President Ralph Coffman conducted the Washington County Farm Bureau annual meeting of members on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at the Washington County Career Center, Marietta. At this meeting the members voted on proposed policies and selected Trustees for the Board of Trustees as well as Delegates to the Ohio Farm Bureau 2015 Annual Meeting.
Hugh Coffman was awarded the Hall of Fame award while Dean McCoy and Bonnie Witten received the President’s Award at the meeting.
A safety themed program was presented by Sheriff Mincks, Marietta Police and the State Highway Patrol. Topics covered included SMV signs, moving of large equipment and ATV use on and near roadways.
Several elected officials were in attendance including State Rep. Debbie Phillips, Emily Poe, aide with State Rep. Andy Thompson, Sheriff Mincks, County Commissioner David White, and County Auditor Bill Ferguson along with several candidates.
Young Ag Professional to Washington, D.C. attendee, Scott McDermott, gave a brief overview of his recent trip. Scholarship winners were recognized.
The gavel of the president was transferred from Ralph Coffman to the new county president Allen Clark.