Annually the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recognizes a volunteer leader in each county for his or her service and dedication to the organization. County boards of trustees are asked to select a person who has given time and effort to the organization to further the mission of Farm Bureau: “Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.”
Monroe County Farm Bureau has selected Howard Spengler.
While working as public school teachers, Howard and his wife, Patti, built a registered Angus herd that produces seed stock bulls and heifers. They have worked 30 years with the Ohio Valley Cattleman and the Ohio Cattleman’s Association. He enjoyed working with his fair’s sale committee for 4-Hers. Spengler believes growing market share for beef secures the future of farms in hill country throughout Ohio. Profitability insures sustainability.