Welcome to Crawford County Farm Bureau’s October trustee spotlight! Every month, we will feature spotlight blogs on board members so you can get to know them a little better. This month, we feature Crawford County Farm Bureau’s board treasurer. Tom Daiber has been a member for 39 years and has served on the board since 2012.
Daiber is originally from the Crawford and Wyandot County line area. His family was involved in dairy and crop farming when he was a child. He graduated from Wynford High School in 1971. After high school, he attended The Ohio State University where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After college, he taught ag and served as an FFA Advisor for 35 years. He is married and has three kids and four grandchildren. Besides Farm Bureau, Tom is involved in Trinity Evangelical Church in Upper Sandusky and is an active Wynford FFA Alumni.
What and where do you farm? I farm around the Crawford-Wyandot County line.
How long have you been a farmer? I have been a farmer for as long as I can remember.
Why did you decide to be a farmer? I decided to be a farmer because I just love to grow things.
What do you love about farming? I love the independence.
Why do you think it is important to know where your food comes from? I think it is important to know where your food comes from – we all should know.
What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture? The biggest challenge facing agriculture is that there is not enough to go around.
Why are you active (the biggest benefit) in Farm Bureau? I am active so I can give back to our community.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity? My favorite event is the Farmer’s Share Breakfast.
What Farm Bureau programs are you most active in? I am most active in the Farmer’s Share Breakfast.
What are your hobbies besides farming? Besides farming, I enjoy spending time with family.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I would go to Alaska, because I was there a couple years ago. It was awesome, and I’d love to go back!