Richland County Farm Bureau will reimburse registration fees up to $150 for the first three attendees.Read More
This year’s Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland County Farm Bureau summer intern is Megan Schwendeman. Megan is an upcoming junior at Wilmington College double majoring in agricultural communications and political science with a specialization in food policy and agricultural advocacy on a pre-law track. On campus, she is involved with Collegiate Farm Bureau, Delta Tau Alpha Agriculture Honor Society, Amnesty International, Delight Ministries, the WC Honor Program and is a member of the Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Megan is originally from Ashland County and is a 2021 graduate of Hillsdale High School. During her high school career, she was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, where she competed on both the state and national levels. She served on both the Ashland County Junior Fair Board and the Royalty Court as princess and then queen. At the fair she showed breeding and market lambs, as well as goats and a variety of still projects.
As a Farm Bureau Active member, she received the 2021 and 2022 Ashland County Farm Bureau Scholarships. She attended the YAP Winter Leadership Conference this year and participated in Ohio’s Collegiate Discussion Meet. In Collegiate Farm Bureau at Wilmington College, she is currently serving as the public relations officer. She is excited to promote Farm Bureau membership at her college, so that students are more likely to stay involved after graduation.
Some of her responsibilities this summer will include promoting membership, aiding in the coordination of events, and helping to inform the public on agriculture-related topics.
“I am excited to be a part of the organization and eager to meet members. I’m also very excited for the opportunity to plan and serve at local events and to connect with individuals and communities this summer!” she said.
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.Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.Strong communities
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
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.Groovy Plants Ranch
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
Farm Bureau is engaged in all facets of rural living and can help with your challenges as a landowner. To help us serve you better, please update your member profile.Read More
Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington is serving as chairman of the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.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
Please join Richland County Farm Bureau and Soil and Water Conservation District for a Joint Annual Celebration Sept. 7.Read More
Richland County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients for the Richland County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Caroline Tilton and Nicole CookRead More