We would like to take the time on Tuesdays to introduce you to our county board 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 their county. We value these members and their many hours contributed to making Farm Bureau great.
This week we would like to introduce you to Sunny Cummings.
Where did you grow up?
- I was born and raised in Washington Court House, Ohio
How long have you been a Farm Bureau member?
- I became a Farm Bureau member when my husband, Nick, and I got married in 2001.
How long have you been a trustee?
- I am a newcomer to the board of trustees, just beginning in September 2018.
What is your agriculture background?
- I grew up as a child on commercial hog farm where my dad also raised corn and soybeans. I spent a lot of time as a little girl in the hog barns feeding, vaccinating, and moving hogs regularly as well as sharing in my part of tractor and combine rides. Throughout my time as a youth, I was involved in 4-H and FFA and showed livestock at the local county fair. After marrying my husband, Nick, in 2001, we began to build our first-generation farm, seeking agricultural land to rent and buy in our area. We now farm approximately 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans. We were recently recognized as the 2018 National Outstanding Young Farmers by the Outstanding Farmers of America organization.
What is your current job title?
- Currently, I teach second graders at Miami Trace Elementary School. I have been teaching in the Miami Trace School District for 18 years.
What activities have you participated in with Farm Bureau?
- I am fairly new to exploring all of the activities that Farm Bureau has to offer. I did attend the most recent Farm To Fork dinner this past summer, and we had a wonderful time! The food and fellowship with other community members was very enjoyable and definitely something that we look forward to doing again.
What is one interesting fact about yourself?
- When I was growing up, spending numerous hours on our family farm (working way harder than most other young girls my age), I made it a point to tell my mom and dad that I would “never marry a farmer.” Well, fast-forward to many years later, and I did just that! Little did I know that my soon-to-be husband was really a farmer-in-disguise when we were younger. We laugh about it now, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Farm life is definitely a special part of who I am, and I believe there isn’t any better way to spend time with my family and raising my own kids to appreciate agriculture and the blessings it brings.