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Workers' Comp Billing System Update

Published Jul. 8, 2014

Deadlines are changing and additional savings are expected.  BWC is changing the way it bills for workers’ compensation coverage to better serve Ohio employers.  For decades, the agency has billed for employer premiums after-the-fact. It will begin billing in advance of coverage starting July 1, 2015 for private employers and Jan. 1, 2016 for public employers. This change will align BWC with stand...

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Meeting held with Representative Andy Thompson

Published Jul. 7, 2014

July 2, 2014, a meeting was held with local Farm Bureau leaders and State Representative Andy Thompson.  Topics for discussion included severance tax, Muskingum watershed assessment and other current issues....

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Food Preservation Workshops

Published Jul. 2, 2014

The Ohio State University Extensions of Noble County and Monroe County are offering food preservation workshops. Food preservation has made a comeback!  Learn how to safely and easily can, freeze, and dry foods at home for year-round goodness! Canning Basics: This free class will provide a basic overview of home canning.  Handouts provided.  All attendees will be entered to win a door prize. <...

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Blueberries at Kilgore Farm

Published Jul. 2, 2014

The day is finally here.  Kilgore Farm will open for blueberry picking at 9 a.m., Monday, July 7.  They look forward to seeing their old friends and making new friends.  After a long cold winter they are thankful for a good crop of blueberries. Address:  Kilgore Farm, 56448 Kilgore Rd, Bellaire, OH  43906. Phone:  740-671-9226 Hours for the month of July are 9 a.m. until dark, Monday thru Saturday...

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Farm Safety Day for Farming Communities, Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Published Jun. 30, 2014

In collaboration with our partners, Washington Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a farm safety day.  This event will enable youth and adults alike to become educated on the importance of agricultural safety.  Topics of interest include: Mock Rescue, Chemical Safety, Road Safety, OUPS, Scene Safety, Animal Safety, 911 Calls, and Barnyard Baby Safety.  Audience - Farm and agricul...

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Beware of Financial Liabilities When Purchasing a Gas Well

Published Jun. 16, 2014

Landowners who take ownership of gas wells on their property need to make sure the benefits outweigh the financial liabilities, says Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold.  Arnold has been working with Farm Bureau members in eastern Ohio on whether purchasing wells on their property makes financial sense. Arnold said farmers have been buying these exempt domestic wells ...

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Washington County Fair August 30 to September 2

Published May. 30, 2014

Features fun for the entire family including children's activities, entertainment, music, rides, livestock competitions and exhibits, tractor pull, horse show, harness racing, figure 8 racing, commercial vendors selling their wares, a wide variety of food and attractions. Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, 922 Front Street, Marietta, OH, 45750 Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Entertai...

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"Cow to Carton" meet the Haines family

Published Mar. 21, 2014

Christie and Ray Haines, Washington County Farm Bureau member featured in Our Ohio Magazine.  Great article! http://ourohio.org/community/food-and-farm-profiles/1124/cow-to-carton...

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County President Trip to DC

Published Mar. 21, 2014

Guernsey County President, Milt Durben attended the county president trip to Washington D.C. along with Washington County President, Ralph Coffman and Monroe County Vice President, Pat Hulsey....

Thinking about Selling Timber?

Published Mar. 6, 2014

Selling timber isn't something that woodland owners should take lightly.  The decisions that you make now will not only affect you financially, but will alter the course of your woodlot for a long time to come.  This program is designed to help you make decisions that will have a positive influence on you and your woodland! Make plans to attend an informational meeting to be held at Washington Cou...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Betsy Anderson

Mailing Address:
100 Colonel Drive
Barnesville, OH 43713

Phone:
740-425-3681

Fax:
740-425-3667

Email:
washington@ofbf.org

Office Hours:
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Dues:
$55 per year for a family membership

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