Meet your Farm Bureau: County Board Secretary Annie Gosser

Meet Richland County’s Board Secretary, Annie Gosser. Gosser grew up helping her family farm grain and cattle in Tiro. After graduating from Buckeye Central High School, she earned a degree in agricultural business from Ohio State. She is married to Jacob. Besides Farm Bureau, she is very active with her church, Ladies Auxiliary for Tiro-Auburn Fire Department, and is a Public School Religion teacher.

What and where do you farm or work?

I farm 32 acres around the Shelby Settlement area and raise feeder pigs for freezer meat.

How long have you been a farmer?

I have been an active farmer, since I was young.

Why did you decide to be a farmer?

I enjoy raising animals and knowing that I am making a difference.

Why do you think it is important to know where your food comes from?

I think it is important to educate children and adults about the food supply chain, and that food does not just appear in stores.

What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?

The biggest challenge facing agriculture is teaching people where our food comes from and how we get it in grocery stores.

What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity?

My favorite event is the county fair!

What Farm Bureau programs are you most active in?

I am most active with Young Ag Professionals (YAP) and the county fair.

What are your hobbies besides farming?

Besides farming, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would travel to Hawaii or someplace warm, because it’s relaxing, and I like to see the clear blue water.