President Dennis Ward conducted the Monroe County Farm Bureau annual meeting of members on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Midway Community Center. At this meeting the members voted on proposed policies and selected trustees for the Board of Trustees as well as delegates to the Ohio Farm Bureau 2020 Annual Meeting.
Policy issues included meat labeling products, wildlife feeding, animal welfare, oil and gas issues and congressional spending. The program also featured presentations of awards to outstanding contributors to the organization and dedicated volunteers from this past year.
The County Foundation Scholarship with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation was highlighted during the evening. Donations of any amount are still being accepted and are tax deductible. These may be mailed to Monroe County Farm Bureau, 100 Colonel Drive, Barnesville, OH 43713.
Senior Organization Director Betsy Anderson stated, “Farm Bureau depends on volunteers to accomplish our goals and policies. Monroe County is very blessed with dedicated people to serve on their Board of Trustees and as membership marketers.”
Board of Trustee member Larry Tomaszczyk was recognized as the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Member of Distinction for Monroe County. He was presented with two vintage prints from Jeff Bettinger, Monroe County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees.
Pictured left to right: Larry Tomaszczyk, Monroe County OFBF Member of Distinction; Jeff Bettinger, Monroe board of trustees; and Dennis Ward, outgoing president of Monroe County Farm Bureau.