The Ohio Farm Bureau Property Protection Program has been in existence for more than 40 years. During that time, it has provided much publicity and has been said to be a deterrent to crime in rural areas.
The reward is paid to both Farm Bureau members and nonmembers who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone who committed arson, malicious injury to property, burglary or other felonies on a Farm Bureau member’s property. It also is paid for the arrest and felony conviction of those who steal a Farm Bureau member’s car, truck, tractor or self-propelled equipment.
At least one $2,500 reward sign or sticker must be displayed prominently on a member’s property or vehicle at the time of the offense to qualify for the service. Below is a letter that can be sent to neighbors letting them know they can earn the $2,500 reward for reporting crimes on members’ property. The letter also explains how neighbors can join Farm Bureau and take advantage of the property protection program themselves. Members who send the letter are encouraged to follow-up with a visit.