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County Farm Bureau Round-up - February 2012
No matter what corner of the state you call yours, you’ll always find events, activities and opportunities available from Farm Bureau right in your backyard! Here’s a list of events, scholarships, meetings and more from Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus for February. Click the links with each item for more details.
Oil and Gas Leasing Informational Meetings
As oil and gas exploration increases across the state, many farmers and rural landowners are being approached about leasing their land for drilling. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Dale Arnold has been traveling the state, sharing what folks need to know prior to making any decisions on leasing offers. Here’s a list of where meetings will be held throughout the state for the month of February. Click the link with each date for meeting details.
County Farm Bureau Scholarships
Know a student pursuing and agriculture-related degree that can use a little tuition assistance? Many county Farm Bureaus offer scholarships throughout the year. Here’s a list of counties currently offering scholarships, along with their submission deadlines. Click the link with each for more details.
Adams County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 29 deadline
Allen County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 1 deadline
Brown County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 29 deadline
Clermont County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 16 deadline
Defiance County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 5 deadline
Fulton County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 8 deadline
Henry County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 5 deadline
Highland County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 29 deadline
Lucas County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 31 deadline
Monroe County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 12 deadline
Ottawa County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 31 deadline
Paulding County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 1 deadline
Perry County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 1 deadline
Pickaway County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 1 deadline
Putnam County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 1 deadline
Ross County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 1 deadline
Sandusky County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 6 deadline
Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 1 deadline
Williams County Farm Bureau Scholarship - April 5 deadline
Wood County Farm Bureau Scholarship - March 31 deadline
Get details on a number of scholarships also being offered by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Other agriculture organizations are also offering scholarships for students pursuing agriculture-related degrees.
More County Farm Bureau Events
Feb. 4 - Join Mercer County Farm Bureau for an update on agriculture legislation, regulation and other items that affect your daily life on the farm at this farm forum.
Feb. 5 - Medina County Farm Bureau will be matching donations made to local FoodBanks at a special event at Buehler's.
Feb. 9 - Muskingum County Farm Bureau is providing the latest information on ODOT rules and regulations affecting trucks and farm equipment.
Feb. 9 - Richland County Farm Bureau to host a dinner and discussion on proposed changes to Youth Labor Laws, and how they affect farm families. Reservations are due Feb. 7.
Feb. 11 - Meet your legislator and discuss agriculture issues in Darke, Preble, Miami and Mercer counties at this legislatie breakfast.
Feb. 13 - Western Ohio farmers are invited to an update on the new Ohio Livestock Care Standards. Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board members will be on hand to discuss the new standards affecting all farmers in Ohio with at least one farm animal.
Feb. 14 - Darke County Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee is hosting its annual community blood drive.
Feb. 16 - Just in time for tax season, Guernsey County Farm Bureau hosts a Farmland Tax Workshop.
Feb. 17 - Hamilton County Farm Bureau to host Legislative Luncheon at Montgomery Inn Boathouse.
Feb. 25 - Why are some farmers and rural landowners seeing noticeable increases to taxes on their farm land? Mahoning County Farm Bureau offers answers in this CAUV informational meeting.
Feb. 25 - Hamilton, Montgomery and Warren County Farm Bureaus invite local young agricultural professionals to a night of snow tubing at Perfect North Slopes.
Feb. 28 - Clark County Farm Bureau to host Estate Planning Informational Meeting.
Feb. 28 - Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams County Farm Bureaus invite members on a Greek Town Casino and Cabela’s Bus Trip.
March 14 - Mahoning County Farm Bureau to host program on Ag Law and Regulations and Ag Safety.
March 16-18 - Mercer County Farm Bureau Art Project, Through the Lens, to showcase the visual side of local agriculture during this special community presentation.
March 24 - Miami County Farm Bureau invites the community to partake in its annual Farmer’s Share Breakfast. Come enjoy a full breakfast for jut 50 cents, and help the hungry as well during the event.
June 19-22 - Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood County Farm Bureaus invite members to take a bus trip to tour John Deere's World Headquarters in Illinois and more.
Meet Clermont County Farm Bureau Trustee Carl Schoellman in this post.
Butler County Farm Bureau presents a $2,500 Reward to a county resident who provided information leading to the arrest and conviction of a criminal on a Farm Bureau member’s property. The $2,500 Reward Program is one of Ohio Farm Bureau’s most rewarding member benefits.
Southern Ohio Farm Bureau members are reminded of the opportunity to partake in the annual members-only Carribean Cruise.
Annual membership kickoff events are currently underway in all counties. Check the list for a county kickoff near you.
Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus offer members an opportunity to win $100 in free gas.
Follow your county Farm Bureau on Facebook!
Seventy-five of Ohio’s 88 counties now have their County Farm Bureau on Facebook. Check out links to all available county Farm Bureau Facebook Pages below, and give yours a “Like” today to stay up to date on what’s happening in your neck of the woods.
K - Knox County,
N - Noble County,
O - Ottawa County,
U - Union County,