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Calling All Young Ag Professionals!

Published Jul. 23, 2015

Are you a young professional between the ages of 18 and 40 with an interest in agriculture? If you answered yes, come join more young Ag professionals, like yourself, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at 4PM on Kelly & Michelle Abfall's Farm!  If you.. Are a producer, manager, or owner of a farm or equine operation-large or small Own or manage a landscape, timber, or other green business Are employed in...


Kelly and Michelle Abfall represented Ohio in the Young Farmers Competition

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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 ...


Multi-County Membership Kick-Off

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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 ...


Bright elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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...


Accidental Death & Specific Loss Insurance

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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...


General Motors Discount

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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,...


Wreaths Across America Ceremony Dec. 13

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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...


Public Policy Meeting

Published Jun. 10, 2014

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.  ...


CAUV values up? Here's why

Published Jun. 10, 2014

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 ...


Something Tasty from the Farm Bureau Office!

Published Jun. 10, 2014

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!...

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