Welcome to Seneca County Farm Bureau’s member spotlight blog! Every month, Seneca 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 Seneca County Farm Bureau board trustee Roger Burkholder, who has lived in Scipio Township is whole life. Roger graduated from Republic High School and went to Ohio State University. He is married to Barbara and they are parents of three children, a son and 2 daughters. They have two granddaughters, as well. Roger is part of the Republic Lions Club and St. Jacob’s UCC.
Meet Roger Burkholder
What and where do you farm (or work for an Agribusiness)?
I am now a retired farmer. I used to farm with my two brothers. My two nephews now run the farm.
How long have you been a farmer?
I farmed since 1970.
Why did you decide to be a farmer (or work in Agribusiness)?
Because it was what I always wanted to do.
What do you love about farming?
I love watching the crops grow and running the machinery.
Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from?
I don’t think it is as important as most people do.
What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?
The outside interests that are trying to control farming.
Why are you a Farm Bureau member? What do you see as the biggest benefit?
Because it is an organization for farmer‘s interests.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity?
Family Fun Night
What Farm Bureau programs are you most active in?
Most of them since I am on the county board.
Life Outside of Farm Bureau
What are your hobbies besides farming?
Farming is my hobby now. I do like to follow sports with my granddaughters and family.