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The nominating committee for the Richland County Farm Bureau is currently seeking members who are interested in election to the Board of Trustees.
- Service as a trustee gives you the ability to serve as a voice on agricultural and community-related issues. You help plan activities which promote agriculture and advocate for local farmers, guide local ag policies and assist farmers with informational programs that can improve their lives and futures.
- Networking with other trustees across the county and members as well as public officials. Several opportunities throughout the year to network with other trustees within the four-county (Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland) area and across the state.
- Leadership development opportunities – access to opportunities to grow in leadership development such as advocacy at the local, state, and national level. There are even opportunities to serve at the state level on various committees.
- Service as a trustee gives you the opportunity to better understand the Farm Bureau Federation and its member benefits and is a great resume builder!
- Trustees receive mileage and per diem for attending meetings..
Any paid member of the Richland County Farm Bureau who is directly impacted by the health of the agricultural industry is qualified to be a board trustee
The board currently hosts trustees of all ages, from 20s to post-retirement, and is a very welcoming group of people who work in ag services, farm part-time or full-time.
- Board meetings are currently held on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. There are months where no board meetings are held: May, September, October and other times if we have other events. (Note – September is the annual meeting). Meetings typically last 1-1.5 hours.
- In addition to providing input at board meetings, board members are asked to be active in the outreach programs for farmers and consumers that fit their interests and talents, the membership campaign and policy development.
- Board members are not expected to attend every meeting but are expected to attend the majority and stay engaged and up to date when they are absent.
Please respond to [email protected] if you are interested by Aug. 5. Thank you for your consideration!
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
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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
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