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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...

Athens Board Trustees present commissioners with locally grown and made items for National Ag Week!

Commissioners Proclaim March 23-30 as National Ag Week

Published Mar. 19, 2014

Recently the Athens County Commissioners signed a proclamation for the Athens County Farm Bureau proclaiming    March 23-30 as National Ag Week.  The Athens County Farm Bureau presented each commissioner with a basket of locally made products. ...


Drainage and Water Laws

Published Jan. 22, 2014

Water is one of the main components in a farm.  Ohio farmers struggle with water issues throughout the year, whether having too much water due to excessive rain fall and ineffective drainage or too little water due to drought or interference with moving water.  Either way, water is a necessity that is needed by all.  For more information about Drainage and Water Laws please contact the Farm Bureau...


Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV)

Published Jan. 22, 2014

If you own property and use if for farming or Agriculture, then you probably have heard about CAUV.  This program was designed to follow the farm economy; resulting in higher values in times of prosperity and lowered values if the farm economy falters.  Even as CAUV values increase; landowners typically still see a significant discount from fair market value if enrolled in the CAUV program.  To re...


Ohio's Line Fence Laws

Published Jan. 21, 2014

Did you know that there are specific laws for landowners regarding line fence laws?  Some may not know that there are laws regarding noxious weeds, removing a partition fence, or even new fences!  To read more line fence laws click here....


Ohio Dog Laws

Published Jan. 21, 2014

There are many dog laws that some of you may not be aware of. Did you know that any dog three months of age or older must be tagged?  Would you know what rights you had if someone else's dog was attacking your livestock?  The Ohio Farm Bureau has an informational pamphlet with all the dog laws that you should know as a dog owner, and a land owner!! Click here to see more dog laws for Ohio...


Worker's Comp Safety Meeting Date Set

Published Jan. 21, 2014

The Athens, Gallia, Jackson-Vinton, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike and Scioto County Farm Bureaus will be holding a worker's compensation safty meeting. When: March 26, 2014 Where: OSU Extension Office (17 Standpipe Rd, Jackson) If you participate in the OFBF/Comp Management Workers' Compensation program, your attendance at the safety seminar will meet your 2014 requirement. For questions please call the F...

OFBF Annual Meeting Delegates David and Karin Bright. New Trustee Michelle Abfall, and re-elected trustee Sandy Sanders

Athens County hold Annual Banquet

Published Nov. 4, 2013

The Athens County Farm Bureau recently held a joint Annual Banquet with the Athens County Soil and Water Conservation District.  This years meeting had a great attendance with approx 130 people.  At this meeting Farm Bureau members voted on delegates to attend the Ohio Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting in December.  Voting also took place for board trustees with Sandy Sanders being  re-elected to the b...

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