The 2018 Morrow County Farm Bureau Annual meeting was held at Cedar Creek Barn near Johnsville Aug. 15. We had 112 people in attendance including special guests. Kathy Gerasimof and crew from the Handlebar Ranch provided a buffet dinner. The Muleskinner Band from Urbana entertained the crowd with Bluegrass classics, Hee-Haw type comedy, and original songs.
At the annual meeting trustee elections were held, delegates to represent the county at the state level were selected, and public policies were voted on and approved. The policies of Farm Bureau are the backbone of the organization. They provide the framework through which we advocate for family, community and food security. They help guide efforts to address real community issues—issues such as regulations, funding public education and services, environmental protection, animal care, health care, landowner’s rights and community planning. These policies are used to develop programs, projects and advocacy at the state and federal level, but just as importantly are used to help guide the yearly plan of work for Morrow County Farm Bureau volunteers.
Morrow County Farm Bureau also highlighted the accomplishments of programs held during the past year and thanked the volunteers who made local activities successful. This year, we focused on events that provided membership engagement and advocacy as well as membership strength. Each board trustee was recognized for their effort, hard work and accomplishments over the past year. Warren Davis, Leila Bucher, Doug Franz and Manny Heilman were elected to the Morrow County Farm Bureau board. The 2019 OFBF delegates will be Leila Bucher and Seth Romine, along with the president, Heather Goodman. Riordan McClain, State Representative for District 87, was recognized as receiving the “Friend of Agriculture” designation from Ohio Farm Bureau.
Morrow County Farm Bureau is now making plans for 2019. We seek to impact and improve the community. We strive to represent our local farmers, maintain strong relationships with elected officials, and reach out to consumers with facts about food production. If you’d like more information about Farm Bureau, or better still you’d like to help with some of our projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact one of your county trustees or call or email the county office at (800) 327-6055 or [email protected].