COLUMBUS – Twenty-nine county Farm Bureaus, including Fayette County, were honored with Achievement Awards for outstanding programming over the past year during the 101st annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 4-5.
“Our county Farm Bureaus had some really great programming this year,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “Their contributions had a positive impact in the agriculture industry as well as local communities. It’s great to see our county Farm Bureaus so heavily invested in their communities.”
Fayette County was honored for its Discovery Camp program.
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 were also presented to county Farm Bureaus that worked together to create unique and effective programming.
Other top counties were:
Belmont: School Backpack Program
Carroll: Public Policy 2019 Programs
Coshocton: Breakfast on the Farm
Defiance: Farm Family Health Screening
Fulton: Breakfast on the Farm
Hamilton: Farm to Family Bloom to Grow
Harrison: Public Policy 2019 Programs
Henry: Farmers Provide Flood Relief
Jackson-Vinton: Breakfast with Santa on the Farm
Jefferson: Communications and Outreach 2019 Programs
Logan: County Agriculture Impact Fund Reverse Raffle
Lorain: Brunch with a Farmer
Mercer: Birdseye View into Agriculture
Montgomery: Grow Where You are Planted
Morrow: Farm Tour
Muskingum: Dinner on the Farm
Pike: Farm Family Retro Picnic and Rural Safety Day
Ross: MADE on the Farm
Shelby: Farm to Table and More
Tuscarawas: Public Policy 2019 Programs
Collaboration Awards were presented to:
Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert: Ag District Signup Days
Carroll and Tuscarawas: Sowing the Seeds for Agriculture’s Future
Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull: Farm, Business, Land and Homeowners Conference