Marion County Farm Bureau will reimburse registration fees up to $75 for the first seven attendees.Read More
There is always a lot to take in at the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Experience. Plenty of educational seminars, resources for new and beginning farmers and an abundance of networking opportunities. At the event last weekend in Cincinnati, attendees also got some education and advice from a panel of more seasoned farmers, including Steve Hirsch, a fifth-generation owner of Hirsch Fruit Farm in Ross County, as well as a board member for Nationwide Insurance and Rose Hartschuh, an Ohio Farm Bureau board member who operates a dairy and raises grain crops, alfalfa and cover crops in Northwest Ohio. On this Our Ohio Weekly, hear some of their advice to younger farmers.
00:00 – Hirsch and Hartschuh talk about their current farming operations and the road from when they started their careers to where they are now.
16:50 – Hirsch and Hartschuh discuss some of the new ideas they brought to the farm when they first started and what a plan for the future looks like.
23:50 – On this edition of “To the Beat of Agriculture”, hear from the recipient of the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd of the Year Award. Learn how Roger Cox comes from a long line of sheep herders and how his children are already picking up the mantle from him.
32:20 – Hirsch and Hartschuh share some of the challenges they have seen throughout their career and how important networking is to their success.
42:20 – Hirsch and Hartschuh cover some of the barriers that young and beginning farmers may experience and who influenced them the most in their careers.
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Crawford County Farm Bureau will reimburse registration fees up to $75 for the first six attendees.Read More
Meet the oncoming committee members that will be assisting with the 2024 conference and planning the 2025 conference.Read More
Richland County Farm Bureau will reimburse registration fees up to $150 for the first three attendees.Read More
Joe and Casey Everett of Shelby County, Mike Hannewald of Lucas County, John and Kacy Hummel of Franklin County and Emily Warnimont of Hancock County are the newest committee members.Read More
Logan Eades and Renee Hamilton reside in Champaign County where they own and operate Violet View Farms, a mum and pumpkin patch they purchased to complement their freezer beef business.Read More
On this Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast, meet the presidents of the chapters of Ohio State and Wilmington College Collegiate Farm Bureaus.Read More
My reasons for going were that it would be a great honor to represent my county, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I will be able to report back to my county with any information learned at the capital.Read More
Meet Nick and Bailey Elchinger, Brad Weaver and Katherine Brown — Ohio’s young ag professionals contestants who will compete at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Salt Lake City.Read More
Lauren Gardner, Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Board member, attended the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience in Washington, D.C. Sept. 12-14. For…Read More