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Union County Farm Bureau has partnered with Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton on the Farm Watch Crime Prevention Program. 

This program is modeled after Neighborhood Watch. Farm Watch takes the “neighbors looking out for neighbors” concept to the commercial level, creating a partnership between farmers, law enforcement, and other organizations that represent  agriculture businesses interests. The Farm Watch philosophy is straightforward—Take control of what happens in your community and lessen your chances of becoming a victim.

Farm Watch signWhen criminal activity happens in rural areas of the county, the sheriff’s department will send the county Farm Bureau office the crime report. The Farm Bureau office will then put the information out to our members via an e-blast and on social media. We are currently working to get signs made that rural residents can post that say that their property is a part of the Farm Watch. 

Signs have been designed and printed for Farm Bureau members and community members to post on their property. If you are a Farm Bureau member, this program pairs nicely with our Property Protection ($5,000 reward) sign

To pick up your sign, visit Heritage Cooperative at 15090 Scottslawn Rd, Marysville, OH 43040 or at the Union County Extension office at 18000 OH-4, Marysville, OH 43040. 

For more information or questions please call the Farm Bureau office at 800-451-8908 or email [email protected]

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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