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Have you ever heard of a “farm Christmas”? If you are over about 60, you may have celebrated a farm Christmas when you were younger. Do you remember going to the woods to look for a tree or tree top…

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YAP Winter Leadership Conference deadline is Dec. 13

*Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Experience is an opportunity to build personal and professional skills, network with agricultural leaders, and learn to make a difference in your community, Farm Bureau and agriculture. We have an agenda with 13 workshops for you…

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What We Are Thankful For, by John Parker

           Thanksgiving Day will soon be here.  You probably don’t need to be reminded of that because many families have been busy getting ready for this day.  Some will be traveling a distance to be with others while many have…

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We Have So Much to be Grateful For, by Kathy Smith

We have so much to be grateful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2013. I read somewhere recently that if you’re not cold or hungry, then you are blessed. Isn’t that what we as humans usually do—take all the basic necessities…

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Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum Dec. 4

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | 8:00 am – 05:30 pm LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 The inaugural Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency…

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Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Local Policies, by John Parker

This fall at their annual meeting, the local Farm Bureau membership voted on their local, state and national policies.  Suggestions for these policies came from several different sources that broadly represent agricultural and related interests and issues. The local Farm…

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It’s Really Never Too Late to Learn Something New, by Kathy Smith

  It’s really never too late to learn something new. Do you believe that? And more importantly, do you actually practice it? We tend to think of education as going to school, sitting in a classroom or doing homework. But…

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It’s Officially Autumn, by Kathy Smith

It’s officially autumn all you lovers of cooler weather, beautiful red and yellow leaves, and apple cider. And with the arrival of fall comes a whole different range of activities instead of our summer favorites like swimming, eating watermelon and…

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You Can Be Replaced…….But Not In Your Family Life, by Kathy Smith

All of us have known someone who has worked so hard and is so good at his or her job that fellow workers just can’t imagine how they could possibly be replaced. These are the people that can be counted…

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What An Amazing Tool The Cell Phone Is, by Kathy Smith

Are you one of those people who didn’t have a cell phone five years ago and now can’t imagine life without it? My husband is one of those. Our son kept telling him how convenient they were and how many…

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