Welcome to Wyandot County Farm Bureau’s member spotlight blog! Every month, Wyandot County Farm Bureau will feature a spotlight blog on a board member so you can get to know him or her a little better.
Our monthly spotlight blog features Wyandot County Farm Bureau’s board trustee, Larry Hawkins, who is originally from Upper Sandusky. Larry graduated from Upper Sandusky High School and still lives locally. Larry also has an associates of applied business management degree. He is active in the Transfiguration of our Lord Catholic Church and is a firefighter/EMT at the Pitt Township Fire Department.
What and where do you farm (or work for an agribusiness)?
I am an elevator operator/ safety coordinator at Nevada Grain.
How long have you been in this job?
I have been in agriculture professionally for nine years.
Why did you choose to work here?
I started out seasonally and grew from there.
What do you love about this job?
I love that it is constantly changing; always something new to learn.
Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from?
Food is something we rely on to survive. It seems like common sense to want to know where it comes from, in my opinion.
What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?
Stiffer regulations, stagnant prices, and a loss of interest from the next generation.
Why are you a Farm Bureau member? What do you see as the biggest benefit?
Because I feel it directly impacts my life through my career.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity?
I like the annual meeting and our Young Ag Professionals meetups when speakers are brought in to talk.
Life Outside of Farm Bureau
What are your hobbies besides farming?
I like to be outdoors, hunting and fishing, riding bikes or taking a ride on the motorcycle. I also like to jog and go for walks.