These groups are helping Ohio Farm Bureau engage consumer and farmers members in new ways where they can participate. The sites are built on shared interests, and the communities deliver value around peer-to-peer learning and fellowship. Our Ohio Gardening is open to anyone who has an interest in growing their own food. The group continues to grow with nearly 170 members, and conversation has incl...
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Gary Wilson, left; Ron Cornwell, center; and Brenda Smith all recently were recognized at the Four County Membership recognition dinner. All three have signed at least 10 new members during our membership campaign. Each will receive an emergency roadside kit and a jacket from Land’s End. Please congratulate our Ambassador winners if you see them! Last year we ended with 1,348 members and we are...
As spring planting season is upon us, we would like to make our members aware of a project that we are currently implementing throughout Hancock County on county and township roads. We have purchased 75 “Caution…Farm Machinery” signs like the one pictured here. We are working with the county engineer to get these signs distributed and placed throughout the county. As you may remember, years ago...
The Hancock County Farm Bureau has awarded the following 2013 “Betty Hildebrand” Memorial Scholarships of $700 each. The scholarship is for a student entering the field of agriculture and has been awarded to Britta Fenstermaker, Michael Tong and Jacob Biery. Fenstermaker is a graduate of Mc Comb High School as of May 25. She is planning to attend The Ohio State University, ATI in Wooster and ma...
The Hancock County Farm Bureau board of trustees voted to make a donation tof ground beef o the City Mission to help stock its freezer. A total of 314 pounds were donated. At a recent board meeting there was discussion on how Farm Bureau could help the community and raise awareness about agriculture. The meat was purchased from board member, Adam Kirian. Kiran raises freezer beef on his farm. ...
The Hancock Historical Museum has established a partnership with the farming community. An agricultural program, sponsored by Hancock County Farm Bureau and directed by Deb Wickerham, retired Findlay City Schools teacher, will be designed for the school children of the county. It will be added to the 3rd grade tours and become one of the stations for the 5th grade Hands-On History Day. An agr...
Anthony Stateler of McComb recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute. The intensive, yearlong leadership training program was launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses. Stateler works as the database coordinator for Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. in Findlay. He is a vo...
The Hancock County Farm Bureau board of trustees voted to make a donation to the City Mission of ground beef to help them stock their freezer. A total of 314 pounds were donated. At a recent board meeting members discussed how they could help the community and raise awareness about agriculture. The meat was purchased from board member, Adam Kirian. He raises freezer beef on his farm. Local meat ...
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food has been named the recipient of the 2012 Ohio Farm Bureau Award for Children’s Literature. The book connects children to the food in their lunchboxes by showing the effort and skill neede...d to produce foods such as bread, cheese, apple juice and chocolate chip cookies. This brightly illustrated book is written for ages 5-8 reading level and gra...
The Hancock County Board of Trustees meeting is the 2nd Monday of each month at the Hancock County Ag Center, 7868 County Road 140, Findlay, OH The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Items to be considered at the meeting are required to be on the agenda for discussion. Please contact the office if you have topics to be considered at least 15 days in advance. *Although we attenpt to be consistant, mee...
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