Farm Bureau represents
all facets of agriculture
By Jen Jones
COSHOCTON - For a century, the Coshocton County Farm
Bureau has been helping every level of agriculture – from
the farmer, to the truck drivers, to those who process the
food and fi nally to the grocery store. Th e bureau under-
stands that every one of these people is important to feed
Kayla Jones is the organization director of the local
farm bureau and has been in that position for two years.
She works with people in Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and
Licking counties. Jones said anyone can contact her with
questions or concerns – they don’t have to have a large
farm or a specifi c crop to contact the Farm Bureau.
Jones said the Farm Bureau is an advocacy organiza-
tion. “Our primary goal is to make sure that all laws and
policies put into place are not a hindrance to the agri-
cultural community.” Th e Farm Bureau works to build
relationships with elected oﬃ cials and with the younger
generations so they understand the importance of agri-
culture as they grow up and start thinking about careers.
Th e bureau also off ers its members benefi ts such as at-
torneys to help them understand the Ohio Revised Code.
Th ey also off er educational events and materials about
things such as oil and gas or solar leasing. Th ere is also
a protection program to help deter theft. “As the world
changes our focus adjusts as well to make sure we are
always meeting the needs of our members,” said Jones.
Th e Farm Bureau also hosts several special events
during the year. Recently, they hosted Breakfast on the
Farm and now they are planning their Dinner on the
Farm to be held Aug. 17. “Th is year’s dinner will be a cel-
ebration of 100 years of the Coshocton County Farm Bu-
reau and 100 years of Coshocton County 4-H,” said Jones.
More details about the dinner will be available soon.
Anyone who would like more information on the
Coshocton County Farm Bureau can contact Jones at
740-452-2356. Th e oﬃ ce is located at 1625A Sharon Ave.
in Zanesville and it is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to
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Dairy Banquet to be
held on March 29
COSHOCTON - Th e Coshocton County Dairy Service Unit
is pleased to be hosting the annual Coshocton County
Dairy Banquet on Friday, March 29, starting at 7 p.m. at
the Coshocton County Career Center.
Banquet highlights will include the crowning of the
Coshocton County Dairy King & Queen and the recogni-
tion of 4-H youth receiving the dairy achievement award.
Th e cost for the banquet is $10 for adults and $5 for
children 12 and under. Dinner will be served by the
Fresno United Methodist Church. Tickets can be paid for
at the door but pre-registrations are requested by March
22 so that adequate food can be prepared.
Reservations can be made by contacting the Co-
shocton County Extension oﬃ ce at 740-622-2265 or by
contacting one of the Dairy Service Unit board members.
Th ese board members include Kevin Lowe, Bill Daugh-
erty, Maureen Sturtz, Sally and Daryl Duncan, Chris and
Clayton King, Nancy Lahmers, Walter Mowery or Kathy
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