Here’s how Carroll County Farm Bureau worked on behalf of members in 2023. Thank you for your membership! AFBF County…Read More
Here’s how Carroll County Farm Bureau worked on behalf of members in 2023. Thank you for your membership!
- AFBF County Activity of Excellence – Check YOUR Engine – Mental Health Awareness project was awarded 1 of 24 CAE awards in the country. Jan. 5 – 10, volunteers promoted the project at the American Farm Bureau annual convention held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Check Your Engine – Mental Health Awareness Campaign – This project is an effort to focus on the mental health of farmers. In partnership with the ADAMHS board of Carroll and Tuscarawas counties and mental health professionals from Harrison and Jefferson counties.
- Ag Day at the Capital – County leaders shared key policy concerns during meetings with state legislators and heard from Gov. Mike DeWine and Director of Agriculture Brian Baldridge.
- Eggstravaganza – 270 kids, from all over, came to enjoy the 3rd annual Carroll County Eggstravaganza to learn about all different types of agriculture. Ten different community organizations gave fun presentations and distributed goodies at each station.
- Breakfast on the Farm – 75 attendees came to Dusty Lane Farms and were served blueberry sausage and pancakes.
- Policy Resource Meeting – Area business leaders and Farm Bureau members gathered in June to voice concerns they noticed in Carroll County. The county board took those concerns and developed policies to be voted on at the local, state and national levels.
- County Fair Nachos – Free pulled pork nachos were provided at the Carroll County Fair. This provided a great opportunity for Farm Bureau board members and volunteers to discuss the value of being a member. A HUGE shoutout to Moorecrest Farms for providing the pulled pork for the nachos and to those who helped serve and prepare the nachos.
- Tailgate to Touchdowns Part 1 – The first of two Tailgate to Touchdowns was at the Carrollton High School Football game! The Carrollton fall sports teams competed against each other playing challenging games in front of the stands. A meal was provided for a recommended $5 donation. A little over $1200 was collected in donations to be put toward our scholarship fund.
- Tailgate to Touchdowns Part 2 – The second of two Tailgate to Touchdowns was at the Sandy Valley High School Football game! The Sandy Valley FFA assisted with this event by serving meals and providing games for attendees to enjoy. A meal was provided for a recommended $5 donation. Additional donations were collected to be put toward our scholarship fund.
- County Annual Meeting – Members gathered to vote for board trustees, approve financials and minutes, vote on delegate representation at the OFBF Annual Meeting and to establish local policies and policies to be proposed at OFBF and AFBF, all while celebrating the successes of the county Farm Bureau and our amazing members.
- Straight From The Heart – Our annual four-county Straight from the Heart Women’s Wellness Day happened Oct. 14. There were presenters on many different topics (food prep, decorating, self-defense, health and well- being, wine pairing with foods, etc.) for breakout sessions and two keynote speakers. This day included three meals, presenter/speaker gifts, goodie bags, centerpieces and door prizes galore.
- Online Buy Local Directory – This is a new platform for members to publish the products and services they provide. This is a solution for many members to have a resource that could generate more income. In addition, this is a public website that will prompt the public to buy local goods and services.
- Scholarships – $2000 was awarded to four students 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
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