Tom Nisonger was born and raised on a farm in Darke County, and in 1965 he moved to Champaign County where he met his wife, Ann. Tom is retired from International Harvester Company (now Navistar), where he worked for 38 years. In 2006, Tom built the home they now reside in. He is in his 42nd year of farming and currently farms 500 acres in the Urbana area.
Tom is passionate about giving back to his community and has served as a volunteer for United Way, Soil and Water, OSU Extension in Champaign County and is a frequent blood donor.
Tom joined Farm Bureau in the early 2000s when he was appointed to an environmental position on the board. After learning more about Farm Bureau and its policy work, he accepted a nomination for county president, was elected in 2006 and served three terms. Tom is currently serving as the Champaign County Farm Bureau vice president and is the president elect for the 2018-2019 year.
When Tom is not busy farming, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife. Tom is a member of the Knights of Columbus and served our country in the Ohio Army National Guard.
Agriculture is one of the top industries in Champaign County and that is why he is a believer and is passionate about his grain farm. His favorite part about Farm Bureau is going to Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and renewing friendships with the people he has met over the years.
Thank you, Tom, for your hard work and dedication to Farm Bureau.