Farm Bureau group meets in Seymour

Jackson County Farm Bureau met Feb. 28 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance office on Airport Road in Seymour.

President Marcia Monroe opened the meeting, and secretary Olga Otte took roll call.

Mallory Meyer, the new regional manager, introduced herself, and Otte led devotions about Valentine’s Day.

The group presently is planning to combine the organization’s 100th anniversary party with the annual meeting in August. That event is tentatively set for Aug. 20 at the insurance office in Seymour.

Richard Beckort reported a master gardener program is in the works, and David Rust reported on the Indiana Young Farmers Conference. He then requested reimbursement, which was granted.

Keegan Poe, interim regional manager, reported the legislature has been farmer-friendly this session.

A thank-you letter was read from Brownstown FFA members who had received a check for the national conference sponsorship.

Jackson County Farm Bureau achieved a silver level and was given $50 in matching funds, which the group voted to send to Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry in Seymour as part of the 100 pounds for 100 years campaign.

The group also voted to send $300 to 4-H for sponsorship and $100 to the Jackson County Public Library to support reading programs.

Nina Vehslage resigned from scrapbook keeper, and her replacement is being sought.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at the Airport Road office. All members are invited and should go to the side door near the back of the building.

The group hopes to be able to hold its meeting in January or February 2020 in the new Ag-Science and Research Farm building at Freeman Field.