Join Stark County Farm Bureau and others for Farm Tours and more this fall

County Farm Bureau Round-up – September 2011

County Farm Bureaus across Ohio are gearing up for the fall and winter, and preparing their rounds of activities for the coming year. Here’s a look at what they’re sharing in the County Farm Bureau blogs. Click the links accompanying each entry for more details.


Many county Farm Bureaus host fall farm tours open to the public. While some have already come and gone by the time this entry is posted, here are few still to be held.

Lorain County Fall Farm Tour – Sept. 24

Portage County Farm tour Sept. 24

Ashland County Farm Tour — Oct. 1 and 2

Stark County Farm Tour – Oct. 2 

Medina Fall Foliage Tour – Oct. 8 & 9

Wayne County Farm Tours Oct. 8 & 9

Belmont County Rubberneck Farm Tour – Oct. 16

Columbiana County Farm Tour Oct. 16




Farmers and rural landowners are seeing an increase in companies asking them to lease land as oil and natural gas exploration has increased throughout Ohio. Learn what landowners should know before considering leasing land at informational meetings being held throughout the state featuring Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold. Here’s a list of upcoming meetings.

Portage County – Sept. 26 

Coshocton, Knox and Holmes counties – Sept. 27

Licking County – Sept. 28

Here’s a recap of an oil and gas meeting recently held for Lake and Geauga counties.




Farmers and rural landowners in many counties may have noticed an increase in what they are paying in taxes due to an increased Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV). Learn what is causing the increase in CAUV at the following informational meetings:

Preble County – Sept. 22

Auglaize County – Sept. 26

Seneca County – Sept. 27

Fulton and Henry County – Sept. 28

Shelby County – Nov. 15

Mercer County – Nov. 22

Here’s a review of one the recently held CAUV meetings from Geauga County Farm Bureau




Every county Farm Bureau holds an annual meeting about this time of year. The annual meeting is a time for members to not only get together for a nice meal and enjoy fellowship, but also to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and prepare for the next. Farming members will also vote on the stance the organization will take on issues important to agriculture and the rural lifestyle, as well as determine which members will be voting delegates at the upcoming Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.

Click on the corresponding county Farm Bureaus below to learn more about each of their annual meetings coming up within the next month.

Morgan County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting – Sept. 24

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting – Sept. 26

Washington County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting – Sept. 27

Holmes County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting – Oct. 8

Mahoning County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting – Oct. 13

Clermont County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting recap

Lake County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting recap

Geauga County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and County Fair Recap

Marion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting recap




The following county Farm Bureaus recently announced the names of students receiving local scholarships from the organization for the current school year. Learn more by clicking on the link with each announcement below.

Clinton County – Rebecca Walker

Delaware County – Neil Dawson, John Hoffman, Francesca Carfaga 

Fayette County – Ryan Hiser and Aaron Sollars

Greene County – Taylor Ferguson, Michelle King, Megan Moorman, Justin Rader

Hancock County – Alexis Moser, Matthew Smith, Andrew Smith

Mercer County – Olivia Houts

Shelby County – Jenise Berning, Morgan Fair, Shelby Mann, Stacie Seger




Mercer County Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for its Grand Lake Ag Leadership Program. Download the brochure and registration information.

Hancock County Farm Bureau announces the retirement of local Extension Educator Gary Wilson, and shows off the new-look office it shares with Hardin, Seneca and Wyandot County Farm Bureaus.

Marion County Farm Bureau continues to share the year-long online story of a grain farmer through video-blogging. Continue to Follow Farming this fall as harvest approaches.

The Oney family of Huron County Farm Bureau is featured in a recent issue of Our Ohio magazine.

A local grape grower from Morgan County Farm Bureau is also featured in Our Ohio magazine.

Darke County Farm Bureau is holding its fall cheese sale. Stock up before winter!

Montgomery County Farm Bureau recaps its summer night with the Dayton Dragons baseball team.

Butler County farmers continue to share their farm stories in Butler County Farm Bureau’s Farmer Diaries.

Clermont County Farm Bureau names Melissa Morgan its woman of the year.

Trumbull County Farm Bureau recaps its recent ice cream social.

Mahoning County Farm Bureau members make donations to Food Banks at the Canfield Fair, and also announces some new local benefits for Mahoning County Farm Bureau members.

Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe and Noble counties sends out the inaugural “On Ohio’s Table” newsletter to members. See it online.



Check out what’s happening in your county Farm Bureau

See what else is happening in the Ohio Farm Bureau Events Calendar

Follow your county Farm Bureau on Facebook. See if your county Farm Bureau has a Facebook Page on’s Social Media page.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.

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