Athens-Meigs County Farm Bureau hosted the first annual Spring Member Only Soil Testing Event on March 25-29 in conjunction with the Athens SWCD Office and the Meigs SWCD Office.

The first annual fall soil collection week was held in October. With members enjoying this localized member benefit, the Athens-Meigs Farm Bureau Board decided to team up with the Athens and Meigs SWCD offices to host the opportunity again in the spring. Members had the opportunity to collect two soil samples and deliver them to their county SWCD office between March 25-29 during normal business hours. Memberships were checked to be current and the samples were recorded by the SWCD. At the end of the week, the samples were sent off to the lab to get the necessary results. Once the results are completed, the members will receive them via email or mail. These results help them to determine what they may or may not need to add on their land this year before planting. 

This spring, Farm Bureau members brought in 50 different soil samples from Meigs County and 12 different soil samples in Athens County.

This is a project that adds value to our membership within the county. The program is offered for a week in the spring and a week in the fall. 

Interested in becoming a member to gain this awesome opportunity? Call the office at 740-201-2739 or join at

The mission of the Ohio Farm Bureau is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.

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Mandy Way

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Darke County Farm Bureau

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Clark County Farm Bureau

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Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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