The Pickaway County Farm Bureau held their 87th Annual Meeting on August 20, 2015 at the farm of Ron Clifton. Approzimately 72 people attended the event catered by Corky Que and Rhoad’s Farm Market.
Scholarship Chair Marcy Prushing presented two $250 checks to Sydney Black and Morgan Moon. Sydney will major in Communications at Ohio University in Lancaster and Morgan will major in Social Studies and History Education at Miami University. Congratulations!
State Trustee and OFBF President Steve Hirsch spoke about the new membership model. We have not had a dues increase in 10 years. There will be 4 different kinds of members: the Active, the Community (associate), the Young Active and the Our Ohio Supporter. It’s very important to increase the dues in order for Farm Bureau to continue its great programs.
Active members voted on a proposed dues amount of $79.00. $60.00 will go to OFBF and $19 will stay in the county. The increase passed.
Public Policy Action Team Leader Bennett Musselman presented the policies, trustees and delegates to the 2016 OFBF Annual Meeting. The new trustees: Rick Howard, Ben Reynolds, Tom Blue and Annie Lohstroh join the rest of the board members which include: Mike Videkovich (President), Bennett Musselman, Rose Vargo-McFarland, Connie Angles, Adam Peters, Wesley Ebenhack, Marcy Prushing, Ellery Elick, Scott Metzger, Lee Radcliff, Bart Fannin and Jan Shannon. The delegates are: Mike Videkovich (secures seat as County President), Adam Peters, Marcy Prushing and alternate Jan Shannon.
Policies, new trustees and delegates were voted on and all passed.