Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Like farming practices, conservation has changed a lot over the years.

This week's roundup includes news from the Geauga PrimeTime and Geauga Dairymen 4-H clubs.

Ohio Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steven Maurer reminds farmers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops.

During the Sew Sew Sweet 4-H sewing club's June meeting, a member brought up her idea for her community project.

The Pymatuning Valley FFA chapter has remained busy the first month of summer.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.

Hello again, One of the greatest challenges facing U.S. farmers is marketing their production at a profit. The last couple of years, corn and soybeans...

It's the crackling of the fire, the warmth of flames, the simple comfort of the stone fireplace, which highlight our evenings, which over the years have become treasured times of comradery, friendly jokes, and memories shared.

We are bombarded with advice from all directions. It comes first from our parents and family, and then it is spoken by friends, teachers, 4-H advisers, and other adults (like Extension educators!).

Are you making sure you aren’t doing enough? Have you really embraced the vacation mindset and given yourself permission to let things go?
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