Annually the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recognizes a volunteer leader in each county for his or her service and dedication to the organization. County Boards of Trustees are asked to select a person that has given time and effort to the organization to further the mission of Farm Bureau: “Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.”
Noble County Farm Bureau has selected Gladys Saling, Caldwell, who will be recognized as one of the 86 county volunteers at this year’s Ohio Farm Bureau 100th annual meeting held in Columbus, Dec. 6-7.
Saling has been a Farm Bureau member for 47 years, serving on the Board of Trustees, membership, policy development, audit, nominating, and many other committees. She attended meetings in Indianapolis, Ag Day at the Capital, along with membership meetings in Columbus. She has been heavily involved with 4-H for 55 years, receiving the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame award and Meritorious Service Award. Gladys is a founding member of Noble County Farmers Market, served as president and currently is the vice president. She served 15 years on the Noble County Senior Fair Board, and has been very active as a 60-year member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.
Gladys and her late husband Charles, built Salings Custom Meat Processing in 1987, operated now by her son and daughter. She has seven children, 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and hundreds of 4-H kids! Gladys enjoys sewing, quilting, baking, and making peanut butter candies. Gladys is everyone’s “Granny.”