Growing Our Generation: Talking about the tough ag issues

Hi everyone! My name is Christen Clemson and my family and I farm in Trumbull County in northeast Ohio. Our farm is a former dairy farm that now produces row crops, mostly corn and soybeans (GMO and food grade). The farming operation includes myself, my brother, my mother and my grandmother. We have a bit of a unique operation: both my brother and I commute to the farm while holding off the farm jobs quite a distance away from the actual farm. My brother lives in Hahnville, La. working for Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and I am graduating with my Ph.D. in May from The Pennsylvania State University.

Even though my doctoral degree is not in an agriculturally related field, I try to stay actively involved in agriculture through the Farm Bureau. I am a member of my county board, have attended the Young Agricultural Professionals Conference for several years and am a graduate of Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Program. This program helped me make some wonderful friendships and invaluable contacts within Ohio’s agricultural community. I highly encourage you to take a look at the program!

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