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.

Romine accepts gavel from Goodman

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].

Follow us on Facebook or visit our webpage, morrow.ofbf.org, to see what
we’re doing.

Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
Shana Angel's avatar
Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington, D.C.
Austin Heil's avatar
Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
Eric Bernstein 's avatar
Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
Gayle Hansen's avatar
Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
Mary Smallsreed's avatar
Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
Andy Hollenback's avatar
Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

Event Calendar
Suggested Tags: