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Introducing the Shelby County YAP Program

Published Jul. 23, 2015

The Shelby County Farm Bureau is hosting a new venture by introducing The Shelby County Young Ag Professionals. This new group will allow folks to mix, mingle and learn more about agriculture in our county and state, as well as offer many opportunities to meet new people and find ways to help you grow your farm or ag business. If you are interested in joining please call our office at 877-775-7642...


A Salute to Food, Farming, and Freedom

Published Jul. 1, 2015

With June quickly coming to an end, we ring in the month of July by celebrating our country’s independence, and remembering all who took part in protecting that freedom.  I think it is safe to say that in many small towns Independence Day is celebrated with barbeque and cookout hopping, a small town festivity, and a firework show as the grand finale.  If you’re anything like my family we plan our ...


Intern Blog- Why Agriculture?

Published Jun. 15, 2015

Growing up, I always had a niche for getting my hands dirty and helping on my grandpa’s farm, but little did I know that I would someday put the knowledge my grandpa passed onto to me into a career.  I like to think of my farming background and knowledge as stepping-stones to a strong foundation of my impact on the agriculture industry.  At first it started out small, piece-by-piece being laid out...


Welcome Summer Intern Meghan Bruns

Published May. 18, 2015

Please welcome our summer intern Meghan Bruns from Fort Loramie. Meghan is going into her junior year at Wilmington College majoring in Agriculture with a concentration in Animal Science and Communications.     Meghan’s will be working with the OD, staff, board trustees, members and volunteers on several projects throughout the summer, like our Grow and Know activities, camps and fairs. She will ...


2015 Conservation Day Camp... FULL CAMP!

Published May. 18, 2015

WE NOW HAVE A FULL CONSERVATION DAY CAMP! Campers registered will receive a confirmation email and letter, forms, etc. after May 22. To all late registations, we are sorry and you will be added to our wait list in case we have openings. Hope you can join us next year! For more information, contact our office 877-775-7642....


Poster & Essay Contest Winners

Published Apr. 27, 2015

The Shelby Co. Farm Bureau hosted a Poster/Essay Contest for all third graders in the Shelby Co. Schools, asking the question... “What steps does my food go through to get to my plate?” Students were asked to draw and explain in writing how food gets to our plate. Contest winners received cash awards and ribbons and their entries will be displayed at the 2015 Shelby Co. Fair. Thank you Anna, Botki...


Water Quality Action Plan

Published Apr. 27, 2015

Ohio farmers are natural stewards of soil and water. We know we play a significant role in protecting Ohio’s water resources for Ohio’s families, schools, businesses and communities.  Because we take this responsibility seriously, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Water Quality Action Plan helps farmers proactively step up our historic efforts to improve and protect water quality for the good of all. This docume...


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 OFBF’s 96th annual meeting to fill the unexpired term of Ellen Joslin who is retiring after 14 years of service. He will help govern the state’s largest general farm organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Auglaize, Logan, Mercer ...


County Wins Excellence Awards

Published Dec. 12, 2014

Shelby County Farm Bureau wins two awards announced during OFBF’s 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...



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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