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Jackson County’s Ron Bjork inducted into Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame

Jackson County’s Ron Bjork inducted into Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame Ron Bjork, president of Jackson County Farm Bureau, was inducted into the Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame by OFB President Barry Bushue and OFB Executive Vice President Dave Dillon during the 82nd OFB Annual Meeting in Gleneden Beach, Dec. 10-11, 2014. The […]

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Hay King Contest

Hay King Contest/Educational Program/Trade Show November 14 & 15, 2014 Jackson Co. Expo Mace Building, Central Point   2 ODA Continuing Education Credits for 1st part of Friday’s program     Hello all,   Please don’t miss this program. It is full of educational opportunities, trade show, and food. The Hay King Contest is an […]

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USDA: Honeybee health

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production. “The future of America’s food supply depends on honey bees, and this effort is […]

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County Farm Bureau members held their annual meeting

County Farm Bureau members held their annual meeting

Jackson at the Black Bear restaurant in Medford on October 21. President Ron Bjork briefly recapped events and memorable moments of the Farm Bureau since their last annual meeting in 2013. Always an item of business during annual meetings is the election of officers for the coming year. Ron Bjork was again nominated and elected […]

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Farmers invited to Cultivating Effective Communication Skills Conf., 12/9

Farmers invited to Cultivating Effective Communication Skills Conf., 12/9   All farmers and ranchers are invited to attend the Cultivating Effective Communication Skills conference on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach (near Lincoln City). The event is presented by the Oregon Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and is open […]

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Farm Bureau keeps pushing for tax reform

Farm Bureau keeps pushing for tax reform   Since the beginning of the year, Farm Bureau has fought for tax reform at the national level after many temporary tax provisions important to agriculture expired at the end of 2013. In September, the House passed H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, on a 253 to […]

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Kids learn about ag with My American Farm App

Kids learn about ag with My American Farm App   The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.   The new version of the app, […]

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Easy raised beds

    Last year I built five raised beds for my garden. I have gotten tired of tilling and more importantly, tired of bending all the way to the ground. As my age goes up, my flexibility goes down. Funny how that happens. The first two I built were 3 x 12″ lumber and they […]

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Oregon’s new ag mag

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announces the premiere issue of a new magazine, Growing Oregon: A guide to the state’s agriculture, food and markets with the publication targeting potential buyers of the state’s products. The magazine provides a comprehensive look at Oregon farmers, ranchers, and fishermen as well as food processing. The publication also pairs with a website that provides a digital […]

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Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos through 9/15

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos through 9/15   Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2015 Oregon’s Bounty calendar through September 15 . The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the commodities, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, or […]

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