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Published May. 4, 2010

YOUNG AG PROFESSIONAL SUMMER RETREAT - COLUMBUS ZOOYoung Ag Professional Summer Retreat at the Columbus Zoo will take place once again this year.  More information to come when available but be sure to mark your calendar for July 10th, 2010! IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35 THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE FOR YOU!! DISCUSSION MEETThis is NOT a panel discussion or debate but rather a formal version...


Published May. 4, 2010

Applications are now being accepted for the new AgriPower class!  Never before in history of agriculture has there been the urgency there is today for leaders and advocates for agriculture.  With that in mind, Ohio farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) launched an elite program designed especially for farmers and agribusiness professionals: AgriPOWER.  This yearlong program focuses on public policy issues...


Farm Safety Day Thanks!

Published Apr. 28, 2010

We have received numerous thank you letters from local students for the Farm Safety Days program.  Putnam County Farm Bureau contributed toward the tents, chairs and even put on a display. ...

Books available for purchase!

Published Mar. 31, 2010

2681 Extra Cheese Please $8 2687 Farmer George Plants a Nation $10 2689 Century Farm $9 2699 Sugarbush $10 2705 Oh Say Can You Seed $7 2720 Pumpkin $11 2732 Fantastic Farm Machines $9. 2735 Christmas Tree Farm $10 2741 Farms and Food of Ohio Cookbook $14 2742 Clara Belle $9 2746 Mini Milk Maids on the Moove $9 2748 Book Bundle -$25  (Bundle of 4 childrens books, titles included: Farmers and Ranche...

Andrea Karhoff Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED!

Published Mar. 31, 2010

The Putnam County Farm Bureau has extended the deadline for any students wishing to apply for their Andrea Karhoff Memorial Scholarship.  Deadline has been extended to April 15.  You can mail application to 1800 North Perry Street, Suite 109, Ottawa, OH 45875 or fax to 419-523-3219.   If you have problems opening the file, please contact our office at 1-800-260-3499 or via email at putnam@ofbf.org...

Update on Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Mar. 16, 2010

Please read the attached document for the lastest update on the pending legislation for the Livestock Care Standards Board. If you have any questions please contact the county office....

Andrea Karhoff Memorial Scholarship Application Available

Published Jan. 12, 2010

If you have problems opening the attached file please contact our office at 1-800-260-3499 or via email at putnam@ofbf.org....

OFBF Offers Scholarships

Published Jan. 6, 2010

Students with a traditional farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. “Many of our past scholarship recipients are pursuing careers in food sciences, veterinary medicine, agbioresource development, education, and service work. S...

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$10.00 OFBF Books Available

Published Dec. 8, 2009

Great for your future farmer, young reader, collector or for a stocking stuffer... call today for more info....


Farmers Feed Our Needs Farm Tour = SUCCESS!

Published Sep. 1, 2009

A huge thanks to all who participated in the first ever Putnam County Farm Tour.  Attendees toured the POET ethanol plant, stopped at Jamie Otto's Hog farm where Glen Arnold and Albert Maag talked to the group on conservation practices and the Livestock Care Standards Board, ate lunch catered by Red Pig Inn at Hillside Winery in Gilboa and toured Suters Produce Farm in Pandora....

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County Information

Organization Director:
Jessica Swihart

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




Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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