Morrow County Farm Bureau celebrated the Farm Bureau Centennial at the annual meeting held at Cedar Creek Barn near Johnsville on Aug. 21. There were 89 people in attendance including special guests. Kathy Gerasimof and crew served dinner. After dinner, Steve Hausfeld, Nationwide manager, library and history & archives center, shared highlights of the rich history of Farm Bureau and Nationwide.
At the annual meeting, trustee elections were held, delegates to represent the county at the state level were selected, and public policies were voted on and approved. The policies of Farm Bureau are the backbone of the organization. They provide the framework through which we advocate for family, community and food security. They help guide efforts to address real community issues—issues such as regulations, funding public education and services, environmental protection, animal care, health care, landowner’s rights and community planning. These policies are used to develop programs, projects and advocacy at the state and federal level, but just as importantly are used to help guide the yearly plan of work for Morrow County Farm Bureau volunteers.
Morrow County Farm Bureau also highlighted the accomplishments of programs held during the past year and thanked the volunteers who made local activities successful. This year, the focus was on events that provided membership engagement and advocacy as well as membership strength. Each board trustee was recognized for their effort, hard work and accomplishments over the past year. Seth Romine was sworn in as president for the 2019-2020 program year. Don Bloom, Kelly Sautter-Tennant and Julie Logan were elected to the Morrow County Farm Bureau board. The 2020 OFBF delegates will be Larry Ulrey and Eddie Lou Meimer, along with the president, Seth Romine.
Morrow County Farm Bureau is now making plans for 2020. The county Farm Bureau seeks to impact and improve the community. We strive to represent our local farmers, maintain strong relationships with elected officials, and reach out to consumers with facts about food production. If you’d like more information about Farm Bureau, or to help with some of our projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact one of your county trustees or call or email the county office at 419.747.7488 or [email protected].