Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. In order to forge this partnership, Geauga County Farm Bureau hosts many meetings, seminars and activities to educate the community about agriculture related issues, how agriculture contributes to their county, their state, and the country. There are also scholarship and volunteer opportunities.
As a part of their community, the Geauga County Farm Bureau Board met with many local officials, trustees, and local agriculture organizations on April 3 to discuss oil and gas drilling in Geauga County. Keynote speakers included Joe Haas, a resident of Geauga County and President of Reserve Energy Exploration, as well as Dale Arnold, Director of Energy, Utility, and Local Government Policy of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. The purpose of the meeting was to brief engaged members of the community about what questions, concerns, and planning can be addressed and accounted for now before any consistent drilling takes place, as well as who has authority in addressing concerns regarding past, current, and future wells.
Geauga County Farm Bureau is also co-sponsoring (along with Western Reserve Farm Cooperative) the Geauga Tourism Drive-It-Yourself Tour on May 5. The tour will include over 20 stops throughout Geauga County and showcase many of Geauga’s agricultural gems, including Hastings Dairy LLC in Burton, which also hosts dairy tours beginning in May.
Geauga County Farm Bureau has also confirmed that on Saturday, August 11, they will host a Dinner From the Farm at the Loretta Paginini School of Cooking, which will feature a seven course meal of items from Geauga County. Entertainment and county produced wines will also be available. More details to be announced.
For more information on the Geauga County Farm Bureau or the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, please visit the website , call the local county Farm Bureau Office at 800-410-4613, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.