Even though fuel prices remain high, the increased use of corn ethanol is helping temper those price increases. And it’s also benefiting the farmers who grow the corn.Read More
Hello everyone. My name is Ally Ott, and I will be spending the summer as the Farm Bureau intern for Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. I am currently a sophomore at the Ohio State University at Columbus, where I just finished my first year. I am studying agribusiness and applied economics with a minor in agricultural communications. While on campus, I have had the opportunity to become involved in the CFAES Ambassador team, CFAES Learning Community, and the Ohio State Agribusiness Club, where I currently hold the officer position as the CFAES Student Council Representative.
I grew up in Wapakoneta and graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School. Growing up I was involved in Prospect 4-H Club, where I held officer positions, raised swine and took various special interest projects. I was a member of the Junior Fairboard where I served as vice president, dairy chairman, and was on the executive committee. Additionally, I was a 4-H camp counselor and a member of CARTEENS. To continue to give other kids the same opportunities that 4-H has given to me, I have recently become an advisor for the Prospects 4-H Club and CARTEENS.
Throughout high school I was involved in the St. Marys FFA Chapter, where I served as chaplin for one year and president for two. While involved in FFA, I have had the opportunity to not only participate in service projects, but to also create my own. Some of the projects that I have created are P.L.A.Y (Playing, Learning, Achieving, Youth), Chairs for Charity, and the Ag Hunt. I have earned my Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees and I am working toward earning my American degree.
Agriculture has played a large role in my life and has become my passion. Some of my fondest childhood memories have come from being directly involved in agriculture from a young age, through helping on my family’s farm. I enjoy every opportunity to not only become more involved in the industry as I grow older, but to also learn more about agriculture through helping my family on the farm.
I am excited for the opportunities that will come with working for the Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus. I hope to continue to grow my knowledge about agriculture and to make new connections within these communities throughout the summer.
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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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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.Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.Policy Development
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.
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Stephan Shehy will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members with the Ohio General Assembly and throughout state government.Read More
Kirsten Ameling will be engaging members at an individualized level by connecting the organization to the member based on their needs.Read More
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