Ohio Farm Bureau staff worked hard to set up a very informative tours for us within the state capital and at Consolidated CooperativeRead More
Each year, Ohio Farm Bureau employs 20 to 25 individuals as State Fair Ambassadors at the Land and Living Exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building. These individuals are from across the state and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Through this spotlight series, I hope to shine a light on some of our best and brightest that are beginning their journey as a young professional in agriculture. ~ Haley
Name: Courtney Heiser
Hometown: Attica, Ohio
High School / College: Seneca East / Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute
Major: Ag communications
Favorite Commodity: Wheat
Favorite Fair Food: Fresh-squeezed lemonade
What interested you about becoming an ambassador?: There are many reasons I was interested in becoming an ambassador! I love meeting new people that share my passion for agriculture, and I also enjoy “Ag”vocating for the industry that allows us to survive!
What is your background in agriculture?: I was born into a farming family that raises corn, soybeans and wheat. I was also actively involved in FFA for the past four years, where I participated in many CDEs, and even served as chapter president.
Why is it important engage with the public about agriculture?: Many people tend to overlook the importance of this industry that allows us to survive: agriculture. Wear clothes? Agriculture. Eat food? Agriculture. Live in a house? Agriculture! Everyone should be literate about the ag industry!
How does being an ambassador impact your future goals?: In my future career, I would like to work with marketing/ public relations at an agricultural cooperative or company. I believe serving as an Ohio Farm Bureau Ambassador will provide me with a great experience that will kick-start my career in ag communications.
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.Policy Development
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.Hansen's Greenhouse
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.Event Calendar
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.Future employees, leaders
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members will be “Together Again” as the organization holds its 103rd annual meeting Dec. 9 and 10 in Columbus.Read More
The latest Feeding Minds author is Ohio Farm Bureau member Michelle Houts of Celina.Read More