The reorganization meeting of the Crawford County Farm Bureau trustee board was held at the Baker’s Pizza Hut in Bucyrus. President Brenda Kocher called the meeting to order. Officers were elected for the 2012-2013 program year. They are Vice-President: Charles Stockmaster, Secretary: Rose Hartschuh, and Treasurer: Chuck Shumaker. The regular meetings will be the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Action team leaders were also announced. For the Public Policy team, John Dick will be assisted by Tim Flock. For the Communications team, Rose Hartschuh will be assisted by Allen Sanders. Steve Reinhard will serve as Membership chairperson. For the Organization team, Charles Stockmaster will be assisted by Jason Hartschuh. For the Food and Animal Issues team, Victoria Hartschuh will be assisted by Janel Hord and Amanda Wagner.
State Annual Meeting is coming up. The board voted to make a basket for the OFBF Foundation Auction. Rose will create the basket and Korre will take it to the annual meeting. Steve Reinhard (Crawford), Drew Eckert (Richland) and Cy Prettyman (Marion) are all running for state trustee for District 7 (Don Ralph is NOT seeking another term). Eddie Lou Meimer is running for the NW Ohio Women’s Trustee seat (Judy Loudenslager is NOT seeking another term).
The board also voted to sponsor lunch for teachers at the SWCD workshop. Other discussion included information on EASE training, a new OFBF communication program and the state Advisory Teams and the application procedures. The regular meetings will be held the THIRD TUESDAY of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Baker’s Pizza beginning in January.