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New staff in the County Farm Bureau office

 

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Kristen Conn, County Office Administrator

I am a graduate of Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in speech. I said would “never marry a farmer.” What does one do when a farmer walks into her life and sweeps her off her feet? Marry him!

I pursued a career in education for 22 years having leadership roles as an elementary supervisor, an administrative assistant and as a principal of a small Christian school. I also served as the administrative assistant to the athletic director at Cedarville University for one year. On July 31, 2017 I joined Farm Bureau as the county office administrator for Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.

I never really thought I had a rich background in agriculture — I grew up a city girl from Washington Court House, but my heritage proves differently. My great grandparents and grandfather owned and operated Deeds Brothers Dairy and Deeds Mills in Fairfield County.  My father was engaged heavily with Vo Ag in Hocking County while showing Herefords at the local fair as well as the Ohio State Fair. My father’s love for showing played a role in my life engaging me to become involved with agriculture through 4-H.  I was a 4-H participant in cooking, sewing and showing steers for nine years. I also served as the Fayette County Beef Queen.

I never thought agriculture would become a part of my everyday life, but it has now for 23 years. I am married to Glenn Conn, who is co-owner and operator with his brother, of Conn Farms Inc. in Jeffersonville. We live on the farm with our two children. Ethan is a freshman at Southern State studying agriculture production and Kyler is a sophomore at Miami Trace.

I am thankful for the opportunity to assist and “work together with Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.”

 

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Allison Crouch, Wilmington College Intern

I am Allison Crouch and I am from Jefferson in Ashtabula County. Back home, I help on my family’s farm. We have an aquaculture facility, raising yellow perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and bluegill for market, as well as producing a large hay crop. I am currently a junior at Wilmington College where I am majoring in agriculture education with a concentration in agronomy. I also serve on the Wilmington College Collegiate Farm Bureau’s board as the membership officer.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Office Number: (937) 382-4407