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 his or her work put in to make the county Farm Bureau as great as it is. This could be a member who has done great work this past year, or someone who has done great work over a lifetime.
Trumbull County’s 2018 OFBF Member of Distinction is Richard Houk!
Richard and his wife, Trudy are from Newton Township and farm over 130 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. Richard has been a Farm Bureau member since 1980, is a past trustee on the Farm Bureau board and has served as treasurer and vice president as well as Government Affairs chairman. Richard worked hard with Paul Aaron to ensure that exhibitors at the county fair livestock sale received the market price on their projects, he dedicated much time to reviewing investments and focusing on financial stability. Richard was very passionate about public policy and was quick to call legislators and bring to light the issues that were affecting agriculture. In addition to volunteering his time to Farm Bureau, Richard has been active with the Trumbull SWCD Board, The Crossroads Resource Conservation and Development, the Trumbull Farmland Preservation Task Force, the Western Reserve Resource and Conservation District and the Trumbull County Fairboard.
We would like to “Thank” Richard for all that he has done for Trumbull County Farm Bureau and “Congratulate” him with this honor for a job well done!