Collegiate Farm Bureau provides an opportunity for student leaders to grow their leadership skills and connect with agricultural industry professionals, while still on campus. A new group of emerging leaders are graduating this spring. Ohio Farm Bureau celebrates their accomplishments! Congratulations to the Collegiate Farm Bureau leaders from Ohio State University and Wilmington College. 

Grace Smith – Wilmington College

Grace SmithGrace Smith, from Greene County, will receive a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and animal science. After graduation, she will work for Greene County Parks & Trails where she will be assisting in programming, events and public relations. 



Tyler Zimpfer – Ohio State University

Tyler ZimpherTyler Zimpfer, from Shelby County, will receive a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics. After graduation, he will continue his education at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri where he will be pursuing his Juris Doctor



Molly Moffett – Wilmington College

Molly MoffettMolly Moffett grew up in Ashland County. During her time at Wilmington College, she studied agricultural communications and policy. After graduation, Molly will be moving to New York to work for Oakfield Corners Dairy, where she will serve as a marketing coordinator and show heifer caretaker.



Joel Shoup – Ohio State University

Joel ShoupJoel Shoup grew up in Wayne County. While attending classes at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State, Joel studied production agriculture and economics. He will earn his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics and will begin a full-time position with Sunrise Cooperative. There, he will train with their merchandising, origination and operations teams. 



Kathryn Easter – Wilmington College

Kathryn EasterKathryn Easter, from Pickaway County will receive her bachelor of science degree from Wilmington College. She pursued agricultural communications in college and will begin a full-time position with Nachurs Alpine Solutions as the company’s social media coordinator.



Mallary Caudill – Ohio State University

Mallary CaudillMallary Caudill is from Logan County and will graduate with her bachelor’s degree this spring. She studied agricultural communication and plans to work for Farm Journal as a marketing and events specialist. 



Chyann Kendal – Wilmington College

Chyann KendelChyann Kendel is from Preble County and will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in ag education with a concentration in animal science. Chyann will begin a full-time position as an agricultural educator later this year.



Collegiate students at Ohio State University and Wilmington College who are engaged and interested in the food and agriculture industry can join their respective Collegiate Farm Bureau. Collegiate Farm Bureau serves as a connection between current industry professionals and students, promotes agriculture and related fields and works to develop future leaders of the agriculture industry by providing opportunities for students in leadership and civic engagement, career development, professional development, and experiential learning.

In addition, stay connected to Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program, which offers conferences, contests and networking opportunities. Ohio Farm Bureau offers an introductory membership for those ages 18-24. Young Active Members ages 18-24 enjoy all the benefits that Active Members do, including having a voice in Farm Bureau’s ongoing advocacy and policy efforts. Farmers, agriculture students, or those whose work is directly impacted by the health of Ohio agriculture are invited to become a Young Active Member.

Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

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, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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