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March is busy time for county Farm Bureaus

Published Mar. 10, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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March is among the busiest times of year for county Farm Bureaus.

March is a busy time of year for county Farm Bureaus across Ohio.

While the weather isn’t quite ready for spring planting to begin, it often warms up enough to get farmers itching to get out in the fields. March is a time of excitement and anticipation for what the upcoming growing season will hold.

It is also a time when farmers are able to gather for their common good, and also share who they are and what they do through events and opportunities to connect with local communities. Below is a long and active list highlighting opportunities Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio have to offer for the month of March and further into the year. For more details, click the links provided with each listing.

Farmers Share Breakfasts

Many county Farm Bureaus hold annual breakfasts for the community, known as “Farmers Share” breakfasts. Members of the local community are invited to come out and enjoy a full breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, pancakes and other staples of a hearty breakfast for mere pennies. Why so inexpensive? What you pay for the meal represents the portion of the cost of the entire breakfast that is received by the farmers who produce it. Come out and enjoy a good meal while also learning a bit more about your county Farm Bureau and the farmers in your community.

Here’s a list of which county Farm Bureaus are holding Farmers Share Breakfasts, and when they’ll take place. Click the county name to get details on time and location.

March 12

March 17

March 19

Scholarships

What better way to support local students and county Farm Bureau member families than to help get them through college with a little bit of extra cash. Scholarship amounts range from $500 up to $2,000!

Here’s a list of county Farm Bureaus offering scholarships, along with the deadlines for their applications. Click on the county names on each to get more information and download or request application forms.

March 31 Deadline

April 1 Deadline

April 2 Deadline

April 4 Deadline

April 8 Deadline

April 15 Deadline

April 27 Deadline

May 1 Deadline

Meetings

So many other meetings and events are happening through your county Farm Bureau in March and April. Here’s a rundown of some that have been posted on county Farm Bureau pages here on OFBF.org. Click on links with each listing for more information.

March – April: Safety meetings for Ohio Farm Bureau's Workers' Compensation program are currently taking place throughout Ohio. Here's a list of upcoming meetings in your area. Contact your county Farm Bureau for more details.

Throughout the Month of March: Mahoning County Farm Bureau is hosting a set of workshops to help beginning farmers throughout the Month of March. Check out the sessions they’ll be holding.

March – September: Preble County Farm Bureau invites the community to ‘Grow it. Live it. Know it.’ through a series of Get Back to Basics workshops

March 11-13: Guernsey County Farm Bureau Spring/Home Garden Business Expo

March 12: Miami County invites you to the John Boehner Farm Forum to hear and talk about ag with the Speaker of the House.

March 15: Darke County Livestock Mortality Composting workshop

March 17: Join Union County Farm Bureau in welcoming and hearing from new Ohio Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer.

March 18: Darke County Farm Bureau invites the commuinty to the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Ag Luncheon.

March 19: Guernsey and Noble County Farm Bureaus Cook-off

March 19: Mahoning County Farm Bureau offers Farm Bureau members discounted admission to the Our Valley Cooks Food Expo.

March 22: Ohio Farm Bureau’s Director of Energy Policy, Dale Arnold, will be in Van Wert County to talk Wind Energy.

March 24: Learn more about managing timber during a meeting in Jefferson County.

March 24: Muskingum County landowners will learn what they’ll need to know when approached about leasing their land for oil and gas at this meeting on the topic.

March 29: Landowners are increasingly being approached about leasing their land to drill for oil and gas. Learn what you need to know as a landowner at this meeting in Knox County.

March 31: Warren County Farm Bureau has started a Book Club! Check out what it’s all about at its first meeting.

April 19: Darke County Farm Bureau invites you to take a tour of the Fair Oaks Farm.

May 21: Check out what all the buzz is surrounding the Northeast Ohio Honeybee Conference on the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau page.

County Farm Bureau news

Online initiatives

Butler County Farmer Diaries: Butler County farmers continue to keep diaries on what is happening on their farms in southwest Ohio. Come check out the latest farmer diaries and learn what life is like on the family farm.

Follow Farming: Marion County farmers are embarking on a seven-month social media journey to show others what goes into producing a field of corn and soybeans for the year. They’ll also answer questions and share what happens every step of the way. Check out the Follow Farming blog, Follow Farming Facebook account, FollowFarming on Twitter  and Follow Farming on YouTube to keep up with the Marion County farmers throughout the year.

Summit County Farm Bureau has unveiled a new website. Check out the new website at this link.

 

Is your County Farm Bureau on Facebook?

Want to know what’s happening with your county Farm Bureau and receive updates as soon as they are posted? Connect with the following county Farm Bureaus on Facebook! Click each name to be directed to the county page. Be sure to click “Like” at the top of the Facebook Page to receive updates on your Facebook account.

OFBF Pages

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