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Mitchell Messenger to receive Johnson Scholarship check

Published Jan. 13, 2014

Mitchell Messenger, son of Paul and Ellen Messenger, of Roberts Road, Caledonia was selected to receive the 2013 James H. Johnson scholarship. He is a graduate of River Valley High School. He attends the University of Cincinnati and is studying for a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. ...

Harvest Hustle 4 mile Run/Walk Sept. 14 was a great success!

Published Oct. 25, 2013

Seventy runners received a "Harvest Hustle" T-shirt and several gift certificates. A petting zoo, Wagon rides, and a kids fun run were available. Thanks to all our sponsors for their support. Funds collected will be used for the "Farm to Family" presentations at local food pantries in the Marion area. The Farm to Family program provides information on preparing affordable and nutritious meals. The...

Marion Officers and board members for 2014

Published Oct. 25, 2013

Mike Ralph, of Marion, will serve as president of Marion County Farm Bureau for 2014. Lisa Shumaker was elected as Vice President. Emily Rhoades Buck will serve as Board secretary. Chris Dunn was elected as Treasurer. Scott Carter,  Lynn Clabaugh, Robert Gracely, Doug Hafer, John Hafer, Robert F. Imbody, Nathan Isler, Scott Isler,         Tom Lust, Jacob Mantey, Ben McKinniss, Jennifer L. McMahan,...

2014 Approved Policies have been submitted to Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Oct. 25, 2013

The policies of Farm Bureau are the backbone of the organization.   They provide the framework through which we advocate for family, community and food security.   They help guide efforts to address real community issues—issues such as regulations, funding public education and services, environmental protection, animal care, health care, landowner’s rights and community planning.   These policies...

Barnyard Olympics at Marion County Fair July 5

Published Jul. 19, 2013

Over 170 youth and adults participated in the event this year. Each received a free milkshake for joining in the fun. Marion County Farm Bureau was a sponsor for a day on Saturday-July 6. Scott Carter - President  ...

Case IH Tractor and Equipment Incentive Program

Published May. 29, 2013

The Case IH Tractor and Equipment Incentive Program for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members has been expanded and made easier to use. The program gives eligible Farm Bureau members discounts from $300 to $500 on select Case IH products. Farmall compact tractors, Farmall utility series C, U, and J and Farmall 100A series plus Maxxum series tractors remain as qualified products. Newly added p...

Our Ohio Magazine Spotlights Marion County Follow Farming Project

Published Mar. 9, 2012

Consumers interested in learning more about how their food is produced should read the latest issue of Our Ohio magazine.  The March/April 2012 issue features the Follow Farming project developed by a group of Marion County Farm Bureau members to unveil the day to day activities of farming and keep an open line of communication with consumers. The project, initiated in 2011, encourages two-way int...

Scott and Tracie Isler -2011 Excellence in Agriculture

Published Jan. 27, 2012

Scott and Tracie Isler of Prospect represented Ohio and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held in Hawaii in early January.  They have been very active in Marion County Farm Bureau and Scott is a member of the Marion County Farm Bureau board of trustees....

Excellence Award for Organization work for Marion County

Published Nov. 3, 2010

Marion County Farm Bureau received the Excellence Award for Organizational work during 2010.  Organization programs advance member services, annual meetings and facilitate relationships with other groups including Nationwide Insurance. Michael Ralph serves as Organization Team Leader in Marion County Farm Bureau. Cy Prettyman, Tom Lust, Scott Isler, and Arden Ruth represented Marion County Farm Bu...

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Mary Lou Grose

Meet Mary Lou Grose, from the county office

Published Oct. 20, 2010

Mary Lou Grose has been the county office administrator for Marion County Farm Bureau for 34 years. She tells us about her duties and why someone should be involved with Farm Bureau....

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County Information

Organization Director:
Tim Hicks

Mailing Address:
730 Bellefountaine Ave., P.O. Box 936
Marion, OH 43302

Phone:
740-383-2158

Fax:
740-382-4581

Email:
marion@ofbf.org

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Tuesday.

Dues:
$68 per year for a family membership

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