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Farm Bureau at the Fair launches: #FBattheFair

Published Jun. 27, 2014

Crawford County Farm Bureau is expanding its presence at the Crawford County Fair.  In 2014, the Whetstone Building will be revitalized to provide an interactive agricultural education area. Farm Bureau aims to reach fair guests with a positive message about agriculture in our community, state, and nation.  Fairgoers will enjoy several new activities at this year’s fair. Hands-on activities such a...


Farm Bureau shared more than Breakfast this year!

Published May. 6, 2014

In February, Crawford County Farm Bureau held its annual Farmers’ Share Breakfast. The cost of the meal represented the share of the food dollar that returns to the farmer.  The event would not have been possible without the help of the Wynford FFA. Appreciation is also extended to Wyandot Tractor, Hord Livestock, Crawford County Humane Society, and the Crawford County Cattlemens, who staffed educ...

$2000 check awarded to OSU from Crawford County Farm Bureau.

Local Farmers Work to Protect Water Quality

Published Jun. 21, 2013

Crestline – Crawford County Farm Bureau made a donation of $2,000 towards a water quality research project being conducted by the Ohio State University, OSU Ext, and the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service.  The research project will conduct edge of field water quality analysis in tile drainage and surface runoff on farms throughout the state.  Additional partners of the multi-million dollar resea...

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? opportunity for your classroom

Published Dec. 17, 2012

The recipient of the 2012 Ohio Farm Bureau Award for Children’s Literature award goes to Chris Butterworth for How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? The Story of Food. Illustrations, by Lucia Gaggiotti. The book highlights many aspects of farming and includes information on food safety and nutrition.  The book connects children to the food in their lunchboxes by showing the effort and skill needed to p...

Eddie Lou Meimer

Meimer Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board of Trustees

Published Dec. 3, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Eddie Lou Meimer of Mt. Gilead has been elected to the board of trustees of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She will serve as Northwest Women’s trustee, representing Farm Bureau members from 24 counties, and help govern the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization.  She fills the position formerly held by Judy Loudenslager of Marion, who retired from the...

Cy Prettyman

Prettyman Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board

Published Dec. 3, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent the members of District 7, which includes Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland counties.  He will help govern Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm organization.  Prettyman fills the seat formerly held by Don Ralph of Morral who retired a...

Crawford County Farm Bureau Elects Officers

Published Nov. 15, 2012

The reorganization meeting of the Crawford County Farm Bureau trustee board was held at the Baker’s Pizza Hut in Bucyrus.  President Brenda Kocher called the    meeting to order.  Officers were elected for the 2012-2013 program year.  They are Vice-President: Charles Stockmaster, Secretary: Rose Hartschuh, and Treasurer: Chuck Shumaker.  The regular meetings will be the third Tuesday of the month ...

Crawford County Farm Bureau

What IS Farm Bureau?

Published Nov. 13, 2012

Farm Bureau is organized on three levels - local, state and national.  The county (local) is the very heart and strength of the organization.  It’s here the members work together as volunteers in an effort to improve their profession.  Seeking solutions to problems which affect their social and economic well being is the reason they join this general farm organization.  The policy Farm Bureau oper...

Russ and Mendy Sellman


Published May. 8, 2012

Those interested in learning about a nearby business striving to keep aspects of food production local should read the latest issue of Our Ohio magazine. This month’s issue features Galion’s Rus-Men Farms where beef, pork and chicken are raised. The 120-acre farm, in existence since 1830, is run by Russ and Mendy Sellman and their children Jesse, Emely and Elaina.  Much of the farm’s land is rente...

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