WARREN - The typical campaign yard sign doesn't adequately express the support one northeast Trumbull County resident has for the re-election of President Barack Obama.
So Joe Logan of Gustavus is going bigger, much bigger.
He's having one side of his 101-year-old barn at his Stoddard Hayes Road farm painted with the president's 2012 re-election campaign slogan, ''FORWARD." In a field of light blue, the word is in white letters with a rising sun over a field of red and white stripes in the letter ''O.'' The rising sun is the official campaign logo.
It will be beside another Obama logo and slogan painted in 2008 on a different side of the barn.
Some prep work was done Friday, but poor weather prevented the painting from being finished. It's expected to be complete today.
The painting is part of the campaign's ''It Takes One'' initiative, which asks supporters to take one action to support the president and ''grow the campaign,'' according to a news release.
Logan, a fifth-generation farmer at that location, said the agricultural industry has thrived under Obama, who Logan said began a broad campaign to stimulate agriculture early in his presidency, from rural energy to infrastructure.
''We think there is justification about rural America being extremely enthusiastic about the Obama administration,'' Logan said.
A former dairy farmer, Logan, along with a brother, now farm about 300 acres. They farm corn, soy, some beef cattle and even some maple syrup. Another brother farms about 800 acres, Logan said.
Michael McCandlish, Obama for America-Ohio Rural Vote director, said the campaign is shooting to have about 20 barns in the state painted with the logo.
The ''It Takes One'' initiative begins the 100 day countdown to Election Day.
''This election is going to be close,'' McCandlish said. ''Ohio is a battleground state. Places like Kinsman in Trumbull County, places like Scioto County and places in between, those are the true battlefields.''