Hocking County Farm Bureau

The Hocking County Farm Bureau is the largest membership organization in Hocking County and is focused on all aspects of those working in the agricultural industry. Hocking County Farm Bureau was organized in 1920 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1948.

Hocking County Farm Bureau is one of 86 county Farm Bureaus that make up the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. In 2021, Hocking County had 367 active members. Active members are identified as anyone whose livelihood depends on the agricultural industry. 

Hocking County Farm Bureau is led by an elected board consisting of nine trustees. Those currently serving as county board trustees are:

  • Stephanie Blackford – Washington Twp. – President
  • John Brenneman – Washington Twp. – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Thelma Farmer – Falls Twp.
  • Larry Kienzle- Marion Twp. – Vice President
  • David Libben – Falls Twp.
  • Garry Meyer – Good Hope Twp.
  • Larry Mosure – Washington Twp. 
  • Betty Shaw – Marion Twp.
  • John Walker – Falls Twp.

The mission of Farm Bureau is “Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.” The Hocking County Farm Bureau recently adopted the following policies during its 2021 county annual meeting: 

  • Increase and support local drug prevention initiatives justification. 
  • Encourage efforts to train and equip a work ready force with skills, knowledge, and abilities. Support Hocking College in their endeavors. 
  • Support landowner rights in the decision making process regarding oil/gas/energy development on their property.
  • Encourage universal rules on roundabout infrastructure size and use.
  • Work with the state to have a flashing light and a 50 mph zone installed at SR 33 and 374 at Rockbridge.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hocking County Farm Bureau, the dues are $79 per year, plus an optional donation of $5 for the AGGPAC fund, which supports better government. You can contact the Hocking County office at 740-474-6284.

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

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
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

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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

Hansen's Greenhouse
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

Policy Development
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

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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