29 County Farm Bureaus honored for outstanding programs

Twenty-nine county Farm Bureaus were honored with Achievement Awards for outstanding programming over the past year during the 101st annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 4-5.

“Our county Farm Bureaus had some really great programming this year,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “Their contributions had a positive impact in the agriculture industry as well as local communities. It’s great to see our county Farm Bureaus so heavily invested in their communities.”

Volunteer Farm Bureau members judged the projects, which represent excellence in local activities that support Ohio Farm Bureau’s strategic efforts. Those include programs to strengthen the organization and build membership, affect public policy, promote agriculture and enhance the organization’s relationship with long-standing partner Nationwide. The counties were placed in four divisions based on the size of their membership.

Collaboration Awards also were presented to county Farm Bureaus that worked together to create unique and effective programming.

Top counties:

Belmont: School Backpack Program

Carroll: Public Policy 2019 Programs

Coshocton: Breakfast on the Farm

Defiance: Farm Family Health Screening

Fayette: Discovery Camp 

Fulton: Breakfast on the Farm

Hamilton: Farm to Family Bloom to Grow

Harrison: Public Policy 2019 Programs

Henry: Farmers Provide Flood Relief

Jackson-Vinton: Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Jefferson: Communications and Outreach 2019 Programs

Logan: County Agriculture Impact Fund Reverse Raffle

Lorain: Brunch with a Farmer

Mercer: Birdseye View into Agriculture

Montgomery: Grow Where You are Planted

Morrow: Farm Tour

Muskingum: Dinner on the Farm

Pike: Farm Family Retro Picnic and Rural Safety Day

Ross: MADE on the Farm

Shelby: Farm to Table and More

Tuscarawas: Public Policy 2019 Programs

Collaboration Awards were presented to:

Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert: Ag District Signup Days

Carroll and Tuscarawas: Sowing the Seeds for Agriculture’s Future

Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull: Farm, Business, Land and Homeowners Conference

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