is one of the twelve townships
of Defiance County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 932 people in the township.
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
No municipalities are located in Farmer Township, although the unincorporated community of Farmer is located in the township's center.
Name and history
It is the only Farmer Township statewide.
The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township clerk, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
Two significant highways in Farmer Township are State Route 2
, which travels from northeast to southwest through the western half of the township; and State Route 249
, which travels east-west through the center of the township and is concurrent
with State Route 2 for a short distance.