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OD Comments - Darren Franks welcomes OD in Training

Published Jun. 3, 2014

It is hard to believe that another spring planting season has arrived.   I hope that most of the crops are in the ground and you can breathe a sigh of relief.  I think we all will be glad to feel warmer weather after the long, cold winter. I want to take this time to introduce to you the new Organization Director in training, Jessica Swihart.  Jessica started her career with the Ohio Farm Bureau o...

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COA Corner - Vickie Runyon

Published Jun. 3, 2014

Vickie Runyon has worked for the Farm Bureau since 2002 as the County Office Administrator.  During her time at the Farm Bureau she has seen the local Farm Bureau office move from Luckey to Woodville  and move from a three county office to a four county office with a variety of different organization directors over the years. A native of Wood County, she has lived in Weston, North Baltimore and Pe...

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USDA’s Extended Grant Deadline Will Help More Farmers “Go Solar”

Published Jun. 3, 2014

More and more innovative Ohio farmers are plugging into the sun these days, adopting the latest solar technology to power their farms.  By generating their own electricity, those farmers drastically reduce – or even eliminate – their monthly electricity costs. In many cases, farmers receive grants from USDA to invest in their solar power systems, along with significant tax incentives that are avai...

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2014 Ottawa County Scholarship Recipients

Published Jun. 2, 2014

Each year the Ottawa County Farm Bureau offers several scholarships. This years recipients include: Noah Cross awarded $500 Scholarship—Noah is the son of Scott and Melissa Cross from Port Clinton.  He is a senior at Port Clinton High School where he has been involved with many school activities both scholastic and sports.  Noah plans to study Pharmacy at Butler College in the fall with the goal o...

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AFBF Book of the Year - 2014

Published Jun. 2, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its seventh annual “Book of the Year” award to Laurie Krebs for “The Beeman.” “The Beeman is full of essential facts about bees, beekeeping and –of course!-honey. There is even a delicious apple and honey muffin recipe to make”  These books are  available for purchase at the office for $14 each.    ...

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Drew Hastings to be Guest Speaker at Annual Meeting

Published Jun. 2, 2014

Save the date! Lucas/Ottawa/Sandusky/Wood County Farm Bureau will host a combined Annual Meeting Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Jr. Fair Building, Bowling Green at 6 PM. Comedian, Mayor and Ohio cattle farmer Drew Hastings will be our guest speaker. Official Annual Meeting notice will be sent out at a later date....

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In Celebration of Ottawa County Fair's 50 Years

Published Jun. 2, 2014

Ottawa County Farm Bureau will be hosting an Antique Tractor Display and "Tractor  Games". Bring your tractor for display on Saturday July 12 or Sunday July 13 from 8 am til 9 pm both days. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Fair we will feature anything from 1964. Then on Saturday July 19 we will break them out and play in front of the grandstand at 10 am. There will be antique tractor pulls...

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Summertime means County Fair time!

Published Jun. 2, 2014

Ottawa County Fair is celebrating 50 years! Mark your calendars July 14 - 20. See you at the fair!   http://ottawacountyfair.org/fair/...

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Comments from Board President, Dean Schiller

Published Jun. 2, 2014

Hello everyone! I hope by the time you read this there is warmer weather and the crops are being planted. With summer coming around the corner so is fair season, if you get a chance take some time and go see the kids projects. They have worked hard on them. Why not take a nonfarmer with you to the fair to show where their food comes from. Thank you for being a member, with your membership we are t...

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Strawberries 101 - June 21 - Let's Jam!

Published May. 29, 2014

The Lucas County Farm Bureau invites the Ottawa County Farm Bureau members to attend the "Strawberries 101 Propagation to Jam Making" event on Saturday, June 21. The day begins at 1 pm at Stevens Gardens in Monclova. Participants will learn the ins and outs of strawberry production from second generation producers at Stevens Gardens. They will discuss what is needed to start, care for and maintain...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Darren Frank

Mailing Address:
109 Portage St.
Woodville, OH 43469

Phone:
419-849-2128

Email:
ottawa@ofbf.org

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 - 4. Closed Friday.

Dues:
$65 per year for a family membership

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