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Farm Bureau Celebrates Centennial

20 Oct , 2019  

Richland County Farm Bureau recently celebrated the Farm Bureau Centennial at the Annual Meeting held at the Ontario Event Center. Seventy-one members and special guests enjoyed a buffet dinner. President Luke Wittmer thanked the 15 dinner sponsors for their continued support of Farm Bureau. The OFBF Centennial video started things off after dinner. Wittmer then introduced the guest speakers, Norman Jones and Kip Curtis, who spoke about the OSU-Mansfield microfarm project and Gro-Op (urban farm support). Read More

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Mansfield’s Hulit Serving on Ohio Farm Bureau Committee

15 Sep , 2019  

Dale Hulit of Mansfield is now serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau’s delegates during the state annual meeting in December. Read More

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Mansfield’s North End To Be Transformed By Urban Farming

26 Jul , 2019  

To many, the phrase may seem like an oxymoron--farms most typically dot the rural landscape, far removed from the concrete and asphalt of the city. However, residents of Mansfield’s North End will soon see their community beautified—and invigorated—by the creation of an urban farm, in perhaps one of the city’s most surprising and unlikely locations. Back in 2017, NECIC updated its “North End Community Economic Development Plan,” in which, according to United States Department of Agriculture guidelines, the North End was identified as a “fresh food desert.” Read More

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Manure And You

18 Jul , 2019  

Bet you haven’t seen that headline on a news story before, have you? Actually, it’s the name of a workshop hosted on Tuesday, August 20 by the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District and others. It promises to be a complete look at all aspects of manure and fertilizer, from testing to its application in a variety of agricultural uses. Read More

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Farm Bureau Sets Safety Meeting, Annual Meeting Dates

20 Aug , 2018  

The Richland County Farm Bureau is joining with its counterpart in Crawford County in hosting a regional safety meeting this Saturday the Sunrise Cooperative facility near Crestline. The two-hour session includes a grain bin safety session and extraction demonstration and Stop the Bleed with stations focusing how to control blood loss in emergency situations. A limited number of tourniquet kits will be given away and as well as a drawing for a grain bin rescue tube to be presented to one area fire department. Read More

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Community Leaders and Public Invited to Food System Workshop

4 Jun , 2018  

It’s spring at The Ohio State University at Mansfield Microfarm. The high tunnels are overflowing with lettuce, spinach and swiss chard. Now, as spring turns into summer, it’s time to take the growth of the microfarm out farther into the local community. A community workshop called “Aggregating Produce, Sharing Profits” will be held in Ovalwood Hall at Ohio State Mansfield on June 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The public is invited along with community leaders. Read More

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Agricultural Easement Funding Announced; Richland County Included

25 Nov , 2017  

This week, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced that eight land trusts, four counties, one township and ten Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. Richland County is among 20 counties becoming eligible for funding through the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Read More

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You Can Help Farm Bureau Develop Policy

30 May , 2017  

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Richland County Farm Bureau policy development meeting on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:00 AM in the Reed’s Room at Ed Pickens’ Café on Main. A hot breakfast will be served at 7:15 AM. Policy development is one of the most important activities that the Richland County Farm Bureau conducts each year. Read More

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County Water Quality Grants Available

1 Mar , 2017  

Have an idea on how to improve the water quality in your community? Share your idea with the Richland County Farm Bureau so it can apply for a water quality grant. The Ohio Farm Bureau is offering $150,000 in county water quality grants as part of its comprehensive Water Quality Action Plan. In order to receive a grant, a local match contribution (cash or in-kind) to the project equal to at least 100 percent of the amount requested in OFBF funds must be arranged. At least 50 percent of the matching funds must come from project partners outside of Farm Bureau. Read More

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Agriculture Fertilizer Certification Meeting Set

12 Jan , 2017  

With the passage of Senate Bill 150 in 2014, Ohio became the first state to require anybody who applies commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres for agricultural purposes to be certified no later than Sept. 30, 2017. Applying fertilizer without certification could result in fines and/or misdemeanor charges. A Certification Meeting will be held on February 7 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Richland County Longview Center 1495 West Longview Ave. in Mansfield. Read More

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