Madison-Plains FFA receives help from Madison County Farm Bureau


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From left are Steve Berk, organizational director of Madison County Farm Bureau, and members of the Madison-Plains FFA Community Development Committee, Dillian Rice, Colleen Finney and Sarah Depugh.

From left are Steve Berk, organizational director of Madison County Farm Bureau, and members of the Madison-Plains FFA Community Development Committee, Dillian Rice, Colleen Finney and Sarah Depugh.


Courtesy photo | Madison-Plains FFA

Members of the Madison-Plains FFA Community Development Committee recently received a visit from Madison County Farm Bureau organizational director Steve Berk.

The committee is planning to hold a seminar series on issues impacting agricultural landowners. Meetings will be held on selected Wednesdays in the months of January and February in the Madison-Plains agriculture education classrooms and will feature presentations on variety of agricultural landowner topics.

Berk discussed the following key landowner issues with the Community Development Committee:

• Current Agricultural Use Evaluation (agriculture tax)

• Conservation programs

• Farm Bill

• Land succession planning

• Alternative energy

• Land leases (pipelines)

• Rural/urban interface (zoning issues)

“The committee members would like to thank Berk for his time and expertise,” a spokesperson said..

The Madison-Plains FFA and Agriculture Education Department will be publishing the seminar schedule in late December.

For more information contact the Madison-Plains Agriculture Education Department at 740-490-0664 during school hours.

Report submitted by Madeline Manning, assistant M-P FFA reporter.

From left are Steve Berk, organizational director of Madison County Farm Bureau, and members of the Madison-Plains FFA Community Development Committee, Dillian Rice, Colleen Finney and Sarah Depugh.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_MPFarmBureauVisitpiccol.jpgFrom left are Steve Berk, organizational director of Madison County Farm Bureau, and members of the Madison-Plains FFA Community Development Committee, Dillian Rice, Colleen Finney and Sarah Depugh. Courtesy photo | Madison-Plains FFA

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