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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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….

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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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Northeast Ohio chefs, from left, Ron Quaranta, Jr., Kenneth Haidaris, Salvatore Coppola, Vernon Cesta, Nick  Frankos, Leo DelGarbino

Cooking Up Collaboration

How sitting down to a meal can support the local community.

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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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Trumbull County Farm Bureau to Kick-Off Learning Series

Thursday, May 15, Trumbull County Farm Bureau and the League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will host the event “Farmed and Confused: The GMO and non-GMO Discussion.”  The event will consist of a panel of local farmers and experts…

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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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