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Editor’s Note: Olivia Rinesmith is serving as the Central Ohio Farm Bureau Fellow this summer. She is writing a blog about her experience.


Hello everyone! I am Olivia Rinesmith. I am serving as the Central Ohio Farm Bureau Fellow focusing on membership and marketing for Delaware, Franklin, Madison & Union dounties. 

A little bit about me: I am from London, Ohio where I grew up on our family farm. I was heavily involved with agricultural youth organizations growing up and those helped pave my path today! I am a rising senior at The Ohio State University majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in production agriculture. On campus, I am a member of the Livestock Judging Team, active in several clubs as well as an Ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Outside of school, I am a 4-H advisor and an active volunteer within my community. In addition, I am the 2021-22 Ohio Lamb and Wool Ambassador!

I am excited to continue this journey with Farm Bureau to improve and maintain membership, educating others through events, and working with all of you!

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, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

Future employees, leaders
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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