Young Farmer Events

County level Young Ag Professionals groups are meeting across the state. Each group’s activities is driven by those who participate, with some focusing on educational activities, some on social activities and some combine both. Find out where these local groups are in this directory. If there is not a group near you contact your county Farm Bureau about starting one. Ohio Farm Bureau has a manual with ideas to help you get started.

Information as of April 2021

 

Adams County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Macy Staggs, [email protected]

Meets Quarterly (four times a year)  

 

Ashland and Wayne County Young Ag Professionals          

Contact: Lindsay Shoup, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Ashland/Wayne Co Young Ag Professionals

Meets 2-4 times per year

 

Ashtabula County Young Ag Professionals  

Contact: Sara Frank, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Ashtabula County Young Agricultural Professionals

Meets Quarterly (four times a year)

 

Athens-Meigs and Lawrence County Young Ag Professionals***   

Contact: Ashley Kasler, [email protected]

 

Medina County Young Ag Professionals      

Contact: Lindsay Shoup, [email protected]

Meets twice a year

 

Auglaize and Mercer County Young Ag Professionals***

Contact: Jill Smith, [email protected]

 

Brown County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Carly Ratliff, [email protected]       

Facebook: Brown County Young Agricultural Professionals

Meets monthly

 

Central Ohio Young Ag Professionals
(Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Union Counties)

Contact: Christine Snowden, [email protected]

 

Coshocton County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Kayla Durbin, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Coshocton County Young Ag Professionals

Meets 3 times a year

 

Crawford County Young Ag Professionals

Facebook Page: Crawford County Young Ag Professionals

Meets monthly December-March

 

Darke County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Taylor Watkins, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Champaign, Clark, Darke, & Miami County Young Ag Professionals

Meets once a year

 

Erie County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Margo Trinter, [email protected]

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Fulton, Williams, Defiance and Henry Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Kristen Dickey, [email protected]   

Facebook Page: Fulton, Williams, Henry Defiance Farm Bureau YAPs    

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Gallia County Young Ag Professionals***

Contact: Ashley Kasler, [email protected]     

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Geauga County Young Ag Professionals      

Contact: Meghan O’Reilly, [email protected]

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Hancock County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Adam Kirian, [email protected]      

Facebook Page: Hancock County YAP

Meets once a year

 

Huron  County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Amanda Kramer, [email protected]           

Meets once a year

 

Jackson-Vinton, Pike & Scioto County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Dirk Dempsey, [email protected]

Facebook Page: District 21 Active Agricultural Professionals

 

Knox County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Ashton & Kyle Walls, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Knox County Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals

Meets twice a year

 

Lake County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Kelly Mader, [email protected]

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Marion County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Jonathan Zucker, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Marion County Young Farmers

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Montgomery County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Jen Starcher, [email protected]

Meets once a year

 

Morgan County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Andrea Kackley/Levi Morrow, [email protected]

Meets twice a year

 

Morrow County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Leila Bucher            

Facebook Page: Morrow County Young Ag Professionals

Meets monthly, bi-monthly

 

Muskingum County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Andrea Kackley, [email protected]

 

Perry County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Adrianne Lemley, [email protected]        

Meets twice a year

 

Preble County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Adam Vonderhaar, [email protected]

Meets once a year

 

Putnam County Young Ag Professionals      

Contact: Sarah Rieman, [email protected]

 

Richland County Young Ag Professionals    

Contact: Loren Hulit, [email protected]

Meets once a year

 

Ross, Hocking, Pickaway and Fairfield County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Ivory Harlow, [email protected]

 

Trumbull County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Callae Moody, [email protected]

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Tuscarawas County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Eric Prysi, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Tuscarawas County Young Agricultural Professionals

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Van Wert County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Erika Priest, [email protected]

Facebook Page: Van Wert County Young Ag Professionals

Meets twice a year

 

Washington County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Andrea Kackley, [email protected]

 

Wood County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Amanda Barnd, [email protected]

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Wyandot County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Kayla Weaver, [email protected]  

Facebook Page: Wyandot County Young Ag Professionals

Meets quarterly (four times a year)

 

Stark County Young Ag Professionals

Contact: Bill Brown, [email protected]

 

***Emerging YAP Groups

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
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
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton 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
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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
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

Advocacy
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