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Meet a Board Trustee: Keith Van Horn

Welcome to Hancock County Farm Bureau’s member spotlight blog! Every month, Hancock 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 Hancock County Farm Bureau’s board trustee, Keith Van Horn, who is originally from Findlay. Keith graduated from Liberty-Benton High School and has a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration of agri-business from the University of Northwestern Ohio. He and his wife, Destiny, have one daughter, Mavis. He attends First Baptist Church and is a Liberty-Benton FFA alumnus.

Meet Keith Van Horn

What and where do you farm (or work for an agribusiness)?

I farm corn, soybeans, wheat and rye in Hancock County between County Road 7 and Vanlue.

How long have you been a farmer?

I have been a farmer my whole life.

Why did you decide to be a farmer?

Because it is fun and there is opportunity for growth.

What do you love about farming?

The innovation.

Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from?

It is important because knowledge is power.

What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?

The biggest challenge is disconnect from consumers of agricultural products with producers.

What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity?  

I am a new board member so I am still waiting to see what they all are.

What Farm Bureau programs are you most active in?

The board meetings.

Life Outside of Farm Bureau

What are your hobbies besides farming?

I tweak the computer aspects of the farm for my hobby.