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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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 Muskingham

Please refer to the attached brochure for details about the Carrollton, Ohio high school conference from June 20-23, 2014.  Attachments Camp_Muskingham1.pdf

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Geauga County Farm Bureau Hosts CAUV Update April 17, 2014

Join the Geauga County Farm Bureau and Geauga County Auditor, Frank Gliha, for a presentation about the recent changes in the CAUV program.  The meeting is Thursday, April 17th at the Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Rd., Burton, OH  44021 at…

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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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