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President's Comments - Courtney Kiper

Published Nov. 1, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook
Kelsey Erwin and Kirsten Osborne are pictured here with their “I Care About Ohio Livestock” t-shirts.

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well this harvest season. It is the time, the weather is changing and the leaves are coming down, and soon the holiday season will be upon us. 

It was great to see so many of you at the Hardin County Fair this year! The week was full of great Jr. Fair shows and exhibits. Our Farm Bureau T-shirt project was a huge success again this year. We gave over 500 sponsored t-shirts (see below) to all of the Jr. Fair livestock exhibitors with a message that shows our support and how we care about our livestock. 

I hope everyone had a chance to stop by the Farm Bureau booth this year in the Merchant’s Building.  We gave away yard sticks and note pads and had a corn box for our young “future” farmers to play in.  We had quite a few kids come back again and again to play the free games and play in the corn. It did help that the weather was wonderful all week. I just want to thank everyone that worked in our booth. We truly appreciate the time you give volunteering for our organization.

I ask everyone to be aware of farm machinery out on the roads and to be extra careful while driving now and when winter arrives.   One project we have been working on to help promote safety on our roadways  is our “Caution...Farm Machinery” sign project.  We will be placing 30 signs throughout the county.  If you are interested in helping defray the cost of this project you can consider donating $30 to cover the cost of a sign. You can call the office for more details at 877-447-3091.  

Let’s also keep our legislators in mind this fall as they work toward the 2013 Farm Bill.    Don’t be afraid to stay in touch with our legislators on a local, state and national level.  If they don’t hear from you and your concerns they will not know how to help.

I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.Sincerely,

Courtney Kiper

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