Paulding County Board Trustee Introduction: Douglas Goyings

The Paulding County Farm Bureau wants to encourage members to get familiar with their board and members, so we are going to kick off some blogs by introducing one of our board members. Douglas Goyings is a Paulding County board trustee and we asked him a few questions about agriculture and Farm Bureau to help our members get to know him a little better.

Q. What does agriculture mean to you?

A. It’s not only a way of life, but a business that always can be a challenge. No two days run perfect as in a movie. Every day seems like a new challenge or some days heart break when nothing goes right.

Q. What influenced your career in agriculture?

A. My father and grandfathers were farmers. I always enjoyed farm work, including baling straw. We are always working on something new. One of our sayings is don’t tell me I can’t do something; we will find a way to get it done.

Q. What is your favorite part about being involved in Farm Bureau?
A. Being able to talk to legislator about agricultural issues. We also get to talk with neighbors and farmers from all over the state.  We all farm a little different but have a lot in common.
Q. What is your fondest memory from the Farm Bureau?
A. Being able to grow. I was a quiet country boy. I made some contacts through Farm Bureau. That first landed me on the small grains check off board and now I am vice chairman of US Wheat Associates. Next year I will be chairman of the board. I have had the privilege to travel all over the US and some world travels.  Meeting hundreds of other farmers sharing our message about agriculture both here at home and around the world.

Q. What advice would you give to the next generation of agriculturalists?

A. Don’t be afraid to try something new,  it could open up a world of possibilities.
Thank you for all your hard work for Farm Bureau, Doug!

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