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DEATH TAXES

Published Dec. 9, 2010

PUT DEATH TAXES TO REST: Your Urgent Action is Needed Today Congress Needs to Hear From You Today to Ensure a $5 million Estate Tax Exemption Is In End-of-the-year tax legislation. The White House announced "a framework for a bipartisan agreement" Monday night over the impending expiration of the Bush tax cuts that includes Farm Bureau supported Estate Tax Relief of a $5 Million exemption and a 35...

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Excellence Awards

Published Dec. 8, 2010

Congratulations!  The Van Wert County Farm Bureau was awarded three Excellence awards this year; a Gold Medal in the area of Public Policy and two Bronze Medals -- one in the area of Organization and one for the Center for Food and Animal Issues. These awards were given to the Van Wert Farm Bureau due to the counties excellent programming in these areas. L-R Front—Kevin Heffelfinger, Ron Schumm an...

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Local Food Bank Donations Made

Published Dec. 8, 2010

This past August, Van Wert Farm Bureau partnered with Ag Credit, Arend, Laukhuf & Stoller, Edwards Jones and Haviland Drainage to buy a steer at the Van Wert County Fair Jr. Livestock Sale, process the meat, and then donated the meat to local food banks as part of the Farmers Feed Our Needs project with the Ohio Farm Bureau.  ...

Stoller Family Featured in 'Our Ohio'

Published Nov. 9, 2010

'OUR OHIO' MAGAZINE FEATURES THE STOLLER FAMILY The Stoller family of Stoller Farms in Van Wert County is featured in this month’s issue of Our Ohio magazine for their commitment and dedication to being a quality egg producer. Stoller Farms was the recipient of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Ohio Livestock Coalition.  The family grows corn, soybeans, and cares for 300,000 laying...

Check out Van Wert County Because I Care Video Contest Entries!

Published Oct. 8, 2010

Video Submitted by Lincolnview FFA - vocals done by Matt Almandiger   Video Submitted by the Schumm Family  ...

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INVITATION

Annual Meeting

Published Jul. 29, 2010

Van Wert County Farm Bureau Official Invitation & Announcement Date and time to be announced.  Please contact your county office at 800-260-3499 for more information....

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JOSIAH, CHLOEE, RONNIE

QUEST CAMP

Published Jul. 22, 2010

Josiah Dealy, Chloee Gamble and Ronnie Schumm of Van Wert County recently returned from Quest, a "learn by doing" Ohio Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference designed specifically for those ages 12-14, at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio. Jr. High students from across Ohio attended this three-day conference, providing participants with building blocks for leadership development, interper...

"FREE BREAKFAST FOR A YEAR"

Published Jul. 20, 2010

Ohio’s Farmers Offer “Free Breakfast for a Year”Promotion starts July 19, 2010 at www.FarmersFeedUS.org Columbus, Ohio (July 19, 2010) – Ohio farmers and Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms are teaming up to provide two Ohio families with “Free Breakfast for a Year.”* Beginning today, Ohio residents can register at www.FarmersFeedUS.org to win one of two grand prizes of “Free Breakfast for a Year” at Bob E...

Because I Care video contest

Published Jul. 7, 2010

"Because I Care" Video Contest Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues invites Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus and youth organizations (4-H, FFA, Farm Bureau) to share the positive messages and images of animal agriculture through the “Because I Care” video contest. For additional information and complete contest rules, please visit http://bit.ly/BecauseICare. Grand Prize...

Agreement Validates Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Jul. 1, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for the agreement announced today between the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The agreement validates Ohio voters’ decision last fall to pass State Issue 2, which established the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board as the appropriate venue for defining a...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Jennifer Wilson

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 Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dues:
$60 per year for a family membership

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