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Multi-County Membership Kick-Off

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Recently the Athens-Meigs Farm Bureau participated in the Multi-County Membership Kick-Off in Jackson.  This is one of the biggest events held each year.  All counties in Organization Director Kim Harless' Region-Athens-Meigs, Gallia, Jackson-Vinton, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto County membership workers come together to gear up for the current membership campaign.  The members were also able to vis...


General Motors Discount

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau members can receive $500 "Bonus Cash" toward the purchase or lease of new 2013, 2014 and 2015 Buick, Chevrolet and GMC models.  This Farm Bureau member advantage is offered for vehicles purchased or leased at participating dealerships through Farm Bureau’s—GM Bonus Cash program. Eligible GM models are : Buick Enclave, Encore, LaCross, Regal and Verano. Chevrolet  Camaro, Colorado,...


Accidental Death & Specific Loss Insurance

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Did you know that with your Farm Bureau Membership, you received a limited Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy?  Special Risks Accident Coverage - Farm Bureau members automatically receive a limited accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy. Maintain maximum benefits by renewing your membership before your expiration date. Your policy starts at $1000 when you join Farm Bureau.  For...


Bright elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board

Published Jan. 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) -- Karin Bright of Athens has been elected District 22 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She takes the unexpired term of Joyce Payne of Waterloo, who retired after eight years on the board. Bright’s election took place during the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, held Dec. 10-12 in Columbus. Bright will help govern Ohio’s largest and most inclusive fa...


Kelly and Michelle Abfall represented Ohio in the Young Farmers Competition

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Athens County's own Kelly and Michelle Abfall have made all of Ohio Proud!!  They competed in and won the 2014 Ohio Outstanding Young Farmers Competition.  With this win in their pockets, they advanced on to represent Ohio in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Competition held by the American Farm Bureau Federation at their Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif.  We are very proud of the accomplishments ...


County Gain and Farmer Gain Acheived!

Published Nov. 17, 2014

Congratulations to the Athens County Farm Bureau Board Trustees for achieving Gain and Active Gain for their county! Also a BIG thank you to our Nationwide Agents for their support!! This is a wonderful group of volunteers to work with!! They do many great things for YOUR county! If you see them out and about let them know you appreciate it!!...


CAUV Webinar June 19

Published Jun. 9, 2014

Do you have questions about CAUV?  Leah Curtis, Director of agricultural Law for Ohio Farm Bureau will be available to answer any questions you may have.  This webinar will take place on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Federal Hocking starting at 5:30 p.m.  ...


Jackie O's Brewery

Published Jun. 5, 2014

Jackie O's Brewery has a 22 acre farm located about 10 miles from the brewery, bought 3.5 years ago. Last year we grew on acre, now have 10 acres of cultivated land & still growing. We use no GMO seeds nor any spray of any kind. Organic with out the certification. We grow a wide variety of vegetables everything from asparagus to zucchini. We have 10x100 raspberry patch, hops, quince, peach &am...


Something Tasty from the Farm Bureau Office!

Published Jun. 5, 2014

Want something different than the boring old pasta salad?  Try this recipe from County Office Administrator Sheila Kilgour! 1 box linguine, noodles broken in half 1 small bottle zesty Italian dressing 1/2 bottle McCormick's Salad Supreme 3-4 small green onions chopped 2 cucumbers chopped 2 tomatoes chopped Cook linguine, and let cool completely.  Mix in rest of ingredients and enjoy!...


Farm Bureau holds Public Policy Breakfast

Published Jun. 5, 2014

Recently the Athens County Farm Bureau hosted their public policy meeting at the First Christian Church in Athens.  At this meeting many of Athens County Office Holders attended to speak their mind about local, state, and national policies that they would like the Farm Bureau to work on.  After this meeting, the public policy committee will compile policies to then be sent on to the Ohio Farm Bure...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Kim Harless

Mailing Address:
231 Broadway Street
Jackson, OH 45640




Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$80 per year for a family membership

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