Fairfield County Farm Bureau

The Fairfield County Farm Bureau is the largest membership organization in Fairfield County and is focused on all aspects of those working in the agricultural industry. Fairfield County Farm Bureau was organized in 1921 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1933.

Fairfield County Farm Bureau is one of 86 county Farm Bureaus that make up the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. In 2021, Fairfield County had 747 active members. Active members are identified as anyone whose livelihood depends on the agricultural industry. 

Fairfield County Farm Bureau is led by an elected board consisting of 15 trustees. Those currently serving as county board trustees are:

  • Jeaneene Crowell of Liberty Twp.
  • Charles Forsythe of Greenfield Twp.
  • Rich Lamp of Madison Twp. – Treasurer
  • David Mast of Pleasant Twp.
  • Trish Preston of Violet Twp.
  • Josh Schulz of Rushcreek Twp.
  • Lynne Schultz of Rushcreek Twp. – President
  • Kyle Sharp of Clearcreek Twp. – Vice President
  • Hart Van Horn of Rushcreek Twp., – Secretary, and
  • Aaron Ward of Amanda Twp.

Fairfield County Farm Bureau trustees are currently working to fill five open seats. 

The mission of Farm Bureau is “Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.” The Fairfield County Farm Bureau recently adopted the following policies during its 2021 county annual meeting: 

  • Support updating and maintaining an agricultural economic development plan for Fairfield County. A long-term plan will improve access to local foods in the county and help farmers operate profitable farm businesses by reducing barriers and connecting farmers, processors and retailers. Support freezing property taxes at current levels; only to be raised by a popular vote. The reason for this is that currently, residents do not have a voice or vote on the issue of property taxes. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Fairfield County Farm Bureau, the dues are $80 per year, plus an optional donation of $5 for the AGGPAC fund, which supports better government. You can contact the Fairfield County office at 740-474-6284.

Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

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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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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