Tom Hartman

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, Tom Hartman, who is originally from Eagle Township in Hancock County. Tom graduated from Cory-Rawson High School and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green.

Meet Tom Hartman

What and where do you farm (or work for an agribusiness)?

I farm corn, soybeans, and wheat in Eagle Township in Hancock county.

How long have you been a farmer?

I have been a farmer for over 45 years.

Why did you decide to be a farmer?

Because it is the family business.

What do you love about farming?

The challenge.

Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from?

To understand what we eat and the effort that provides a safe product.

What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?

The biggest challenge is communication to our public to understand what production is safe and the efforts to provide that product.

Why are you active in Farm Bureau?

To have input to supported policies.

Life Outside of Farm Bureau

What are your hobbies besides farming?

Building and renovating.

As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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