Blog Series: Follow the Fellow!

Editor’s Note: Maryellen Bliss is serving as the Franklin County Farm Bureau Fellow this summer.

It has been a little over a month since I started my fellowship at Franklin County Farm Bureau, and I have been able to have many different experiences under my belt. I wanted to take the time to share some of the projects and opportunities I have been a part of so far in this fellowship. 

The tasks I work on each week can switch up, and I like staying on my toes working on projects in different areas to benefit Franklin County Farm Bureau. Weekly I have created a series on the Central OH Farm Bureau Facebook page called #MemberBenefitsMonday. My goal is to highlight different benefits that are exclusive with being a Farm Bureau member.

Other various projects I have worked on are rooted in member communication in mailings, seeking advertisers for projects like the Buy Local Directory, helping plan the Central OH Young Ag Professionals Summer Networking Night and putting together the Franklin County Farm Bureau summer newsletter. The newsletter will highlight important stories in Farm Bureau and provide updates to the local happenings for the Franklin County membership. 

Franklin County Farm Bureau and edible Columbus are proud to be sponsors at the Pearl Market farmers market. I have had the opportunity to have a booth at the market, which is every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the booth, I am able to talk with market goers about benefits of Farm Bureau membership and promote edible Columbus. There is a special community that comes from farmers markets, and I am so grateful for the kind vendors and patrons that I have met so far this summer. 

It is definitely feeling like summer now with events picking up, and the busyness of Farm Bureau is approaching full swing with things to do. I am looking forward to the opportunities that are to come in the fellowship and will keep writing posts that give updates and highlights of events and people in Franklin County.