Highland Farmers Market

The Highland County Farm Bureau took to the Farmer’s Market May 28 to connect with members and the community. The adults who came through the event really enjoyed conversation about the benefits and stance of the Highland County Farm Bureau. They also enjoyed taste testing the rhubarb crisp and many planned to use the recipe card to create their own. Additional recipe cards for roasted asparagus and sautéed eggplant were available for pickup. The children really enjoyed painting flower pots and planting flowers, as well as playing in the corn pit. 

Organization Director Heather Utter, said, “The event was a good collaboration between the Highland County Farmers Market and the Highland County Farm Bureau. We really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the local community to share more about what we are doing locally to support our farmers.”

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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