Day at Adams County Fair

On July 15, Adams County Farm Bureau hosted its annual Farm Bureau Day at the Adams County Fair. Activities included free health screenings for Farm Bureau members sponsored by Adams County Regional Medical Center, the antique tractor display, and a Farm Bureau Meet and Greet, where fairgoers could learn about the benefits of Farm Bureau membership and visit with local members.

Additionally, fun youth activities included watermelon eating, seed spitting, sack races, bubble blowing, hula hooping, limbo, and more! Our youth frog jumping content and pedal tractor pulls are two favorites year after year! Last but not least, we finished the day with an antique tractor parade and tractor games (have you ever heard of tractor basketball?).
New this year, Hayden Crum joined us as part of our Hi-Flying Soybeans program sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio State – Adams County 4-H. Hayden, a 4-H member and Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center FFA member, is an owner of Midwest Air, LLC and does custom application work using drone technology. After Hayden’s demo, young fairgoers learned more about ag careers that utilize drones and had the opportunity to try their hand at mapping out a route for a robotic “drone sprayer” to spray fields of soybeans in a simulated activity.
These activities are just a start to exploring what Farm Bureau does in our local community – fostering relationships + teaching our next generation of youth about agriculture. 
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

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.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

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.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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

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