Welcome to Morrow County Farm Bureau’s first trustee spotlight! Every month, we will feature spotlight blogs on board members so you can get to know them a little better.
Our first spotlight blog features Morrow County Farm Bureau’s board president, Heather Goodman. Heather was born and raised in Cardington, Ohio and graduated from Cardington-Lincoln High School. She has an associate’s degrees from Ohio State University ATI in crop science and floral design. To learn more about Heather, read her interview below.
Besides Farm Bureau, how are you active in the community (church/civic groups/school/etc.)? I also serve as secretary on our Cardington FFA Farm Association Board.
What and where do you farm? I am a corn, soybean, and wheat farmer from Morrow County mostly in the Cardington area.
How long have you been a farmer and was your family in farming? I am a third-generation farmer on my family farm and I have been around it my entire life.
Why did you decide to be a farmer? I farm because since I was a little girl I have been riding in tractors and combines watching and helping my family take care of the land and provide a living. Farming is a way of life; it’s not just a job, it’s a passion and it’s something I have seen my family do for many years.
What do you love about farming? It’s not easy and every year is different, it takes hard work and determination, and you never know what lies around the corner when you go to work each day. I still get to “play” in the dirt as an adult and make a living out of it and provide food for not only my family but others. Have you ever driven by a field when you can just start to row the corn, or see a bean plant push up a dirt clod determined to make it out of the ground, and all that happened because of something you did?…what’s not to love?!?
Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from? I believe knowing where your food comes from and the work that goes into putting it on your table should make you feel better about what you are eating and feeding your family. Knowing that the same food we grow, we eat.