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Darke County Farm Bureau is excited to announce a Commercial Driver’s License Grant- new for 2024! $500 grants are available to applicants pursuing a Commercial Driver’s License, with intent for agricultural use. 

CDL Grant


Darke County Farm Bureau is dedicated to supporting students who are pursuing a CDL, with the intent to use for agricultural use. Agriculture use could include but is not limited to: transportation of agricultural goods, products to and from the farm, hauling livestock, etc. The agricultural use is left up to determination of the county Farm Bureau board of trustees.


1. Must be a Darke County resident.

2. Applicant must be age 18-25. Identification must be provided if requested by the Darke County Board of Trustees.

3. Applicant must be a Darke County Farm Bureau member. (If you are not a Darke County Farm Bureau member, please follow this link to join now or call us at 937-335-1471)


For more information, or to apply, click here. Applications are due April 1 by 5 p.m.


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

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
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.
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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
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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

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