Marion County Farm Bureau will reimburse $75 for the first six attendees who contact the county office prior to the event.Read More
The nominating committee for the Marion County Farm Bureau is currently seeking members who are interested in election to the Board of Trustees. The nominating committee is specifically looking to fill At-Large seats as well as a seat in the North District 1: Salt Rock, Big Island and Marion Townships.
- Service as a trustee gives you the ability to serve as a voice for your township, district and county 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 who attend 70% of the meetings have their membership dues reimbursed.
Any paid member of the Marion County Farm Bureau who is directly impacted by the health of the agricultural industry is qualified to be a board trustee. If running for a district seat, member must reside in or hold an agricultural business in that district.
The board currently hosts trustees of all ages, from 20s to post-retirement. It’s a very welcoming group of people who work in ag services, farm part-time or full-time.
- Board meetings are currently held on the first Thursday 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 – Aug. 30 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 if you are interested by July 29. Thank you for your consideration!
I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.Available scholarships
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
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
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.Business Solutions
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
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
Marion County Farm Bureau President Darryl Ralph, and Young Ag Professionals representatives Jonathan and Alyssa Zucker, traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit face-to-face with lawmakers.Read More
Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington is serving as chairman of the 2022 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Jonanthan and Alyssa Zucker farm in Marion and Wyandot counties. They are in their last term on the State Young Agricultural Professionals Committee and serve as co-chairs.Read More