Buckeye Farm News
Centenarian shares Farm Bureau history
Mahoning County Farm Bureau member Earla Smith was already 10 years old when the concept of Farm Bureau was born. Smith, now 100 years old, celebrated Ohio Farm Bureau’s 90th Birthday Party at Mahoning County Farm Bureau’s membership kick-off in January. In the photo to the right, Smith (center) shared a collection of Farm Bureau signs he has collected over the years. Pictured with Smith is Mahoning County Membership Chairman Bob Michael (l) and OFBF District 9 Trustee Frank Burkett.
Coats from the Heartland
Seneca County Farm Bureau is collecting new and gently-used coats in all sizes as part of its “Coats from the Heartland” initiative. Collected coats will be distributed to the needy throughout northwest Ohio. OFBF Ambassador Club Member and Seneca County Farm Bureau President Dwight Clary said he used to collect and send coats to Good Morning America’s coat drive, but thought a Farm Bureau coat drive would be a more direct way of helping local needy families. Coats may be dropped off at the Seneca County Farm Bureau office at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in Tiffin. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., closed Wednesday.