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OD Kim Harless along with CFAI Team Leader Dan Thompson present baskets to commissioners for National Ag Week

Commissioners Declare March 23-30 as National Ag Week in Vinton County

Published Mar. 20, 2014

Recently the Vinton County Commissiners signed a proclamation declaring March 23-30 as National Ag Week.  The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Board Members presented each commissioner with a basket filled with locally grown and made items....


2014 Jackson-Vinton Scholarship Applications Available

Published Feb. 4, 2014

The 2014 Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Scholarship Applications are now available to any high school senior from any Jackson or Vinton County local school. The applications are available online, or available at the Farm Bureau office, 231 Broadway Street, Jackson.  For more information please call the Farm Bureau office at 740-286-4598....


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. 22, 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. 22, 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 Bueraus will be holding a worker's compensation safty meeting. When: March 26, 2014 Where: OSU Extension Office (17 Standpipe Rd, Jackson, OH) 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...

Jackson-Vinton Membership Committee

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Kicks Off 2014 Membership Campaign

Published Jan. 14, 2014

On January 9, the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Board of Trustees as well as the membership committee attended the Multi-County Kick-Off the start their membership campaign for 2014.  This year a Member Benefits fair was held, as well as a Chinese Auction.  The Board of Trustees hopes to have a great membership year, and to obtain their goals by getting new members to join Farm Bureau....

Board Trustee Jon Hensler awarding Hannah Thompson with the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship

Scholarship Winner Announced

Published May. 29, 2013

President Shane Meldick, along with the board of trustees would like to announce the winner of the 2013 Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau $500 scholarship.  This scholarship was open to any graduating senior in Jackson or Vinton Counties.  Special consideration was taken for any student going into an agriculture focused line of study. This year Hannah Thompson from Vinton County High School was the winne...

Vinton County Commissioners

Commissioners Declare March 17-23 National Ag Week

Published Apr. 11, 2013

Recently the Vinton County Commissiners signed a proclamation declaring March 17-23 as National Ag Week.  The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Board Members presented each commissioner with a basket filled with locally grown and made items....

Jackson-Vinton Board President Shane Meldick

Meet your County Board President Shane Meldick

Published Feb. 20, 2013

About his family: Shane and his wife Melody have seven children, ages 22 to 6.About their farm: They have a seventh generation, 1,300-acre farm in Jackson County with three generations currently living there. They raise cattle, and Shane hauls grain and forest products and liquid/dry fertilizer for custom application. Interesting tidbit: Shane’s brother lives in the original farmhouse that was bui...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Kim Harless

Mailing Address:
231 Broadway Street
Jackson, OH 45640




Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$80 per year for a family membership

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