Darke County Farm Bureau will recognize the past year’s accomplishments and adopt policies for the coming year at the organization’s annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. We would like to invite all members to our annual meeting and candidate’s reception. The candidate’s reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at Romer’s Catering located at 118 E. Main St. in Greenville.
After dinner, our guest speaker will be Kristin Reese. Kristin is a farm mom from Baltimore, Ohio. She, along with her husband Matt, editor of Ohio’s Country Journal, and two small children Campbell and Parker, love their life on their small family farm. Kristin grew up on a farm and still works alongside her parents and in-laws. Together they raise sheep, grass and alfalfa hay, meat rabbits, meat chickens, laying hens, a number of garden crops, and Christmas trees.
Kristin is also the owner of Local Flavor Foods, a small private cooking business that seeks to build upon the rich tradition of high quality food production in Ohio. She specializes in customized private meals featuring fresh and nutritious foods that support the local economy and allow customers to enjoy some of Ohio’s local flavor.
Kristin serves on the US Farm and Ranch Team, USFRA volunteer, Ohio Farm Bureau member, Action team member for Food and Animal Issues, AgriPower Class IV, a spokesperson for the National Corn Growers and United Soybean Board through CommonGround and Kristin sits on the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Board of Trustees. You can learn more about Kristin on her webpage.
Marilyn Morrison, president of the Darke County Farm Bureau, said the annual meeting will focus on finalizing policy suggestions which will be carried to the Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in November. This is also a great time to hold up our volunteers that have worked hard throughout the year promoting agriculture. “We are also excited to have Kristin Reese speak to our organization on how to further engage in the farmer consumer dialogue.”
Dinner tickets for this event are $10 each and may be purchased at the Farm Bureau’s office for more information or RSVP please call the Farm Bureau office at 855-335-1471.