Meet Hamilton County Farm Bureau Trustee Terry Diefenbacher
Terry is a longtime Farm Bureau member. He has been a member for nearly 40 years and has served on the board for 10 years. Terry’s purpose for joining was to support local farmers with issues they face and to help educate citizens about farming in Hamilton County. His favorite part of Farm Bureau is getting involved in the membership drives and helping with legislative issues. Aside from Farm Bureau, Terry grew up on a small farm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture science and agriculture education. Terry went on to teach Horticulture Science at Scarlet Oaks. Terry went back to school at Ohio University to earn his masters degree in education because teaching was his passion. However, he learned that not only did he have a passion for teaching, but also for plants.
Terry and his wife of 39 years, Brenda, started a wholesale greenhouse company that they ran until 2007, when they sold the company. He went back into education and worked as a superintendent. After retiring in 2015, Terry and his son planned a retail produce market to sell fresh tomatoes.