Haley Davis is organization director for Hancock, Hardin, Seneca and Wyandot counties. She previously served as organization director in Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland Counties.
In her organization director role, she is a liaison between the 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 is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in bachelor’s animal and nutritional sciences and a minor in public relations.
What is something you can point to that has been accomplished thanks to the joint efforts of farmers and community members in your area?
In my previous district, Richland County hosted an event called Farm to Plate. This program was held in cooperation with community partners: FFA, YMCA and the hospital. Chefs prepared seasonal foods at a local farmers market throughout the summer. Attendees received recipes, watched the chefs cook market-fresh foods and sample the finished product. “Market Money” was available for purchase for attendees and then used to buy ingredients at the market at a reduced cost. At the end of the season, a raffle winner will received a dinner for four prepared by one of the featured chefs.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau member benefit?
Tell us about one big project one of your counties has planned or has recently conducted.
Hardin County recently hosted a Farm Safety Summit, a two-day event that encompassed hands-on training for firefighters, farmers, employers and youth. Hardin County Farm Bureau had a Grain C.A.R.T (Comprehensive Ag Rescue Trailer) for local fire departments to use for demonstrations and to practice with, as well as had workers’ compensation safety meeting, a tractor certification program and test. There also was a tractor driving course for youth.
The Farm Safety Summit focused on giving each person an inside look at farm safety, how they can make a difference, and save lives through prevention and rescue.