The Marion County Farm Bureau would like to encourage everyone to visit the Marion County Fair July 4 – 9. Check out this year’s schedule of Farm Bureau sponsored events!

The Feed Sack Decorating Contest judging will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 8, in the Coliseum. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. that day before Barnyard Olympics. Participants can pick up their feed sack to begin decorating after 11 a.m. Monday, on July 4, at the Junior Fair Board Office. There are team and individual divisions. Teams are two or more people in the same age category. Age groups are as follows: 8-year-olds and under, 9 to 10-year-olds, 11 to 13-year-olds, 14 to 15-year-olds, 16 to 18-year-olds, and 19-year-olds and older. There will be cash prizes for individual winners and milkshake tickets for team winners!

The Barnyard Olympics will begin on Friday, July 8, at 2 p.m. in the Coliseum. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m., so teams can check in to receive their numbered tags. All participants will receive a free milkshake voucher to the 4-H Milkshake Stand! Ag Credit will provide bottled water.

Come and join all the fun happening at this year’s Marion County Fair. The Marion County Farm Bureau is a proud supporter of the Junior Fair and would like to wish good luck to all of the participants showing their livestock and home projects at the fair.

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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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