Each year, each county has the opportunity to recognize an outstanding county member at the Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in December. The member is selected for the work he or she puts in to make the county Farm Bureau as great as it is. This could be someone who has done great work this past year, or someone who has done great work over a lifetime.
This year, the Member of Distinction selected from Ashtabula County is David Marrison. David was born and raised on a 465-acre dairy farm in Ashtabula County. Growing up with parents who were very active in Farm Bureau allowed David to see the importance of grassroots involvement. Marrison has worked as an Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Educator for OSU Extension since 1997. He served in Ashtabula County from 1997-2018 and recently started working in Coshocton County. David is an associate professor and is the co-leader of OSU Extension’s Ohio Ag Manager Team.
David has been involved in the policy development process throughout the years, working closely with Farm Bureau and elected officials on issues affecting agriculture and the community. He was always willing to speak at Farm Bureau seminars, especially on farm management, farm succession planning and tax management.
It’s members like these that make county Farm Bureaus across the state amazing and collectively make the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation successful.
Thank you David for your dedication and support of Farm Bureau and agriculture.