Gallia Ag Day 2022

Gallia Ag Day tshirtIn May, Gallia County fourth graders all met at the fairgrounds for a day of fun and education. They rotated through multiple stations learning about different aspects of agriculture, with presentations from River Valley FFA, Gallia Academy FFA, South Gallia FFA, Gallia Soil & Water Conservation District, Bridgeport Equipment, Ohio State University Extension – Gallia County, Shooting Aces 4-H Club/Gallia Conservation Club, Holzer Health System, Thomas White – Ohio Beekeeping Association, Jamie Graham – United Producers Inc., Ohio Beef Council, and Bodimer Brothers Showpigs. 

Prior to the event, the students competed in a drawing contest with the topic being “their representation of agriculture.” The winning drawing was displayed on the front of the free T-shirts sent home with every student on Ag Day! 1st Place: Jaycen Gleason – Hannan Trace Elementary; 2nd Place: – Wesley Bodimer – Green Elementary; Honorable Mention: Gracie Martin – Hannan Trace Elementary and Layne Wright – Vinton Elementary

We would also like to thank the following sponsors for making Ag Day a success:

Event Sponsor

  • Gallia County Farm Bureau


  • Ohio Valley Bank
  • Foster Sales & Delivery
  • Saunders Insurance Agency
  • Crown Excavating and Stone Yard
  • Taylor Farms
  • S & M Tax and Accounting Inc.
  • Medical Shoppe
  • Duncan Produce
  • Gavin Power
  • Bridgeport Equipment & Tool
  • State Farm Agent Robin Fowler
  • Gallia Soil & Water Conservation District
  • University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College
  • Wiseman Real Estate
  • Holzer Health System
  • Atomic Credit Union


  • The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Inc.
  • The Wiseman Agency, Inc.
  • C.M. Subs, Inc.
  • Ohio Valley Electric Corporation


  • Angell Bookkeeping and Tax, LLC
  • Wesbanco


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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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