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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Agricultural Best Management Practice Cost Share Meeting Scheduled for July 24th

    Agricultural landowners interested in learning about an opportunity to receive financial assistance to install best management practices (BMPs) on their property are encouraged to attend a public meeting on July 24th at 6:00 pm at Lake Metroparks Farmpark…

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Water Quality and Milk Promotion, by John Parker

Recently I participated in a dairy meeting held by the Ohio Dairy Producers and The Ohio State University Extension Service.  Two topics were the main focus of the meeting.  One was on water quality and agriculture’s role in encouraging water…

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Water Quality and Milk Promotion, by John Parker

Recently I participated in a dairy meeting held by the Ohio Dairy Producers and The Ohio State University Extension Service.  Two topics were the main focus of the meeting.  One was on water quality and agriculture’s role in encouraging water…

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Farm Bureau offers interactive agriculture experience at the Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4. Presented…

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Believe It or Not, by Kathy Smith

Believe it or not, the farm families of Ashtabula County have been leading the country in clothing and decorating styles for years and we didn’t even know it. First of all, there is the country decorating look. This has been…

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New Animal ID Requirements Subject of Farm Bureau Webinar

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Many Ohio livestock farmers will be subject to new requirements under the animal disease traceability system, according to rules published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will host…

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The Greatest Threat to Farm Families, by Kathy Smith

If someone asked you what you thought the greatest threat to farm families was here in Ashtabula County, what would you say? Would it be the weather, drugs, alcohol, divorce, or both parents working? Or would it be financial stress,…

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