There is always something happening at the local level when it comes to Farm Bureau. Here’s a quick glance of what you’ll find on the county Farm Bureau blog pages here on OFBF.org. Make the most of your membership and be sure to take advantage of Farm Bureau member opportunities in your area.
Most county Farm Bureaus offer scholarships to local students pursuing careers in agriculture or a related field (see an earlier list of available county Farm Bureau scholarships here). The following counties (along with accompanying application deadlines) still have scholarships available for the upcoming school year. Click the county name to get more scholarship information and applications.
April 15 – Delaware County Scholarship
April 27 – Hamilton County Scholarship
May 1 – Auglaize County Scholarship
May 1 – Logan County Scholarship
May 1 – Mercer County Scholarship
May 1 – Shelby County Scholarship
May 2 – Franklin County Scholarship
July 30 – Darke County Scholarship
Oil and Gas Lease meetings
As interest increases around tapping Ohio’s natural gas and oil reserves, many farmers and landowners are being approached by companies looking to lease land to drill. Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold has been traveling the state of Ohio giving presentations about what to expect when being approached about leasing land for oil and gas drilling, and giving tips to farmers about what to look for. Arnold will be giving presentations at Oil and Gas meetings in the following counties. Click on the link with each listing to read more information about the meetings and their locations.
April 14 – Mahoning County oil and gas leasing meeting
April 26 – Noble County oil and gas leasing meeting
What else is happening?
Meetings, clinics, seminars and other opportunities abound throughout the state in April, May and beyond. Here’s a list of upcoming county Farm Bureau activities throughout Ohio. Click the link with each to learn more.
April 15 – Get to know Monroe County Farm Bureau at its “Meet and Greet” event
April 18 – Come get some coffee and talk agriculture at Logan County’s first “Ag Coffee Shop”
April 19 – Learn more about composting in the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau composting seminar
April 21 – Eat breakfast and help forge agricultural policy at Lawrence County’s Policy Breakfast
May 10 – Animal Ag 101 helps those dealing with animal care complaints learn proper basic care of farm animals. Sign up for this Animal Ag 101 session to be held in Mahoning County.
May – September – Get “Back to Basics” in Preble County with seminars teaching you how to stretch your budget in the areas of gardening, canning & freezing, backyard agriculture, sewing and entertaining for large groups.
June 9 – Learn how to take care of that new pond at this Noble County pond clinic.
Get to know farmers & find new recipes
Butler County farmers continue to share their weekly lives on the farm through their farmer diaries on the Butler County Farm Bureau blog page.