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Weilnau Re-elected Farm Bureau Vice President, Trustee

Published Dec. 2, 2011

Sparky Weilnau of Milan has been elected first vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the second highest elected office in the state’s largest general farm organization. He also was re-elected trustee for District 3 and will continue to represent members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties. Weilnau served as first vice president from 2004 – 2006, then was re-elected to t...

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Erie County Delegates Attend Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

Published Dec. 1, 2011

The 93rd annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is underway at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Working and Growing Together.”  Denny Weilnau, John Wallrabenstein and Duane Stotz were elected as delegates to represent Erie county at the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for 342 delegates elected by their county Farm Bureaus to establi...

GM Offers Rebate to Farm Bureau Members

Published Oct. 3, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau members can now receive a $500 discount on each qualifying 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease. This Farm Bureau member exclusive is offered for vehicles purchased or leased through Farm Bureau’s—GM Private Offer at a participating GM dealership. Twenty-six GM models are part of the program, including the Chevrolet Silverado HD, honored a...

Erie County Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting Sept. 7

Published Aug. 15, 2011

The Erie County Farm Bureau will be holding its Annual Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.  It will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 2712 W. Mason Rd., Milan.  A buffet dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow.  Mike Amstutz, author of “Collectable Recipe Boxes and Tins”, will be the speaker.  Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased prior to...

Attend a Livestock Care Informational Session

Published Aug. 10, 2011

Farmers, veterinarians and livestock haulers are encouraged to attend one of five informational sessions to be held in August and September by the Ohio Department of Agriculture which will provide an overview of the state’s new livestock care standards.  The meetings are open to the public and will feature a presentation on the new livestock care standards as well as an opportunity to ask ODA staf...

Tender Shoot Farm Article in Our Ohio Magazine

Published Jul. 7, 2011

Dave Weilnau of Tender Shoot Farms in Erie County runs a thriving melon farm.  To learn more about his farm as well as get great tips and recipes for watermelons, cantaloupes and other melons read the article here....

Down on the Farm Event at Weilnau Farms - July 30

Published Jun. 22, 2011

Join us Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weilnau Farms - 13218 Schug Rd. in Milan - for a Down on the Farm Event.  Sponsored by Sparky Weilnau and the Erie County Farm Bureau, this event is open to all Erie County Farm Bureau members and will be a fun-filled, educational evening.  The farm produces popcorn, field corn, soybeans and wheat.  Enjoy great locally grown food including kettle...

Oil & Gas Leasing Educational Seminar Offered

Published May. 26, 2011

The Huron County Farm Bureau is sponsoring an Oil and Gas Leasing educational seminar on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Norwalk High School's Fisher Titus Learning Center Auditorium.  The program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Dale Arnold, Director of Energy Services from the Ohio Farm Bureau will be speaking on this important topic. All are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, contact the Hu...

Buy Local & Save Money with Coupons!

Published May. 19, 2011

If you enjoy buy local products and produce then you'll want to check out the Buying Local Directory at www.ourohio.org for valuable information and coupons.  The Buying Local Directory offers a county by county directory of small businesses that offer locally grown and locally made produce and other products.  Many of the businesses are now offering discounts to Farm Bureau members through the ne...

Enjoy Local Amusement Parks for Less this Summer!

Published May. 12, 2011

If you are looking for some great entertainment for your family this summer, be sure to check out the incredible discounts offered at attractions throughout Ohio!  As part of your membership to the Farm Bureau you can receive discounts on tickets to Cedar Point & Soak City, Kings Island, The Columbus Zoo & Zoomebezi Bay Waterpark, and Geauga Lake amusement park.  If you want to make it a m...

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