Doug Toops of Clark County was the featured editor of this week's Growing Our Generation e-newsletter

Growing Our Generation: Making hay when the sun shines

by Doug Toops

As a hay and straw farmer, I can’t help but think about how much I miss that summer heat at this particular moment. Between my father, younger brother and me, we farm about 200 acres of hay in Clark County on the Clark-Madison County line. Every year we work at becoming more efficient and bettering our customer relationships. Graduating from Ohio State University taught me an infinite number of invaluable things such as my love of the best damn band in the land and that I can always find someone to help me shout OH-IO at the top of our lungs. I am employed full time with KC Fencing Unlimited, LLC, where I have the best employers and fellow employees a guy could ask for.

I am very excited to see how the next two years play out with my time on the Young Ag Professionals State Committee because the folks involved with the committee are absolutely fantastic to work with! I am very grateful for the opportunities Farm Bureau is laying out in front of me, and Farm Bureau volunteers and staff are among the finest group of people I have had the pleasure of working with. I encourage anyone looking for an increased opportunity in agriculture – Farm Bureau has the resources to make that happen and all you have to do is get involved!


This blog is part of Toops’s turn as featured editor of the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter. Read the full e-newsletter or browse the archive of past issues.

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