Spring in the Season of the Optimist, by Kathy Smith

Spring is the season of the optimist and how could it not be?  My Lenten Rose produced one beautiful bloom in the snow, I hear birds singing in the morning now and yesterday I found the very first crocuses for…

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Conversation with EASE(Engage,Acknowledge,Share, Earn Trust) Training

The Northeast Counties Farm Bureau cordially invites you to attend its upcoming Conversation with EASE training program, which will be held March 21, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 103 1/2 Maple St. (St. Rt. 45,) Orwell….

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2013 Presidents’ Trip to Washington, D.C.

On March 4-6 our northeast counties presidents made their education and lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., with Congressional visits. The five county presidents in attendance were Ashtabula, Nathan L’Amoreaux; Geauga, Brenda Hastings; Lake, Eric Cotton; Mahoning, Brenda Markley; and Trumbull, Mark…

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OFBF Case IH Discount Program Expands

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Case IH Tractor and Equipment Incentive Program for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members has been expanded and made easier to use. The program gives eligible Farm Bureau members discounts from $300 to $500…

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Animals for Life Summit Registration

As of today we have 67 adults and 6 youth registered to attend The Summit. Early registration fee of $69/person is good until March 6. After that, it goes up to $89. Student rate of $25/person applies to high school students…

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Ag Column for Farm Bureau by Kathy Smith

Even though our local rural area is probably one of the best places in the world to raise a family, we still have some problems.  One of the most frustrating for both sides seems to be the generation gap. For example,…

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Online CAUV meeting Feb. 27

Landowners enrolled in Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.What’s the cause? How is this determined? What can you do about it? — There are a…

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Online CAUV meeting Feb. 27

Landowners enrolled in Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.What’s the cause? How is this determined? What can you do about it? — There are a…

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Geauga County Membership Campaign Check-ins

Our 2013 Membership Campaign is off to a great start!  Our goal is to sign 30 new members, active or associate, by March 31.  Stop in to Coffee Corners in Burton, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. to drop off your memberships…

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Wildmans Bring Transparency To Swine Industry

SOUTH SOLON, Ohio — A big change is taking place at the Wildman family swine farm, Standing Oaks Enterprises, in southwestern Ohio. Chuck Wildman and his wife, Carol, and their adult children are in the process of converting the farrowing…

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