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Ohio Farm Bureau launches enhanced OurOhio.org website

Published May. 13, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) –nbsp;Ohioans looking to learn about food and farms, excel in the garden, find new recipes or great events and tours can turn to the newly redesigned OurOhio.org website. The website, originally launched by Ohio Farm Bureau in 2005, is a resource for hundreds of thousands of visitors searching for expert information on Ohio food, gardening, cooking and related events, as well...

JCCS 3rd Grade with Mary Ellen Grafton and Librarian Mrs. Teresa Barnhart

Agriculture Scavenger Hunt

Published Apr. 30, 2013

On April 26, 2013, Mary Ellen Grafton from the Jefferson County Farm Bureau visited Jefferson County Christian School to share an agricultural scavenger hunt with students in 3rd through 6th grades.  Students learned facts about agriculture in Ohio and were able to answer questions such as: A FAMILY OF FOUR COULD LIVE FOR ____ YEARS ON THE BREAD PRODUCED BY ONE ACRE OF WHEAT. HOW MANY GLASSES OF M...

YAP Summer Farm Tour Announced!

Published Apr. 25, 2013

Young Agricultural Professionals Farm Tours Summer Reach Out Saturday, June 29, 2013 This family event will start at Deer Creek State Park and participants will have the option to go on one of three tours. Check out this link for more information!!!   http://ofbf.org/uploads/YAP_SummerEvent.pdf...

New Sign!

New Sign!

Published Apr. 15, 2013

Our new sign is finally on the wall of Bantam Ridge!  Now we'll be easier to find!!  It looks fabulous!!!...

Students harvest lettuce as part of the Farm-To-School project

Farm to School Project

Published Apr. 8, 2013

Recently Jefferson County Farm Bureau donated $500 to support a local Farm-To-School Program, a joint effort between Stanton Elementary School and Ohio State University Extension   In this project, students grow produce in a greenhouse and it is used to supplement school lunches.   For more information about this project, contact: Sarah Cross Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator OSU Extension...

2013 Jefferson County Ag Baby!!

Published Apr. 1, 2013

Last week Mary Ellen Grafton went to the hospital to welcome the 2013 Ag Baby... and what a WONDERFUL family we've got this year!!  The parents are Randall and Angel Fellows of Mingo Junction, Ohio.  The baby's name is Randall Fellows, Jr. He was born on March 27 at 1:54 p.m.  He weighed in at 8lbs, 3oz and had a full head of hair!!!  He will join his big brother (Johnathon - 7) and big sister (Ma...

Workers' Comp Safety Meeting

Published Mar. 4, 2013

Please attend the Workers' Compensation Safety Meeting Saturday, March 23, 2013 First United Methodist Church (201 West High Ave, New Philadelphia) 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (includes continental breakfast) Blood screening will begin at 8 a.m. A 12-hour fast is required for bloodwork. Call the county office at 740.266.6603 to register.  ...

Scholarship Applications Now Available

Published Feb. 12, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Jefferson County Farm Bureau is offering (3) $500 scholarships as an aid to the young people (high school seniors or current college students) of Jefferson County in continuing their education and becoming self-directing, productive and contributing members of their community.  For more information or to get an application, please call the county office at 740-2...

CAUV Meeting Oct. 22

Published Oct. 16, 2012

The Ohio Department of Taxation has adopted and prescribed the new CAUV land tables.  They will be used by Jefferson County for tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014.  These tables have increased in value considerably causing a significant increase in your 2012 real estate taxes that are due in January 2013.  Farm Bureau along with the county auditor's office will be holding an informational meeting on th...

2012-2013 Board of Trustees

Published Oct. 15, 2012

Please welcome our new board members for 2012-2013: President: Dave Boring, Vice President: Sherry Finney, Secretary: Mary Ellen Grafton, Treasurer: Ellen Swickard, Trustees: John Grafton, Shane Granatir, Austin Cable, Corky Saiter, Mark Clark, Duayne Wetherell, Lisa Cline, Matt Somerville and youth rep. Erika Cline. Congratulations to everyone! ...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Michele Specht

Mailing Address:
587 Bantam Ridge Road, Suite B
Wintersville, OH 43953




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