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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Ohio FFA Camp Muskinghum

Please refer to the attached brochure for details about the Carrollton, Ohio high school conference from June 20-23, 2014.  Attachments Camp_Muskingham2.pdf

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Our Favorite Things About Spring

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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Lake County Scholarship Applications now available

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

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Animal Disease Traceability Workshop

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

Conversations about how food is produced are happening. But the voices of farmers have been less representative in the conversation about food production. Engaging in conversation about food production will help farmers understand what consumers want to know and will…

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