Matt Bell

Matt Bell of Zanesville has been elected to his third term on the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. His re-election took place during the organization’s 103rd annual meeting. 

As a state trustee, Bell represents the members of District 16, which includes Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry counties. He raises row crops, hogs and cattle on a six- generation farm. 

Bell is a 26-year member of Muskingum County Farm Bureau, having served as its president, vice president, secretary and member of the public policy action team and the membership campaign committee. He is a member of the United Producers board and is a former member of the Ohio Corn Growers and Ohio Corn Marketing Program boards.

Bell attended Ohio State University and Zane State College and graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership institute.

He joins 25 other farmers on the Farm Bureau board who govern the state’s largest farm and food organization. 

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ohiofarmbureau.org.

Editors: A high-resolution photo of Mr. Bell is available for download.

 

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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