Hocking County Farm Bureau

Cultivating our Community in 2021

The Hocking County Farm Bureau is looking forward to a new year serving members and cultivating our community.

Advocacy. The Hocking County Farm Bureau gathered input from members to develop local, state and federal policy affecting agriculture. Hocking County delegates brought local policy forth at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. In 2021, Ohio Farm Bureau will work to advance policy on issues important to you, including: rural broadband, timber management, water quality, and the local food supply chain. County leaders will meet with policy makers to bring to light these and other policy issues during virtual Ag Week at the Capital, Feb. 15-19.

Education. The Farm Bureau aims to ensure a prosperous future for your farm business and the agricultural industry in Hocking County. In 2021 we invite you to attend the Farm Tax Talk Webinars. Farm employers will have an opportunity to fulfill The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation safety requirements through Ohio Farm Bureau’s Cultivating Safe Farm Operations  online training. The county Farm Bureau will host member education sessions on land management and conservation issues.

Youth. In 2021 the county Farm Bureau will provide scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Students can apply for additional scholarship opportunities from Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, county Farm Bureaus, commodity organizations and other agriculture groups.

The Hocking County Farm Bureau and Ohio State University Center for Cooperatives will engage high school students in the Youth Cooperative Leadership Experience. The virtual program will reveal pathways to agricultural careers in cooperatives, support industries, research and education.

The Hocking County Farm Bureau will show strong support for county youth, purchasing market animal projects at the 2021 Hocking County Junior Fair Sale.

The Hocking County Farm Bureau Little Book Barn Library boosts ag literacy by providing local youth an opportunity to check out books about agriculture.

Savings and Discounts. Farm Bureau members can take advantage of new member benefits in 2021, including Farm Bureau Bank and Great Lakes Ag Labor Service. Click to download a complete list of member benefits.

Local Events. Hocking County looks forward to reuniting with members for fun, fellowship and community building when it is safe to gather in 2021. Local events will provide farm family entertainment, socializing with friends and neighbors, and celebrate our county’s rural heritage.

You can help the Hocking County Farm Bureau cultivate our community in 2021 by renewing your Ohio Farm Bureau membership and inviting others to join Farm Bureau. To join or renew by phone call the county office (740) 474-6284, M-F, 8-4:30 p.m.

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