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County Wins Excellence Awards

Published Dec. 12, 2014

Shelby County Farm Bureau wins two awards announced during OFBFís 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

Just click on... 2014 Shelby Fall Newsletter...

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Conservation Day Camp SUCCESS

Published May. 1, 2014

Conservation Day Campís 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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Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductee William Hoewischer

Published May. 1, 2014

The late William (Bill) Hoewischer is one of four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio's farm community. Hoewischer will be honored Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, by the Ohio Agricultural Council, when he is posthumously inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. OAC will induct Hoewischer, Bernard Heisner of Hilliard, Don Ralph of Morral, and John ...

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Congressman Jordan Visits

Published Mar. 21, 2014

Shelby County Farm Bureau partners with FFA Chapters across the county each year. Conducting food drives, promoting agricultural awareness and furthering agriculture education efforts. So, when the Anna FFA Chapter was awarded top in the nation, the Farm Bureau thought it would be a great idea to share the Chapterís success with their very own United States Congressman, Jim Jordan. Jordan, a fisca...

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Water Quality and Nutrient Management Project

Published Mar. 21, 2014

Shelby County Farm Bureau is bringing water quality and nutrient management issues to the forefront entering a partnership with the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and Cargill. This partnership is trying to help area farmers be more aware of these issues and to provide them easy to use tools to manage their farms to help improve our conservation efforts in these areas. This team has as...

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