Lindsay Shoup is organization director for Ashland, Medina, Summit and Wayne 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. She was named organization director in February 2017.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Ohio State University and a master’s in animal science, beef cattle nutrition from University of Illinois.
What is something you can point to that has been accomplished thanks to the joint efforts of farmers and community members in your area?
Medina County’s Season’s Harvest has been an annual event that has been a collaborative effort between farmers and community members for the last five years. Each year, a gourmet dinner is hosted at a Farm Bureau member’s farm and proceeds are donated to Feeding Medina County, a local charity. In 2016, Medina County Farm Bureau donated $20,000 for children’s and older adults programming!
What is your favorite Farm Bureau member benefit?
I most frequently use the Bob Evans discount, which is available through Member Savings Advantage.
Tell us about one big project one of your counties has planned or has recently conducted.
Summit County had a large fundraising event this summer. This event reaches out to the community and local businesses to invite folks to come and spend a evening in a lovely setting, enjoying a gourmet meal. Proceeds go to Akron’s Ronald McDonald House.