Coshocton County Farm Bureau

During the 5th annual Breakfast on the Farm, community members contributed over 10,000 pounds of food and more than $1,600 in donations to support a local food pantry- all in the name of a little friendly competition.

Coshocton County Farm Bureau challenged each of the three FFA Chapters in Coshocton County to raise the most food and donations for the Shepherd’s Christian Assembly. The winning chapter would receive a pizza party for the entire chapter. Local Ford dealership Jeff Drennen Ford, took the challenge to the next level and placed trucks in their service bay for the community to contribute donations as well.

At the end of the event, the Coshocton County community had donated seven truckloads of food to the pantry. River View FFA won the FFA Food Fight with 5,790 pounds of food and $338. Ridgewood took a close second with 4,260 pounds of food and $1,196. The Career Center brought in 260 pounds of food and $100. The school districts supported the FFA Chapters with elementary food drive contests and district OneCalls.

Coshocton County Farm Bureau volunteers and local leaders served made to order omelets to the 125 guests in attendance at Lapp Farms. During the breakfast event, Ridgewood FFA hosted a pedal tractor pull. Following the event, Muskingum Area Mental Health & Recovery Services Board presented information about mental health.

For more information about Coshocton County Farm Bureau and upcoming events, visit coshocton.ofbf.org.

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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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