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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Local Fruit and Grape Growers Hoping for a Good Crop This Fall, by John Parker

Prospects look good for an abundant apple and other fruit crops in this area, according to local fruit growers. “Even with the sharp, cold nights of last week, we should be in good shape and are planning for an abundant…

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Are You a Former 4-H Member? by Kathy Smith

Are you a former 4-H member? Can you remember making your first tea towel or apron for the sewing project or do you remember the name of your first registered calf for 4-H? Did you have an electrical or woodworking…

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Nutrient Management/Water quality Webinar

 DATE:  April 24, 2013 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. LOCATION:  Online (Ohio Farm Bureau members only) Agricultural nutrient management and water quality is an issue that has been receiving a lot of attention. Recent water quality challenges have placed…

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Spring is 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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