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Attention Auglaize County Young Farmers and others who want to learn more about growing their farm operations! OSU Extension Auglaize County and Auglaize County Farm Bureau have organized a series of meetings designed to help you gain more information about growing, changing, or starting your own farm enterprises.

This meeting series will take place once a month from June to September at various locations around the county.

Meeting details

Ag Finance: June 23, 7 p.m. SideRail meeting room, 17 E. Auglaize Street, Wapakoneta. Our speaker will be Micah Mensing, with Farm Credit Mid-America. Micah will give tips on finance strategies and the process of securing financial resources. Sponsored by Farm Credit Mid America. A meal will be served so please RSVP to Jamie Hampton at 419-910-6050 or [email protected].

Succession Planning: July 28, 7 p.m. Manchester Farms, 29249 St. Rt. 385 Lakeview. Speaker will be David Marrison, with OSU Extension Coshocton County. David will talk about the importance of setting a plan in place to secure your farms through the generations.

Farm Liability: Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Leffel Farms, 15626 st. Rt. 66 N. St. Marys. Speaker will be Peggy Hall, OSU, Ag, and Natural Resources Law program. Peggy will discuss liability issues on the farm. Session sponsored by Block Insurance.

Niche Operations: Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Five Vines Winery, 12179 Buckland-Holden Rd, Wapakoneta. Speaker will be Christi Welch, OSU Direct Ag-marketing Specialist, and a panel of farmers who have started growing in different avenues, with niche products like honey or maple syrup.

We hope you will join us at these great events. For questions, please contact the Farm Bureau office at 877-775-7642 or [email protected]

Young Farmer’s Flyer 2022

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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