The correlation between agriculture and the equine industries is not hard to find. Farmers provide for the horses and, in turn, those horses are a major draw at county fairs.Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau members first met Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee member Jaclyn Krymowski back in 2019, when she shared about her life as a young farmer in the November Growing our Generation enewsletter. She described herself as a blogger, freelance ag writer, passionate agvocate and aspiring agribusiness entrepreneur. Plus, the Medina County native was the first generation in her family to raise registered Alpine and Nubian dairy goats.
Today, the Ohio State graduate owns a communications company: the Herdbook Ag Media and is a full-time writer (including contribution to Our Ohio magazine) and she is a member of the Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee.
“I was looking for a career change and more opportunities to grow myself personally where I wanted to. I had been doing freelance on the side since my senior year of college,” she said. Krymowski said writing has been a strength for her ever since she was young, but back then, she didn’t know it would become her full-time career.
“When I was pursuing a major in animal science, I chose communications as a minor. An internship with Progressive Publishing–who publishes both Progressive Dairy and Progressive Cattle magazines–is where I got my first experience putting both elements (animal sciences and communications) together.”
Growing up in 4-H, she has been involved with the dairy industry since college and with goats since childhood. She serves as a goat judge for Holmes County Fair, she continues to help with the Delaware County Fair dairy cattle show and still makes goat milk soap on the side.
Her introduction to Farm Bureau came via the Young Agricultural Professionals winter leadership conference while she was in college. “I’ve gone almost every year since then,” she said. It was there that she learned about the state committee opportunity and its role, which she said made an impression on her.
Currently she is involved with planning the 2022 winter leadership conference, serving on the marketing and promotion subcommittee. “We have an incredible array of speakers and topics. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall is the keynote, plus all the learning sessions and seminars. Even if just one or two topics are of interest, it is worth your drive,” she said.
“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. I definitely want to keep going with communication and do what I’m doing in my business. I’m making a strong contribution to agricultural communication that way,” she said.
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I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.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.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.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.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.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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Meet the 2022 winner, Barrett Zimmerman, the state’s Ag Educator of the Year.Read More
Charlie and Casey Ellington from Stark County are the editors of the October 2022 Growing our Generation enewsletter, featuring insights and ideas directly from Ohio’s young farmers and food and agricultural professionals.Read More
Application deadline is Oct. 6 at noon. Selected chapters will be announced on or before Nov. 1, 2022.Read More
Greg and Andrew joined a multitude of Ohio Farm Bureau representatives at the nation’s capital Sept. 13-15.Read More
The Outstanding Young Farmer contest is designed to recognize successful young farmers, age 35 or younger, for achievements in the business of farming and leadership in the agricultural community.Read More
If you work primarily off the farm and are a leader in Farm Bureau and the community, then this contest is for you.Read More
Coverage from the annual county leaders trip to Washington, D.C.Read More
Jonanthan and Alyssa Zucker farm in Marion and Wyandot counties. They are in their last term on the State Young Agricultural Professionals Committee and serve as co-chairs.Read More