Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton was awarded $2,600 to support its ongoing Maple Syrup and Candle Dipping education programs that serve more than 6,000 students and their families every year. Pictured from left are Farm Bureau Organization Director Christy Montoya, Montgomery County public policy action team leader Tom Hertlein, OFBF Foundation board member Janice Welsheimer, OFB Foundation Executive Director Chris Baker, Aullwood Executive Director Alexis Faust, farm assistant Jennifer Starcher and Aullwood Education Specialist Tara Pitstick.
Canton City Schools was awarded $3,000 for the STEAMM’d Vegetables project in Stark County. Through the program students learn about agriculture and entrepreneurship by growing vegetables indoors then planting the starts and cultivating the vegetables in an outdoor garden. Pictured with OFB Foundation Executive Director Chris Baker, left, are Steam Academy Director Bernard Caldwell and Stark County Farm Bureau President Tera Wentling.