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Scholarships Available Due April 1

Published Feb. 20, 2015

Qualifications: Must be a high school senior entering college in any major in the fall of 2015. Parents of the applicant must be members of the Shelby County Farm Bureau in good standing. All applicants must complete the attached application and 500 word essay on the impacts of agriculture in Shelby County, and participate in a personal interview. Amount: One $500 scholarship will be payable to...

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Fertilizer, Pesticide Certification Classes Offered Statewide

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Ohio State University Extension has set up dozens of fertilizer certification classes and combination fertilizer/pesticide application classes for farmers. To help farmers make the best use of their time, Extension is offering many fertilizer certification classes in conjunction with pesticide recertification classes. The classes can be found by clicking on the nine regions listed on the fertilize...

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Bensman Elected District 10 Ohio Farm Bureau Trustee

Published Dec. 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) Mike Bensman of Sidney has been elected District 10 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He was elected Dec. 12 during OFBFs 96th annual meeting to fill the unexpired term of Ellen Joslin who is retiring after 14 years of service. He will help govern the states largest general farm organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Auglaize, Logan, Mercer ...

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County Wins Excellence Awards

Published Dec. 12, 2014

Shelby County Farm Bureau wins two awards announced during OFBFs 96th annual meeting Dec. 10-12 in Columbus. The county Farm Bureaus competed in four divisions based on membership size. Volunteer Farm Bureau members and staff did the judging. The first level of awards was Achievement, and 86 of 87 county Farm Bureaus applied for and received this award. The second level was Excellence with the t...

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FARMLAND Success

Published Dec. 12, 2014

On December 16 New Bremen FFA, advisor Maria Homan, hosted a viewing of the FARMLAND movie by James Moll. The viewing was a great success with more than 125 in attendance. The FARMLAND movie is a journey through the seasons with six young farmers across the U.S. We follow them as they go through the joys, struggles and growth of working on their farms during a year. The film is a moving portrayal...

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Movie Night FUN

Published Aug. 5, 2014

FARMLAND MOVIE NIGHT FUN SUCCESS! The Auglaize, Logan and Shelby County Farm Bureaus hosted a great movie night with more than 350 Farm Bureau members, families, and friends in attendance. The night kicked off at 6:30pm with live music with Steve Rosenbeck, a chili cook-off, and raffle with a JD Pedal Tractor and Half a Hog (processed). Then at 8:30pm was the Farmland movie taking an intimate look...

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Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour Success

Published Aug. 4, 2014

More than 500 people visited each of the four stops on the 2014 Shelby County Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour held on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 1-5 pm. The Farm Tour stops were in northwestern Shelby County in Van Buren and Dinsmore Townships including... Paradise Acres 5641 SR 274 in New Bremen. Lloyd Schroer and Kurt Rindler and their families are farming over 1,000 acres as well as operating dairy beef...

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Annual Meeting Fun on the Farm

Published Jul. 31, 2014

On Sunday, Aug. 17, more than 140 Farm Bureau members and their families took part in a day of Fun on the Farm at the VanDemark Farm in Sidney for our Annual Meeting! After a wonderful meal and meeting, those in attendance played mini-golf, fished, explored the corn maze, and met the animals in the petting zoo. During the meeting were elections of board members, delegates for the 2015 OFBF Annual ...

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2014 September Newsletter

Published Jul. 30, 2014

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Conservation Day Camp SUCCESS

Published May. 1, 2014

Conservation Day Camps Excellent Adventure! Shelby County Fish & Game Club was the site of our 2014 Conservation Day Camp which took place from Tuesday, June 24 through Thursday, June 26. 127 campers learned about the world around us and why it is important to take care of our world! Watch for photos and a recap in our next newsletter and here at our blog of this Excellent Adventure!...

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