Recently the Pike County Farm Bureau and OSU Extension, Pike County, partnered to hold a Rural Family Safety Day & G.R.A.I.N Cart Training Day! This two-day event was held at the Stockdale Fire Department and safety displays were set up for the public to visit including Wilber-Price Nationwide Insurance; OSU Extension with Food Safety, Animal Safety and ATV Safety; Smokey the Bear visited and promoted fire safety; Ohio 811- call before you dig; and OSU Extension, Ross County had a DermaScan so people could be checked for skin cancer. The Pike County Sheriff’s Department handed out information on their PORT program (Post Overdose Response Team), Stockdale Fire Department discussed Fire Extinguisher importance and more! The Pike County Farm Bureau gave out free safety stickers and T-shirts, and all attendees could sign up for a chance to win a $25 Rural King gift card! A free lunch was provided of all locally produced food, compliments of Farm Bureau and Air Evac Lifeteam prepared the food.

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Day two of the event was for first responders. A full day of classroom and hands-on rescue training, instructed by the Ohio Fire Academy, was provided free of charge to eight local fire departments, including 28 first responders.  All were able to receive training using the new Grain Bin Rescue tubes that were purchased by Pike County Farm Bureau and Wilber-Price/Nationwide Insurance Agency. One rescue tube will be housed at the Stockdale Fire Department and the other at the Waverly Fire Department. These are the first Grain Bin Rescue Tubes purchased for the county.


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We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

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Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Kalmbach Feeds

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If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

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As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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