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2011 Andrea Karhoff Memorial Scholarship Available

Published Feb. 3, 2011

We welcome Putnam County Members and dependents to apply for the 2011 Scholarship.  If you have questions or problems opening the attached applicaitons please call our office today - 1-800-260-3499....

How Facebook and Twitter Fits Farming and Family: A hands-on workshop

Published Dec. 22, 2010

A hands-on workshop to get you started using social media.  Interact with the instructor and other students to practice and use these fun and useful tools. Feb. 23, 2011 Location: OSU Extension Office Putnam County - Computer Lab in Educational Service Center 124 Putnam Parkway Ottawa, OH 45875 Speaker: Dan Toland, Ohio Farm Bureau 3:30 - 6 p.m. - Facebook, 6:30 - 9 p.m. - Twitter RSVP required to...


New Addition

Published Dec. 9, 2010

  After 8 weeks off, your Office Administrator, Kelly Tussing is back to work in your 4-county office.  She, her husband Aaron and daughter Olivia welcomed Everett John on August 14th weighing 9 lbs 2 oz.  Congrats and welcome back.  ...


Published Dec. 9, 2010

PUT DEATH TAXES TO REST: Your Urgent Action is Needed Today Congress Needs to Hear From You Today to Ensure a $5 million Estate Tax Exemption Is In End-of-the-year tax legislation. The White House announced "a framework for a bipartisan agreement" Monday night over the impending expiration of the Bush tax cuts that includes Farm Bureau supported Estate Tax Relief of a $5 Million exemption and a 35...


Excellence Awards

Published Dec. 8, 2010

  Congratulations!  The Putnam County Farm Bureau was awarded 2 Excellence awards this year; a Gold Metal in the area of Organization and a Silver Metal in the area of Public Policy during the Ohio Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting for the counties excellent programming in these areas.   L-R Front—Glenn Karhoff, George Schroeder and State Trustee Mike Schumm.  L-R Back—Tom Price, Organization Director...


Annual Meeting

Published Jul. 29, 2010

Putnam County Farm Bureau Official Invitation & Announcement Date: Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010 Time: 6 pm (Candidates Reception) Dinner: 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus Hall 718 Napoleon Road Kalida, Ohio Tickets are $5 a piece.  Look for more information and how to purchase your tickets in the upcoming newsletter set to be mailed in August.  Call the office at 800-260-3499 for more information....



Published Jul. 22, 2010

Jeremy Smith and Cody Kemper of Putnam County recently returned from Quest, a "learn by doing" Ohio Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference designed specifically for those ages 12-14, at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio. Jr. High students from across Ohio attended this three-day conference, providing participants with building blocks for leadership development, interpersonal communication...

Agreement Validates Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Jul. 1, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for the agreement announced today between the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The agreement validates Ohio voters’ decision last fall to pass State Issue 2, which established the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board as the appropriate venue for defining a...



Published Jun. 30, 2010

Ryan Kemper of Putnam County recently attended the Higher Ground leadership conference sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau. This "learn by doing" event was held at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio, and hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in cooperation with the county Farm Bureaus. Teens from across Ohio, ages 14-18, were hand-chosen based on leadership potential to attend the six day con...

Regional Public Listening Session - Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published May. 10, 2010

Regional Public Listening Session   May 12, 2010   Independence Elementary School 615 Tremont Ave. Lima, Ohio 45801   This is one of six public listening sessions to be offered across the state. The purpose of the listening sessions is to allow Ohioans the opportunity to provide input to the board and to educate the board members and public on the various factors the board needs to consider as it ...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Jessica Swihart

Mailing Address:
1206 E Second St., Suite 1
Ottawa, OH 45875




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