We would like to take the time on Tuesdays to introduce you to our county Farm Bureau trustees! While they are busy with their jobs and families, they still manage to find time to do great work for Farm Bureau and we appreciate all that they continue to do for the county. We value these members and their many hours contributed to making Farm Bureau great.
This week we would like to introduce you to Lisa Peterson.
Where did you grow up?
- I grew up in Chardon, Ohio in Geauga County
How long have you been a Farm Bureau member?
- 27 years
How long have you been a trustee?
- 3 years
What is your agriculture background?
- I grew up on a small hobby farm and was very active in 4-H. I have a bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications and master’s degree in agriculture education. I moved to Fayette County after college to take a position as 4-H Agent/Educator. My husband and I are partners in Peterson Farms growing 2700 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat in Fayette County.
What is your current job title?
- Community volunteer & DIYer. I have an online Etsy store selling handmade items. I also help with my husband’s political campaigns and on the farm when needed.
What activities have you participated in with Farm Bureau?
- Farm Bureau has been a big part of my life. I attended Farm Bureau Youth Camps as a teenager and my dad served as county president. My husband and I were the Ohio Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farm Couple in 1992 and runners-up in the American Farm Bureau competition in 1993. We have been active in Farm Bureau at all levels with my husband serving as president of Ohio Farm Bureau and as a member of the American Farm Bureau board of trustees. Through my husband’s Farm Bureau leadership I have been able to participate in Farm Bureau activities across the state and country. When asked to help with the Fayette County Farm to Fork Dinner a couple years ago, I saw it as an opportunity to get back to our Farm Bureau roots.
What is one interesting fact about yourself?
- You could say Farm Bureau has been a family affair….my husband and dad served as county Farm Bureau presidents at the same time and now I am serving as county president while my older brother is the Geauga County Farm Bureau president.