During the January Board Meeting, the Coshocton County Board of Trustees discussed several local programs and partnerships. Highlights from the meeting include:

Breakfast on the Farm is March 5 at Lapp Farms. With our normal caterer not available, we are reaching out to local leaders and elected officials to help serve a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage. Anyone interested in helping with that event should reach out to any board member or email [email protected]

Workers’ Compensation Safety Meeting: Members who participate in the workers’ compentation group rating program are encouraged to attend the Ag Pro Expo Jan. 27. There will also be a safety meeting offered at 10 a.m. on March 5 following Breakfast on the Farm.

Coshocton County members will be attending Ag Day at the Capital on Feb. 16. Any local issues you would like shared with Rep. Kevin Miller or Sen. Jay Hottinger should be directed to Jenna Gregorich or Ashley Phillips.

Young Ag Professionals are looking forward to the Square Dance on Feb. 5 at M Event Centre. Members are free and RSVP’s are requested to be sure we have enough food (pizza, chips, cookies).

Sponsorships were approved including:

-CrowTown Throw Down Goat Show- Grand Champion banner and Doe Level Sponsor

-Coshocton County Soil & Water Gold Sponsor

-Kentucky Tornado Challenge (donations to the Kentucky Farm Bureau to support tornado victims)

-An Advertising Package with the Coshocton Beacon

-Membership in the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce

-Provide $10 per person toward the cost of attending the Eastern Ohio Women in Ag Conference held March 25 at FFA Camp Muskingum

-Sponsorship packages available for our local businesses to be a part of our events and programs, making their contributions easier for them to budget.

The board also met new District 12 State Trustee Kyle Walls.

Any questions about local programming or events can be sent to [email protected] or by calling the office at 740-452-2356.

Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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