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Kids Dream Day Event

Published Jul. 25, 2012

Kids Dream Day will be held on Aug. 3-4 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Every person that drives the big GREEN TRACTOR during the event will be entered to win a 24" radio-controlled John Deere Tractor. See Flyer for more details!...

Ag Educational Classed Offered...

Published Apr. 5, 2012

Van Wert County Farm Bureau, in a joint effort with Paulding County Farm Bureau, will be sponsoring an eight-week farmer education class, "Ag Businesses 101" starting in June, breaking for two weeks for wheat harvest, and finishing up by mid- August. The cost is $85 and Farm Bureau will cover $65 of the cost up-front and will reimburse you for the rest if you participated in at least six of the ei...


Membership Kickoff

Published Jan. 19, 2012

Kickoff will be Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. - Come and meet your State Senator Cliff Hite who is also the Chair of the Senate Ag Committee. He will be talking on Ohio Farm Bureau's efforts at the statehouse and give an update from the Ag Committee. Beth Vanderkooi from Ohio Farm Bureau will be our guest speaker....


Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship Information

Published Jan. 18, 2012

The scholarship application for the 2012-2013 college year is now available! Click on the link below for more information. Applications are due by March 1....


Published Jan. 16, 2012

In an effort to keep our members up to date on Farm Bureau events and activities, we are asking that you send your NAME and E-MAIL ADDRESS to [email protected] for a chance to win a $50 Gas Card! We will double that to a $100 Gas Card if you have “liked” us on FACEBOOK (facebook.com/vanwertcountyfarmbureau). Make sure you submit your e-mail address to us by March 1, 2012 for your chance to will up ...


The Facts On Senate Bill 5

Published Nov. 3, 2011

If you are still confused about State Issue 2 here is a resource that gives a great look at both sides. I encourage you to get educated about this and all issues before you vote. Watching commercials for both sides can make this very confusing and is NOT the way to get educated. www.farmvotesmatter.org....


CAUV Meeting Planned Nov. 21

Published Nov. 2, 2011

Come join Ohio Farm Bureau's Larry Gearhardt, Rick and Dick Hoffman from the appraisal commpany and Nancy Dixon, Van Wert County Auditor, Nov.21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincolnview Cafeteria as they present important information regarding your CAUV rates and why you may see an increase this winter. Don't forget to bring in a canned good to receive $5 off your membership renewal!...

American Farm Bureau and General Motors Partner

Published Oct. 27, 2011

We are very excited to be able to offer yet another great benefit for being a Farm Bureau member. GM and Farm Bureau are partnering up to offer members a $500 discount on a qualifing 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle you purchase or lease. This is an exclusive Farm Bureau offer for vehicles purchaesd or leased at participating dealerships....

2011 September 15 Annual Meeting

Published Aug. 25, 2011

Come and Join your Van Wert County Farm Bureau Thursday September 15, 2011 for our Annual Meeting. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. located in Kingsley United Methodist Church, 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert, OH. Guest Speaker will be Lee Schroeder, Ag Law Attorney and past National FFA Vice President....

Exhibitor Troy Elwer is pictured third from left.

OFBF, Bob Evans purchase area boy's reserve grand champion barrow

Published Aug. 9, 2011

Bob Evans Farms, Inc., in partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), proudly honored its founder’s long-standing tradition of purchasing the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow for $20,000 at the Ohio State Fair’s 2011 Sale of Champions Aug. 7. The famed Ohio-based company and long-time partner of the Ohio Farm Bureau has driven the competition by purchasing 20 out of 23 Champion Hogs from...

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  • Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
  • Special savings from local businesses
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