Commissioners talk Job & Family Services, 2023 Agriculture Achievement Award

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GREENVILLE—The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss Job & Family Services. Commissioners Marshall Combs and Larry Holmes were present. Commissioner Matt Aultman was absent.

The board approved Resolution (R-93-2023) to approve revenue and appropriations increases, for a new 2022 Ohio ARPA Protective Service Grant.

The project period for these awards began August 1, 2022, with an end date of September 30, 2024. There is no required match for the funding, awards are provided to Darke County Job & Family Services.

Funds received under this grant are intended to supplement, not replace, existing funding for APS that are currently provided by states and local government. Existing funds for an existing project or activities may not be displaced by federal funds and reallocated for other organizational expenses. The funding through this opportunity must add to current funding levels, not be used to replace funding. Funding under this opportunity may be used to serve any APS client who meets Ohio’s statutory criteria for client eligibility for APS services.

All funds must be spent in ways consistent with the Elder Justice Act Section 2042(b), the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Total revenue and appropriations increase is $45,454.54.

Next, the board presented the 2023 Agriculture Achievement Award, Advocacy Award & Darke Co. Young Farmer Award to King’s Poultry Farm, of Versailles, Ohio.

Courtesy photo.

Since the Nation’s earliest days, farming communities have been a bedrock of our society. In a letter to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson famously stated that agriculture, “is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”

The board expressed gratitude to King’s Poultry for all their hard work, dedication, and foresight to help make Darke County a better place to live, work and raise a productive crop.

“We are happy to see your name added to those who came before you that were named the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Advocacy Award winner,” Commissioner Holmes said.

The Darke County Board of Commissioners hold regular session every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information contact the commissioner’s office at 937-547-7370.