Join us Thursday Sept. 1 for our 18th Annual All Ag Banquet and Meeting.Read More
I’m Darby Welbaum, and I am very excited to serve as an intern this summer. I just completed my first year of college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for an agribusiness and management degree. I have also picked up a minor of civic agriculture and life sciences. My plans are to continue My journey to obtain a bachelor’s degree and eventually enter law school.
I am from West Milton and have always lived in Miami County. The Farm Bureau has supported me with my livestock projects and I hopes to continue that for more generations. I have shown a number of species at fairs including hogs, goats and horses. I hope that this experience will help me be more of an advocate for agriculture and to really make an impact. I am grateful and excited for this opportunity to start working and I can’t wait to meet you all and brighten your day!
Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.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.Business Solutions
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.Farming for Good
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
The Bushels for Hunger program of Miami County chose four local food pantries to be the recipients of $1,325.08 each.Read More
Welbaum just completed her first year of college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for an agribusiness and management degree.Read More
Jeff Trick of Tipp City is serving on the 2021 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Congratulations to the scholarship winners for Darke County Farm Bureau. Each student received a $500 scholarship to the college of his/her choice for the 2021-2022 school year.Read More