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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 founderís long-standing tradition of purchasing the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow for $20,000 at the Ohio State Fairís 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...

iLead - A Leadership Experience for Teens & Their Parents

Published Jun. 13, 2011

Farm Bureau Members, looking for a way to build your leadership skills? This is a unique, first-ever opportunity to offer a day of leadership training for parents and teens to experience together. Check out the attached flier for more information! ...

Worker's Comp Safety Training June 17

Published Jun. 2, 2011

All workers' comp group rating members NEED at least two hours of safety training each year. Here is an opportunity to get your hours in if you missed the local training....

OFBF's NASCAR Promotion Details

Published May. 26, 2011

Sign up Farm Bureau Members and you could win a family four pack to a NASCAR race this summer! See Attached flyer for more details!...

Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship Winners

Published May. 12, 2011

Congratulations to Shane Williams and Eric Renner† for winning this years Van Wert Farm Bureau Scholarship! Shane Williams is the sone of Nick and Lori Williams of Van Wert, and currently attends Lincolnview High School. He is active in FFA (treasurer), Varsity Basketball, and marching band in school and is also a member of 4-H and on the Jr. Fair Board. Shane plans to attend the University of No...

Tractor Safety Training

Published Apr. 27, 2011

Tractor Safety Training on June 18 and 25, located in the University of Findlay Animal Science Center. This will be a combination of hands-on and classroom training with June 25 being reserved for those who want to earn their certicification. Training course is limited to 50 participants, first come first serve so register TODAY! Register by emailing seneca@ofbf.org or call 877-447-3091 with your ...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Jessica Swihart

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




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

$75 per year for a family membership

  • Member Benefits

  • Working cooperatively on local issues
  • Leadership development, networking, social gatherings
  • Special savings from local businesses
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