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Counties honored for outstanding farming programs

• Jan 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Twenty-one county Farm Bureaus were honored with achievement awards for outstanding programming over the past year during the 100th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 6 and 7.

“Our county Farm Bureaus are the heart of our organization,” said Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president Adam Sharp. “Our members know what their communities need and help make good things happen.”

Volunteer Farm Bureau members judged the projects, which represent excellence in local activities that support Ohio Farm Bureau’s strategic efforts. Those include programs to strengthen the organization and build membership, affect public policy, promote agriculture and enhance the organization’s relationship with long-standing partner Nationwide. The counties were placed in four divisions based on the size of their membership.

Collaboration Awards also were presented to county Farm Bureaus that worked together to create unique and effective programming.

Top counties awarded included:

Carroll: Sowing the Seeds for Agriculture’s Future.

Clark: Farm Day.

Columbiana: Breakfast on the Farm.

Coshocton: The Little Farmer Zone.

Fayette: Farm to Fork Charity Dinner.

Greene: Celebrating Ohio’s Corn Crop.

Hancock: Kids Dream Day.

Lake: Barn Painting.

Lawrence: Bringing the Farm to You.

Licking: Virtual Field Trips.

Lorain: Agricultural Outreach and Education Partnership.

Mercer: What is Your Soil’s Health.

Montgomery: After School Ag “Agriculture is Everywhere.”

Morgan: Think F.A.S.T. – Farm & Ag Safety Training.

Paulding: Farmer Share Breakfast/County Farm Bureau Day at the Fair.

Putnam: Farm Safety Day Camp.

Ross: M.A.D.E. on the Farm.

Scioto: Conservation School … Is Cool!

Van Wert: Ag Pavilion and Food Stand.

Wayne: “SAFE FARMS” Facility.

Wood: Crafting Cocktails with Herbs.

Collaboration Awards were presented to:

Seneca and Sandusky: Beginning Farmers Financial Series.

Butler, Hamilton, Montgomery and Preble: Farm Safety IS a Big Deal.

Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Wayne: “SAFE FARMS” Facility.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is to work together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more about the organization at ofbf.org.

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