack of common sense in everyday life has me ready to scream! I’m talking about the people who move to the country, build a beautiful house next to a farm and then have the nerve to try to…

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Great Dairy Herds, by John Parker

If you read David Marrison’s column about the awards given at the recent Dairy Banquet, you should have been impressed by the accomplishments of local dairy farmers. When we have top dairy herds in the state locally, that says we…

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Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum

Please refer to the attached brochure for details about the Carrollton, Ohio high school conference from June 20-23, 2014.  Attachments Camp_Muskingham.pdf

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Our Favorite Things About Spring, by Kathy Smith

Nearly everyone I talk to lately is tired of winter. Our record-breaking cold temperatures and about 70 consecutive days with snow on the ground has even the eternal optimists saying “Enough.”  So to put us all in a better mood, we’re…

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Ashtabula County Scholarship Applications now available

Scholarship applications are now available for Ashtabula County students.  All criteria is here on the link.  Please contact the office if you have any questions. Attachments ASHTABULA_COUNTY_SCHOLARSHIP_FORM_2014.pdf

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Animal Disease Traceability Workship

OSU Extension, the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association and the Ashtabula County Dairy Service Unit Board of Directors would like to invite livestock producers to an “Animal Disease Traceability” Workshop on March 13, 2014 at the Ashtabula County Extension office. This…

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Conversation With EASE Training-3 Sessions

Talk is not cheap. Conversation is a powerful tool. It can change opinions. It can enlighten. Conversations about how food is produced are happening. But the voices of farmers have been less representative in the conversation about food production. Engaging…

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It Should Be Called the Consumer Bill

It should be called the “Consumer Bill” rather than the Farm Bill that it is usually called.  Why?  Because it benefits all consumers as much, and in some ways more, than it benefits farmers. When “farm bills” were originally established…

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An Old Farmer’s Advice, by Kathy Smith

While cleaning out the dump truck a few months ago, you know the two hour project yielding everything from the gloves my husband had me looking for, to bale strings, coffee cups, Bloomfield sale receipts, tools, straps to tie down…

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