Al Miller of Marietta is serving on the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
According to Tara Durbin, president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Board and chief lending officer for agriculture at Farm Credit Mid-America, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has put intentional focus on its purpose to create more clarity and awareness around what the foundation is, and the work that it is committed to.
“Our focus is to inspire and educate the next generation of agricultural professionals through scholarships, innovative programming and grants. We are in a strong position to catapult the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation to the next level, thus creating greater awareness around careers in agriculture and success to the next generation of agricultural professionals,” Durbin said. “This year’s record-breaking amount of awarded scholarship dollars is a true testament to the continued dedication and hard work from our board, donors and volunteers.”
Annually, the foundation recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.
The Jack Fisher Scholarship is named after John C. “Jack” Fisher, who served as Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president for 20 years. His vision for this scholarship is to enable people to acquire the necessary tools for a more fulfilling life. We have two scholarship winners from Noble County for this scholarship: Raegan Feldner and Anna Lowers each won the Jack Fisher scholarship.
Raegan Feldner also recieved the Darwin Bryan scholarship. This fund was established in 1985 in honor of Darwin R. Bryan whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to Ohio Farm Bureau has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout Ohio. The fund assists students who have been active in Farm Bureau’s youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members.
Raegan Feldner received the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar award as well. This award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings.
Congratulations Raegan and Anna on your scholarships. Good luck on your future endeavors!
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President Jason Feldner conducted the Noble County Farm Bureau annual meeting of members on Friday, Aug 11 at Floral Hall on the Noble County Fairgrounds in Caldwell.Read More
For CAUV landowners in counties with 2023 state mandated reappraisal and triennial updates who want to understand how and why CAUV soil values will adjust for the next three years.Read More
Attendees spent time doing lots of brain storming on new programs, along with the tasting of local beer.Read More
Tuesday, Jan. 31 Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties held their four-county membership kickoff at Mid-East Career Center.Read More