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Ashtabula County Farm Bureau has been recognized by Ohio State University Extension for its support of county and statewide Extension programming and for taking an active role in promoting Ohio State University Extension in the county.
Ashtabula County Farm Bureau received the Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals Friend of Extension Award during the Ohio State University Extension Annual Conference at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University.
This award is given annually to recipients who were nominated by county, regional or state Extension staff for their outstanding service to Ohio State University Extension.
Organization Director Mandy Orahood said the county is working with Extension on a nutrient management phosphorous task force, which is a program to collect weather data to determine the percentage of days in area watersheds where manure or fertilizer application would be acceptable. The county conducted an Ag Day in conjunction with Extension where more than 1,000 first grade students learned about all aspects of agriculture from livestock to crops to fruits and veggies and everything in between. Bus transportation for all the schools in the county was paid by Extension and Farm Bureau.
Online extra: Read an article by David Marrison about the relationship between Ashtabula County and Extension.
Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
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