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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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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Strawberries & Cream Festival July 20

The Trumbull County Annual Strawberries & Cream Festival has been set for Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Trumbull County Ag & Family Education Center, 520 W. Main Street in Cortland, beginning at 6:30 pm. Come hungry; dinner is provided along…

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Annual Meeting Aug. 8

The 2013 Trumbull County Annual Meeting has been set for Thursday, Aug.8 at Vernon’s Cafe. A reception starts at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Adam Sharp, vice president of public policy with the Ohio…

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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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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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