Beacon Tabs 2019 Down on the Farm - Page 12

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 the world. 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 4:30 pm. Be prepared for storm season. Get 24/7 power protection with a AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATOR Call today for your FREE in-home assessment! POWER FREE 7 YEAR YOU CONTROL AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATORS FACTORY WARRANTY 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 Steinebrey. 699 value when you show this ad! $ OH LIC 29165 Contributed | Beacon 12-B THE BEACON OH LIC 29165 0017_031319 MARCH 13, 2019