Scioto County Membership Meeting

Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2022 membership campaign ended March 31 with 65,472 active members and 8,187 community members for a total of 73,663 members. Twenty-five counties achieved active gain and four of those counties achieved total gain.

Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President of Membership Paul Lyons congratulated volunteers on their membership efforts.

“Your dedication to telling your story of why you belong to the organization and the value it brings to you and your community is so very appreciated,” he said, noting that over 500 volunteers signed over 4,000 members during the campaign.

Those who achieved the Murray Lincoln Award for signing at least 50 new or winback members are:

  • Nate Andre, Fulton County
  • Dirk Dempsey, Jackson-Vinton County
  • Connie Goble, Pike County
  • Angela Lewis, Scioto County
  • Mike Miller, Henry County
  • Tracy Robinson, Pike County
  • Mick Scott, Jackson-Vinton County
  • Carla Taylor, Jackson-Vinton County
  • Jessica Taylor, Jackson-Vinton County
  • Pam Updike, Jackson-Vinton County
  • Ernest Welch, Van Wert County
  • Greg Williams, Scioto County
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.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland 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
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
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.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

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.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
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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