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, Kevin Ward, who is originally from Upper Sandusky. Kevin graduated from Upper Sandusky High School and has an associate’s degree in John Deere Ag Sales from Lakeland College in Mattoon, Ill. He and his wife, Hannah, have one son, Dale. He is Wyandot County 4-H Camp staff member and participates in Hancock County YAP. He is also on consistory at Trinity United Church of Christ.
Meet Kevin Ward
What and where do you farm (or work for an agribusiness)?
I am an Integrated Solutions Manager at Findlay Implement Co.
How long have you been at Findlay Implement?
I have been there for 16 years.
Why did you decide to work in ag?
I grew up wanting to work for a John Deere dealer, and be involved in ag however I could.
What do you love about working in ag?
I love getting to help those that provide food and resources for those around the world.
What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?
The continued vulnerability of ag markets, continuous changes to inputs, and decrease in percentage of the population disconnected from the farm.
Why are you active (the biggest benefit) in Farm Bureau?
Farm Bureau’s purpose is to serve agriculture. Ag provides something to everyone, therefore with Farm Bureau we are supporting a greater purpose.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity?
Kids Dream Day- Nothing better than a kid’s first ride in a tractor.
Life Outside of Farm Bureau
What are your hobbies besides farming?
I hunt and try to grow giant pumpkins.