At the recent Holmes County Farm Bureau Board Meeting, several items of importance were discussed:

-Holmes County Farm Bureau accepted Columbiana County’s Kentucky Tornado Challenge and donated $500 toward the recovery efforts after the recent tornado destruction. Other county Farm Bureaus and local organizations are encouraged to also donate toward this cause, managed by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

-Farm Bureau members will be able to purchase discount tickets to the June 4 Akron Rubber Ducks game.

-The county decided to renew the Chamber of Commerce membership and will be attending the Annual Dinner Feb. 11.

-Loudonville Farmer’s Equity is having its open house March 16. Farm Bureau will sponsor a door prize and will have a membership table set up.

-The Women in Ag Conference is March 25. Holmes County is sponsoring money toward a Farm Bureau sponsorship and is exploring other discounts for members.

-The Ohio Forum for Companion Animals conference is Feb. 25-26 at Mt. Hope Event Center. There will be a membership table at the event.

-The Holmes County Farm Bureau Larry Lee Lang Scholarship is open for applications through the Holmes County Education Foundation.

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

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
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
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
We work terrifically with the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, hosting at least one to two outreach town hall events every year to educate new farmers and existing farmers on traditional CAUV and woodlands.
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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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