Meet Hamilton County Farm Bureau Trustee Jessica Conrad

Jessica Conrad recently became a Farm Bureau member last year, but that did not stop her from joining the board. This year, she was elected as the Vice President of Hamilton County Farm Bureau. She felt the need to become a member because of her constant involvement within agriculture. Jessica grew up with horses and was involved in 4-H and FFA. These organizations allowed her to pursue her interest in agriculture. Jessica also felt it would be good to join the board because a friend recommended it to her due to her agricultural interests. During her short time as a member, her favorite aspect of Farm Bureau, so far, is the Washington, D.C. trip she attended in September 2017. Jessica is currently working at Green Acres and works with livestock. She studied agriculture business at Wilmington College and graduated in 2016. Throughout college, Jessica was exceedingly active in participating in agricultural-related organizations, such as Wilmington Aggies and Collegiate 4-H. Overall, Jessica strives to maintain her involvement in agriculture because it is tremendously important to her.

Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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