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Farm bureau leaves lasting memory of 100th anniversary

| May 23, 2019

By early afternoon, Scott Hagan was ready to add color to the Ohio Farm Bureau centennial logo he painted on the agricultural hall at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds. Josie Sellers | beacon

COSHOCTON – The Ohio Farm Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary by leaving its mark on barns in different locations in Ohio, including Coshocton County.

Scott Hagan, who is known as the barn artist, spent May 21 at the fairgrounds painting the Ohio Farm Bureau centennial logo on the agricultural hall.

“We want to get our name out there and let people know we exist,” said Kayla Jones, Coshocton County Farm Bureau Organization Director. “We are 100 years strong and look forward to the next 100 years. We are not going anywhere.”

Hagan was picked for the project because of previous work he’s done for the farm bureau.

“He is a farm bureau member and does a fantastic job,” Jones said. “He did all the bicentennial barns in Ohio. He was the obvious choice for us.”

Hagan enjoyed traveling around Ohio and painting its bicentennial logo on barns and is looking forward to this new anniversary project.

Scott Hagan, known as the barn artist, painted this red, white and blue Ohio Farm Bureau centennial logo, on the side of the agricultural hall at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds. Josie Sellers | Beacon

“It’s pretty cool to go back to places I’ve painted barns before and get to rekindle relationships,” he said.

The Ohio Farm Bureau logo he painted on the agriculture hall is 10 feet and took him from late morning to early evening to complete.

“This building is metal so it’s a little harder to work around, but the results are real nice and lasting,” Hagan said.

The agriculture hall faces Seventh Street and can be easily seen by people who pass by.

“We asked the fairgrounds for permission to do this because it’s a great location,” Jones said. “We have a lot of dual members so it was an easy conversation. We don’t have a specific event planned to celebrate the painting, but we will highlight it during the fair.”

The Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen communities. To learn more about the farm bureau, visit ofbf.org. Information on Hagan and more photos of his work can be found online at barnartist.com.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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