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, Bruce Ritter, who is originally from Hancock County. Bruce graduated from Cory Rawson High School and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Findlay. He and his wife, Ronda, have one son Eric and two daughters Courtney and Megan. He is a Cory Rawson FFA alumni and a part of the accounting mentoring program and accounting advisory board at the University of Findlay.
Meet Bruce Ritter
What and where do you farm (or work for an agribusiness)?
I farm corn, soybeans and wheat in Hancock/Putnam county.
How long have you been a farmer?
I have been farming for 36 years.
Why did you decide to be a farmer?
Because I enjoy it.
What do you love about farming?
I love being outdoors.
Why do you think it is important to know where your food comes from?
Too many people complain about farmers, not realizing they produce everything they eat.
What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?
The world economy and politics.
Why are you active (the biggest benefit) in Farm Bureau?
Because the awareness of issues they have.
Life Outside of Farm Bureau
What are your hobbies besides farming?
Hanging out with my children and golf.