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P & E Committee Upcoming Projects

Published Mar. 21, 2014

The Promotion and Education (P & E) Committee has been hard at work on several projects. Currently third graders from Anna, Botkins, and Jackson Center are completing posters and essays explaining how their food gets to their plate. All entries will be judged by the committee and the winners will be announced during National Ag. Week March 24-28. We are also celebrating National Ag. Week by do...



Published Mar. 21, 2014

Farming is the number one economic contributor in Ohio and has 75,700 farms in the state. With  statistics like that, it comes as no surprise that young, driven professionals are seeking out leadership and educational opportunities from organizations like the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The annual Young Agricultural Professional (YAP) Leadership Conference hosted by OFBF was recently held ...


2014 March Newsletter

Published Mar. 21, 2014

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Meet your 2013-14 Board Officers & Trustees

Published Mar. 21, 2014

Aaron Heilers, President At-Large                       Brent Clinehens, Vice President & Organization Chair District #1 Jackson, Salem, Perry, Green     Bobby Bender, Secretary District #4 McLean, Cynthian, Loramie                                                  Tom Seger, Treasurer District #4 McLean, Cynthian, Loramie   Brian Riethman               District #2 Dinsmore, Franklin, Clinto...


Making Butter on Pioneer Day

Published Oct. 7, 2013

Pioneer Day, held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Oct. 2, was a day of learning how the pioneers lived and discovered new ways of living. More than 900 4th graders from Anna, Botkins, Jackson Center, Fairlawn, Houston, Fort Loramie, and Sidney learned from Shelby County Farm Bureau members how butter was discovered and then made some for themselves to enjoy with crackers, YUM!...


Food Dialogue: An Evening on the Farm

Published Jul. 26, 2013

Sunday, Sept. 29 more than 185 people joined a Food Dialogue of Shelby County at the Ted Winner Family Farm! After a tour of the Winner Farm and their state of the art robotic milking system, a locally sourced meal was served. The event concluded with great conservation about food between our guests and our discussion panel which included... Dr. Leah Dorman, DVM with Ohio Farm Bureau; Kristin Rees...


Fun on the Farm - Annual Meeting Success

Published Jul. 26, 2013

Sunday, Aug. 18 more than 125 Farm Bureau members and their family took part in a day of Fun on the Farm at the VanDenmark Farms 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. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the day with us!  ...


2013 Summer Newsletter

Published Jul. 24, 2013

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Poster & Essay Contest WINNERS!

Published May. 1, 2013

Once again this year the Promotion and Education Committee and Safety Committee hosted a Poster and Essay Contest for 3rd Graders in county schools. Two years ago the contest was changed from a Safety Poster Contest to the theme "What steps does my food go through to get to my plate?" and an Essay Contest was also added. This year four county schools participated in the contest: Anna, Botkins, Hou...


AgriPOWER Graduate Jordan Hoewischer

Published Apr. 18, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Jordan Hoewischer of Hilliard recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) AgriPOWER Institute. The intensive, yearlong leadership training program was launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses. Hoewischer works at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company where he conducts fiel...

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