Vintage Ohio Fri, August 1, 1pm-Sat, August 2, 10pm

Lake County Farm Park, Kirtland, OH, United States (map).  Enjoy wine tasting, music and a variety of food vendors, presented by Ohio Wine Producers Association. Visit with county Farm Bureau member volunteers to learn more about local farmers and Ohio…

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It’s July and How is Your Garden Doing?, by Kathy Smith

It’s July and how is your garden doing? Normally at this time of year most people are complaining about having to water their gardens, but the folks I’ve been talking to lately say theirs are under water. Have we even…

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Lake County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social July 14

Lake County Farm Bureau is holding its annual Ice Cream Social/Picnic Monday, July 14, 2014, at Lake County Metroparks,11211 Spear Rd., Concord (Woods Nature Center) at 6 p.m.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share; grilled hot dogs…

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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. Borlaug, who…

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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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