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Buckeye Farm News
Fairfield County business communities come together
Bringing business leaders and farmers together in a cooperative manner was the purpose of the first annual Fairfield County Agriculture Update held recently at the county fairgrounds. More than 200 individuals were in attendance for this special event, which started off with an omelet breakfast.
“The partnership that we helped to forge between the farm service business community and the general business community in Fairfield County are just the right kind of bridges that need to be built as we look to share the farmer’s story with more and more people in our community,” according to John Torres, Fairfield County Farm Bureau’s organization director.
Delaware FB and local FFA chapter join forces to fight hunger
The Delaware County Farm Bureau introduced the Buckeye Valley FFA Chapter to the Farmers Feed Our Needs program, and now the proceeds from 12 acres of soybeans are earmarked to help a local food bank. The Delaware County Farm Bureau made contributions, Ohigro donated the seed and chemicals, and the Lehner family supplied the equipment needed to harvest the crop. Through this cooperative effort, the Buckeye Valley FFA will be able to help provide food to many individuals and families in Delaware County who are in need. “This is a great community project that will really help the less fortunate of Delaware County,” said Meghan Lehner, former Buckeye Valley FFA president and project coordinator.
Displaying an agricultural presence at the Stark County fairgrounds
Stark County Farm Bureau, with support from the Stark County Agricultural Society, developed a new interactive agricultural and Farm Bureau promotion at the Stark County Fair. The renovation of the old commercial building into the new agricultural exhibit resulted in tens of thousands of dollars of partner funding and contributions, and over 60 volunteers helping to staff the display. Part of the staffing came from Nationwide employees at the Nationwide Insurance Canton Service Center.