Farm Bureau holds membership rally

The Belmont County Farm Bureau will kick-off the 2009 Membership campaign on Thursday, January 29th at Mid East Career & Technology center, Buffalo. The party will include dinner at 6 p.m. with registration to begin at 5:30 p.m.. Baking contest, bring your favorite baked good to enter in the contest to win a prize, and Guest Speaker Larry Gearhardt, Attorney with the Ohio Farm Bureau on the new Line Fence Law. The meal is free for Farm Bureau members and there is a $10 charge for non-members to attend. Reservations are needed.

"Anyone who's interested in learning the new law on line fencing and helping grow the county Farm Bureau is invited," said T J Jefferis, Belmont County membership coordinator. "During the event we'll learn what Farm Bureau is all about. It's a great start to membership!"

T. J. Jefferis and Brenda Hoskinson will lead the membership campaign and provide volunteers with the materials and support needed to carry out the membership drive. The kick-off will also review Farm Bureau's accomplishments and provide volunteers with information they can use to answer questions about the organization.

"Volunteering for Farm Bureau is more than just fun," Jefferis said. "Folks can gain leadership experience, become more involved in their community, and learn the information needed to construct line fencing according to the new law. There's something for everyone."

For more information and to register contact the county office at 740-425-3681.