The meeting allowed leaders to learn from each other and work on programming ideas for 2024.Read More
The 2023 Hog Wild Contest came to an end Saturday with the winners being announced at the Main Stage of the Jackson County Apple Festival. Congratulations to Total Media- Pig Wilson, Editor of the TeleHAM; the people of Jackson County have voted you the TOP HOG of the county by contributing over 128,120 votes or $1,281.20 in your pig in just seven days! Your grand total for both Rounds 1 & 2 is $1,582.74. The People’s Choice Award went to Leedy Angus Farm – Bee the Light, which collected 97,149 votes in their pig tallying $971.49 in the first round of voting alone. This year’s Most Creative/Original Hog Award went to Jerry’s Do It Center – Chris P Bacon and the most Facebook Likes winner was Total Media – Pig Wilson, Editor of the TeleHAM with 324 likes.
This year was another record breaking year for the Hog Wild Contest with a total of 934,413 votes or $9,344.13 cash! We had 40 hogs participate, which means 40 businesses competed to see who could decorate their hog and get out and get the most votes (money) raised for scholarships and other youth activities that we get requests for in Jackson and Vinton counties.
This contest started out giving one scholarship, and now because of this event, we proudly give six scholarships and will continue to increase that number each year. Thank you to all of the businesses who participated in the Hog Wild Contest this year!
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.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.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.Leadership development
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.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.Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.Groovy Plants Ranch
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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
$3,000 was raised for our three local FFA chapters!Read More
Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau took part in the “Pink Party on Portsmouth” that was held on Saturday, Oct. 7. This event…Read More
Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau held its Annual Meeting/Members Only Event Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 at Parks Edge Event Center.Read More
Lauren Gardner, Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Board member, attended the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience in Washington, D.C. Sept. 12-14. For…Read More
Wyatt Bates of Wheelersburg is serving on the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau sponsored the dinner for the OSU Extension Woodland Management and Oak Regeneration program. We are always happy…Read More