2022 Adams County Annual Meeting

The Adams County Farm Bureau and Adams Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual meeting at the Adams County Fairgrounds Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Homemade ice cream and snow cones were served to those in attendance. Attendees enjoyed fellowship and catching up with one another prior to the meeting being called to order. We were joined by several county office representatives, elected officials and long-time members! The evening included a short business meeting, where members elected trustees and state annual meeting delegates, and voted on policy and code changes. The organization is proud to recognize our volunteers and scholarship winners from the past year and to share the past year’s highlights!  The evening concluded after hearing from Nathan Brown, District 20 Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, as he recapped the year’s highlights.

Adams County volunteers

Pictured L to R: Kristy Watters (Outgoing Board President), Keith Holbrook (Incoming Board President), Linda Ayres-Louiso (Membership Chair), David Dugan (Retiring Board Trustee), and Roger Rhonemus (Policy Development Chair)

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

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.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
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
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
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
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

Advocacy
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