Athens County's own Kelly and Michelle Abfall have made all of Ohio Proud!! They competed in and won the 2014 Ohio Outstanding Young Farmers Competition. With this win in their pockets, they advanced on to represent Ohio in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Competition held by the American Farm Bureau Federation at their Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. We are very proud of the accomplishments ...
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Recently the Lawrence County Farm Bureau participated in the Multi-County Membership Kick-Off in Jackson. This is one of the biggest events held each year. All counties in OD Kim Harless' Region-Athens-Meigs, Gallia, Jackson-Vinton, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto County membership workers come together to gear up for the current membership campaign. The members were also able to visit with vendors ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) -- Karin Bright of Athens has been elected District 22 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She takes the unexpired term of Joyce Payne of Waterloo, who retired after eight years on the board. Bright’s election took place during the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau, held Dec. 10-12 in Columbus. Bright will help govern Ohio’s largest and most inclusive fa...
Did you know that with your Farm Bureau Membership, you received a limited Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy? Special Risks Accident Coverage - Farm Bureau members automatically receive a limited accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy. Maintain maximum benefits by renewing your membership before your expiration date. Your policy starts at $1000 when you join Farm Bureau. For...
Ohio Farm Bureau members can receive $500 "Bonus Cash" toward the purchase or lease of new 2013, 2014 and 2015 Buick, Chevrolet and GMC models. This Farm Bureau member advantage is offered for vehicles purchased or leased at participating dealerships through Farm Bureau’s—GM Bonus Cash program. Eligible GM models are : Buick Enclave, Encore, LaCross, Regal and Verano. Chevrolet Camaro, Colorado,...
Lawrence County Farm Bureau recently supported a project in Lawrence County called "Wreaths Across America". This project is nothing new in Lawrence County, however, it is new for the Farm Bureau. For those who are not familiar with this project, every December remembrance wreaths are laid in Woodland Cemetery to honor fallen veterans. This project is to remember the fallen, honor those who se...
The Lawrence County Farm Bureau served more than 100 county officials and staff at its Public Policy Breakfast. The county was able to get policy suggestions! This is a prime example of GRASSROOTS AT WORK! The Public Policy Committee will work on writing policy that will be voted on at the Annual Meeting in September. The policies then go to the State Annual Meeting. ...
by Leah Curtis On Feb. 28, the Ohio Department of Taxation held its annual public hearing presenting the calculated 2014 Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) soil values. These values will be applied to CAUV property in counties where a reappraisal or update occurs in 2014 and will show up on those landowners' tax bills in January 2015. Once again, it appears soil values are likely to double ...
Want something different than the boring old pasta salad? Try this recipe from County Office Administrator Sheila Kilgour! 1 box linguine, noodles broken in half 1 small bottle zesty Italian dressing 1/2 bottle McCormick's Salad Supreme 3-4 small green onions chopped 2 cucumbers chopped 2 tomatoes chopped Cook linguine, and let cool completely. Mix in rest of ingredients and enjoy!...
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...
Organization Director:Kim Harless
Mailing Address:231 Broadway Street
Jackson, OH 45640
Office Hours:Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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