Rural Ohio

Olilvia RinesmithOlivia Rinesmith has joined the Central Ohio Farm Bureau team as our membership and marketing intern. She is a junior at The Ohio State University studying agricultural communications and production agriculture. Her background in agriculture is very strong. Her family has been Madison County Farm Bureau members for many generations.

Growing up, Olivia was involved in 4-H and FFA where she raised lambs and held multiple leadership positions. She currently serves as the 2021-2022 Ohio Lamb and Wool Ambassador and is a member of the Ohio State Livestock Judging Team. She is excited to begin this journey with Farm Bureau to improve and maintain membership while educating what this organization is all about.

Krista StradleyI’m Krista Stradley and I recently joined Central Ohio Farm Bureau as the marketing and media associate. I hold a business degree from The Ohio State University and a culinary degree from Alamance Community College in Graham, NC. My husband, Lee, and I have been married for 20 years, and we have two teenage sons and three cats. I enjoy hiking, cooking, beekeeping and reading in my spare time and am very excited about my future at Central Ohio Farm Bureaus.

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
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
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
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

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