Organization Director Profile: Ashley Rose

Ashley Rose is organization director for Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties. In this role, she is a liaison between county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau. She assists county groups as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations, serve members and affect positive change in their communities.

Rose graduated in 2016 from the Ohio State University with bachelor’s degrees in community leadership with a specialization in Extension education, and animal sciences. Previously, she graduated from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute with two associate’s degrees.

What is something you can point to that has been accomplished thanks to the joint efforts of farmers and community members in your area?

I am so proud of my members for their recent help with the Kansas Wildfire Relief efforts. Many of county boards I work with donated money, supplies, and some of my members donated their time by going out west to help in person. The stories my members have told me about their trip out west to help breaks my heart yet restores my faith in humanity. Kansas farmers were facing the biggest natural disaster they have ever seen and our Farm Bureau members really stepped up to bring them some relief. I have never been more proud of this organization.

What is your favorite Farm Bureau member benefit?

Member Savings Advantage

Tell us about one big project one of your counties has planned or has recently conducted?

Fayette County put on a Paddle and Learn water quality canoe float June 10. The county Farm Bureau teamed up with the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District to talk about how we can examine the water quality conditions of our local bodies of water. It’s was a family friendly program that included recreational fun and learning. The program ended with a water quality presentation and an ice cream social.