spring planting

Special “Stay-at-Home” Spring Planting Edition

OSU Extension is offering an online version of its farmers’ breakfast series. The first 30 participants to register will receive a voucher for a free coffee and donut from Der Dutchman thanks to sponsorship from Farm Bureau.

Each meeting will begin with a weather forecast from Aaron Wilson with the State Climate Office of Ohio, followed by a guest speaker.

April 17

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Topic: Combating Compaction: Minimizing Soil Compaction this Spring
Speaker: Scott Shearer, OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

April 24

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Topic: Planter Set-up to Maximize Yield
Speaker: John Fulton, OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Both webinars will be presented using Zoom. Log-in information will be provided after registration. Register online or contact Mary: 740-852-0975 or via email.

Cost: Free. The first 30 participants to register will receive a free coffee and donut at Der Dutchman.


Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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