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Food Stand Building Project 2015

Published Feb. 26, 2015

As many of you may have already heard, Farm Bureau is working toward building a new food stand on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds in 2015.  We have also taken a leading role in improving the fair facilities by incorporating a new public restroom and shower facility for the Jr. Fair participants into the scope of our project. Van Wert County Farm Bureau is looking for supporters to help with this p...

Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship Information

Published Jan. 22, 2015

The Van Wert County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that the 2015-2016 scholarship application is available. If you or someone you know would like to apply, please click on the file below to print and complete the application. You can also call or email the county office at 419-523-5874 or vanwert@ofbf.org to receive a copy as well. The application deadline is April 1, 2015....

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2015 Membership Kick Off Jan. 22

Published Jan. 13, 2015

Come join us January 22 for our Annual Membership Kick-off. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be located at the Delphos Eagles #471, 1600 East 5th Street in Delphos, OH. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Whether you are a long-term member, new member, or someone interested in learning more about Farm Bureau and what we do, there will something for everyone. *Bring a guest who signs u...

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2014 Voting Delegates

2014 OFBF Annual Meeting

Published Jan. 12, 2015

Farm Bureau members from Van Wert County served as voting delegates to the 96th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), held December 10 – December 12 in Columbus. Delegates established the organization’s policies on various federal and state issues, working together to create positions that are right for farmers, consumers and Ohioans. Annual meeting delegates represent various size...

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2015 YAP Winter Conference

Published Oct. 6, 2014

Young agricultural professionals from across Ohio are invited to attend the annual Leadership Experience "Growing Our Generation" Jan. 30 and 31 at the Renaissance Columbus hotel. The conference features plenty of fun, educational sessions featuring entertainment by the Peterson Farm Brothers and keynote speaker Mike Pearson, host of Market to Market.  Cost is $150/individual and $200/couple. RSVP...

Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program Training

Published Sep. 18, 2014

Ohio has a new law that requires most farmers to become certified fertilizer applicators.  Ohio Farm Bureau worked to make this new law effective and manageable. Now, Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Department of Agriculture are beginning the certification process; below is more information on the requirements and the initial training sessions to be held soon in northwest Ohio. Farm Burea...

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Kids’ Dream Day at the Van Wert County Fair

Published Aug. 13, 2014

Aug. 28 –  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Aug. 30 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Aug. 31 – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.No registration requiredVan Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert Cost: Farm Bureau member: free; nonmember: $5 per person, $10 per family Paulding and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus are once again making kids’ (and adults’) dreams to come true with its third annual Kids’ Dream Day event. Channel your “inner farmer” and...

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Annual Meeting Aug. 24, 2014

Published Aug. 7, 2014

The Van Wert County Farm Bureau would like to invite you and your spouse to our Annual Meeting Aug. 24. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with light appetizers and dinner begins at 6 p.m. The meeting is located at the Redeemer Church on State Route 49 in Convoy. State Senator Cliff Hite will be our guest speaker for the evening. Tickets are only $5 per person. Reservations are due by Aug. 20. Please call th...

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Cover Crop Farm Tour Offered

Published Jul. 17, 2014

A soil heal, 4R, and cover crop farm tour is being offered on August 21. This is open to all residents in Putnam county and the surrounding areas. The cost is $20 and lunch is included. If you are interested in attending, please contact our office at 419-523-5874 to make your reservation. Please RSVP by August 7....

2014 Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship Information

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Attention, current high school seniors and college students: Van Wert County Farm Bureau is once again offering $500 college scholarships. To qualify, you or your parents must be a current Van Wert County Farm Bureau member and you must be from a farming background or plan on entering into an agricultural field. Please follow this link to complete the 2014 Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship o...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Jessica Swihart

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

Phone:
419-523-5874

Fax:
419-523-3219

Email:
vanwert@ofbf.org

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

Dues:
$75 per year for a family membership

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