Fall farm tours, scholarship announcements, important informational meetings and more are found in the county blogs this month, as Ohio's county Farm Bureaus close out one program year and prepare for the next.
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As the weather turns cool and harvest wraps up, Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus continue to offer opportunities for members and nonmembers alike to gather, learn from one another and gain valuable insight to help themselves and their communities.
Scholarships, hearty breakfasts, family fun, informational meetings on a wide variety of food and farm topics and even filling job openings make winter a busy season for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Here's the latest on what's happening in your neck of the woods.
Farming can be very dangerous, and farmers are looking for ways to be proactive about safety for themselves and their families. Recently, Highland County Farm Bureau worked in conjunction with the Highland County Fire Chief’s Association and Emergency Response Personnel to provide local fire departments proper equipment and training needed for grain bin rescues.
There is a different story to tell about agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, and many county Farm Bureaus are telling their story by holding “Grow and Know” events.
The goal of a partnership between farmers and consumers became a reality for the Hocking County Farm Bureau.
County Farm Bureau members take the lead in helping to meet food needs in both Fulton and Mahoning County.
Ohio Farm Bureau will be holding a horticulture competition open to all county Farm Bureaus during the 2012 Ohio State Fair. The competition provides an opportunity to showcase agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties through its theme, “Agriculture in our backyard.”
Several reward checks have been presented recently to individuals for providing information to law enforcement agencies that led to the arrest and convictions of those committing felony acts while on the property of Farm Bureau members.
Farmers and Farm Bureau members have the reputation of being there when people are in need, and members in Fulton and Seneca counties put forth an extra effort to do just that.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.
The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.
Fairfield and Funton County Farm Bureaus were recognized by American Farm Bureau for innovative new program ideas in the 2011 County Activities of Excellence program. They were among 15 local Farm Bureaus selected nationally to share their successful efforts in an exhibit at AFBF’s annual meeting.
While not every county could put a dollar value on their activities, we tallied at least $200,000 that county Farm Bureaus were contributing locally.
Farm Bureau members across the state are passionate about bringing awareness of agriculture to students who do not live on a farm. Some ways they do this includes in-class demonstrations, using technology for distance learning or hosting field trips for students. Here are two examples of recent agricultural awareness programs with schools.
With the primary elections over, county Farm Bureaus are planning open seat screenings for races across the state.
During county Farm Bureau annual meetings, local farmers gather to take action on the issues facing their communities.
Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau President Tom Kaskey couldn’t figure out why he was asked to attend a talk about free trade in Cleveland until the speech ended. The speaker, a European Union trade negotiator, stepped from the podium and asked for a private conversation with county and state Farm Bureau members.
If you’ve never been to a county Farm Bureau membership kickoff, there are a number of them to be had throughout the state.
Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Fairfield, Butler, Hamilton, Adams, Brown, Clermont
Fairfield, Logan, Marion, Northwest region
Northeast, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Van Wert, Jefferson
Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Pickaway, Putnam, Butler, Wyandot