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More fertilizer certification classes scheduled

Published Nov. 19, 2014

by Amy Beth Graves Ohio State University Extension has added more fertilizer certification classes for farmers. Under Senate Bill 150, anyone who applies fertilizer on more than 50 acres must be certified by 2017. Ohio Farm Bureau has set an aggressive goal of having all farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin certified by Earth Day 2015. That April 22 date is more than two years before the state r...


Washington County Reorganization

Published Nov. 3, 2014

Washington County Board of Trustees reorganize to get ready for another awesome Farm Bureau year!!...


Leadership: Share the Vision

Published Oct. 22, 2014

Organization Director Betsy Anderson and Chip Nelson, communications specialist OFBF, conducted a very successful five-county leadership training program recently at Mid East Career Center.  Farm Bureau Trustees and Action Team Leaders from Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, Noble and Washington counties shared dinner and then learned of various leadership roles and responsibilities and how to make our co...

Washington County Board of Trustees 2014-2015

Published Oct. 15, 2014

President, Allen Clark, Bartlett;   Vice President, Christine Haines, Lowell; William Bowersock, Reno; Ralph Coffman, Jr., Beverly; Diana Dailey, Fleming; Matthew Hansell, Waterford; Karen McCoy, Fleming; Jamey Rauch, Little Hocking; Kenley Schwendeman, Vincent; Lisa Wagner, Waterford; Bonnie Witten, Lowell; and Carol Zimmer, Vincent....


County Official Farm Tour 2014

Published Oct. 1, 2014

The Washington County Farm Bureau recently hosted a County Official Farm Tour for invited county officials and guests.  The tour began at Zimmer View Dairy and then traveled to Al and Jean Miller’s farm for a beef tour and catered luncheon. The tour provided an opportunity for guests to learn about the importance of the agricultural industry in Washington County....

The gavel of the president was transferred from Ralph Coffman(right) to new president Allen Clark (left).

Annual Meeting Well Attended

Published Sep. 29, 2014

President Ralph Coffman conducted the Washington County Farm Bureau annual meeting of members on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at the Washington County Career Center, Marietta.  At this meeting the members voted on proposed policies and selected Trustees for the Board of Trustees as well as Delegates to the Ohio Farm Bureau 2015 Annual Meeting. Hugh Coffman was awarded the Hall of Fame award while Dean ...


Shale and You: Pipeline Easements and Gas Royalties for Landowners

Published Aug. 27, 2014

WHAT: Pipeline Easements & Gas Royalties WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 TIME: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Ohio University Eastern Auditorium, 45425 National Rd W., St. Clairsville, OH  43950 PRESENTERS & PRESENTATIONS IMPLICATIONS OF PIPELINE EASEMENTS : Mark Landefeld, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, Monroe County and Mike Lloyd, Extensi...


Make Your Reservation Now - Annual Meeting is next Tuesday, Sept. 23

Published Aug. 5, 2014

The Washington County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting of members Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Washington County Career Center, Marietta.  A candidate reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.  At this meeting the members will vote on proposed policies, and select Trustees for the Board of Trustees as well as Delegates to the Ohio Farm Bureau 2015 Annual Meeting.  Policy issues in...


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...


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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Organization Director:
Betsy Anderson

Mailing Address:
100 Colonel Drive
Barnesville, OH 43713




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