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2013 Scholarship Application Available

Published Mar. 4, 2013

The 2013 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 on-line, or available at the Farm Bureau office,231 Broadway Street, Jackson.  For more information please call the Farm bureau office at 740-286-4598....

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Member Brock Wolford,OSU President Gordon Gee, and Oak Hill FFA Student Mikka French

Ag Day at the Capital

Published Feb. 20, 2013

Two young people from Jackson County had the chance to participate at Ag Day at the Capital in Columbus.  They spoke with State Representatives, and legislators.  They also had the honor to meet Ohio State University President Gordon Gee, and State Representative Ryan Smith.  This was a great learning experience for these young people to learn about what issues are happening in Jackson and Vinton ...

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau 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 bu...


Keeping land in agriculture through CAUV

Published Feb. 19, 2013

Paul Harrison, Ohio Farm Bureau state trustee from Fostoria, recently spoke at a county Farm Bureau membership kick-off meeting and talked about the importance of CAUV.  Harrison shared what CAUV is, gives a real-life example of tax savings and shares why Farm Bureau membership is important in protecting the CAUV program. Another reason to be a Farm Bureau member is the upcoming CAUV online meetin...


It's TAX Time! Why not let your Farm Bureau Membership save you a little $

Published Feb. 13, 2013

A great member benefit of Farm Bureau is saving money! And who doesn't love to save money? It the time of year again to start filing your income tax returns! One member benefit that some people may not know about, or may have forgotten about is that you can save $35 on your tax preparation! Just print out the coupon and take it with you when you file your taxes!...


Online CAUV meeting Feb. 27

Published Feb. 7, 2013

Landowners enrolled in Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program may have noticed their CAUV values increasing along with their taxes in recent years.What’s the cause? How is this determined? What can you do about it? -- There are a lot of questions, confusion and misconceptions surrounding the program. Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis will answer these quest...

Make the Winning Membership Shot!

Membership Campaign Kick-Off

Published Jan. 15, 2013

It's that time of year again!  The 2013 memberhsip campaign will kick-off with a Multi-County kickoff set for Thurday, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Jackson High School-- 500 Vaughn Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.  This event will be held in the commons area and begin at 6:30 p.m.  If you would like to be part of this year's membership campaign, please call our office at 1-800-777-9226....


Farm Bureau partners with Sam's Club

Published Jan. 14, 2013

Recently Sam's Club and the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau forged a partnership to give their members an added bonus for renewing their membership.  If you are a Farm Bureau member, and you renew your membership to Sam's Club or you sign up to become a member of Sam's Club, Sam's Club will give you a $10 gift card redeemable at any Sam's Club, or Walmart.  This is like getting $10 off of your membersh...

Pictured are Kim Harless,O.D., Bentley, Humane Society V.P. Diana Yates, and Communications Team Leader Melody Meldick

Farm Bureau makes donation to the Humane Society of Jackson County

Published Jan. 11, 2013

Recently the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau gave a donation to the Humane Society of Jackson County.  The board members felt it was important to remember the animals of Jackson County that don't have a family to take them home. The local Humane Society works very hard to find loving homes for the dogs, cats, and other animals in their care, that were removed from abusive or neglectful owners....

Pictured are OD Kim Harless, Board Members Brent Dixon and Jennefer Saxour, and the Vinton County Commissioners.

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Donates to Vinton County Dog Shelter

Published Dec. 14, 2012

The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau recently made a donation to the Vinton County Dog Shelter.  The board members are hopeful this money can be used to buy dog food and supplies that the shelter may need....

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