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Ashtabula County sponsors Meet the Candidates night

On Tuesday, June 19, Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, together with Bissell Maple Farm of Jefferson, Ohio, hosted their annual Ice Cream Social and the opportunity to meet and learn more about local candidates.  Members and non-members alike listened as Tony Seegers, OFBF director of state policy, moderated the candidates forum.  Attendees enjoyed a tour of Bissell Maple Farm’s facilities, where voters heard from those seeking various county and state offices, all while enjoying ice cream and other sweet treats.

Among the topics of discussion:  CAUV, agriculture and education, increasing farm success, ag industry opportunities, tax incentives, and algal blooms.

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau thanks Bissell Maple Farm and all who participated in making the evening an enjoyable and educational event.

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Photo 1 (Photographed by Farm Bureau) Who wouldn’t smile with this line up of desserts? Farm Bureau members, non-members and candidates enjoyed a vast array of desserts and ice cream. Thanks to Conversation Station for your help in serving.

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Photo 2 (Photographed by Justin Dennis, Star Beacon Reporter) Nate Bissell, right foreground, takes county Farm Bureau members and 2018 election candidates on a tour of Maple Bissell Farms in Jefferson during the bureau’s ice cream social, where voters heard from those seeking various county and state offices.

For detailed information on the event, the candidates, and more photos visit the Star Beacon article written by Justin Dennis.

Featured image (Photographed by Justin Dennis, Star Beacon Reporter) Nate Bissell, center, takes county Farm Bureau members and 2018 election candidates on a tour of Maple Bissell Farms in Jefferson during the bureau’s ice cream social, where voters heard from those seeking various county and state offices.