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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Trumbull County Farm Bureau to Sponsor Oil & Gas Pipeline Easement Meeting

ORWELL, Ohio – Oil and gas companies have been purchasing oil and gas drilling permits throughout Trumbull County and many landowners are not certain how the oil and gas will be transported. Trumbull County Farm Bureau will sponsor an informational…

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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…

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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. – 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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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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Community Council Notes

Our council is called Phalanx Mills and meets in Braceville in Trumbull County. On Feb. 12, we had 7 present.   Meeting Notes: We showed everyone /gave copies of the new guide from Farm Bureau.  Then we discussed agricultural education…

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