The Nationwide and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety’s Manure Pit Safety Simulator will be available for four training sessions for first responders and farmers to help keep ag workers and their families safe.Read More
Crawford County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Sept. 12 at Reinhard Farms. This year featured a farm to plate dinner from local producers with live music and square dancing provided by Luke Rietschlin and company.
The farm to plate dinner was sourced from local foods and producers. The salad lettuce mix was from The Edible Landscapes. The entrée was a pork loin roast from Center Street Meat Co., smoked by Kenny Stiverson. Sides of sweet corn and a variety of squash were donated by The Pickwick Place and catering was provided by Eats and Events by Emily. Homemade pies for dessert came from Bread, Butter and Beyond. Centerpieces were created by The Flower Barn and served as door prizes along with a beef tote bundle from Center Street Meat Co. Everyone had at their place setting, a bag of kettle corn popcorn from Rader’s Ice Cream and Kettle Corn, which was donated by Tyler Schneider. Square dancing followed dinner.
Business included trustee and delegate elections and public policies were voted on and approved. Rose Reer was inducted into the Crawford County Ag Hall of Fame; Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau award winner was announced as Eileen Eisenhauer, the county office administrator; and scholarship recipients Logan Hanes and Abi Brocwell were recognized.
Your 2023-2024 Farm Bureau trustees are Eric Hanes, president; Brandie Finney, vice-president; Alissa Cramer, secretary; Adam McGinnis, treasurer; Lydia Feik; Kendra Hudson; Steve Reinhard, Kayle Roe, Edwin Schneider and Tyler Schneider.
In Crawford County, Farm Bureau looks for ways to impact and improve the community. We strive to keep strong relationships with elected officials so that rural interests are not neglected when rules are being made. We want consumers to have reliable source of information as well as access to wholesome foods.
Above all, the county Farm Bureau Board of Trustees is the very heart and strength of the organization. Locally there are 16 trustee seats on the board. Agriculturalist members or Young Ag members, or their spouses, whose dues are paid, are eligible for the office of trustee. All trustees must live, work, or have an active agricultural interest in the county.
There are six open seats on the Crawford County Farm Bureau board. Trustees are asked to attend board meetings, serve on committees with other volunteers and help direct the work of the county Farm Bureau. Our next meeting is November 21, and new volunteers and ideas are welcome.
If you’d like more information about Farm Bureau, or better still you’d like to serve as a trustee or help with some of our projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact one of the county trustees, or contact the county office at (419) 747-7488 or [email protected].
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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
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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
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Crawford County (Ohio) Farm Bureau Scholarship fund: two scholarships of $500 will be awarded annually.Read More
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