President Devin Cain conducted the Belmont County Farm Bureau 2022 Annual Meeting of members on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at The Market at Ebbert Farms in St. Clairsville. At this meeting the members voted on proposed policies, a code change and selected trustees for the board of trustees as well as delegates to the Ohio Farm Bureau 2023 Annual Meeting.

Policy issues included broadband access, support of law enforcement, township funding, oil and gas issues, and hunting support.

Again this year was the inclusion of several area sponsors and displays which the approximately 160 Farm Bureau members and guests were able to view prior to the meeting. Captina Creek Watershed provided educational information. The Gold Sponsors were Ag Pro, Kirkes’ Homemade Ice Cream, The Market at Ebbert Farms, Ohio Hills Health Centers, and WVU Medicine/Barnesville Hospital. The Silver Sponsors included, Doan Ford, Johnson Insurance Agency, WesBanco Bank, and Woodsfield Savings Bank. The Bronze Sponsor were Belmont Mills Inc., Belmont Petroleum Corp, D & J Sales & Service Inc., Milestone Company Farm Insurance, Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Inc., William Knox, CPA.

New President Alex Davidson received the leadership reins from outgoing president Devin Cain.

Carson Phillips, Union Local FFA Presented his prepared speech that he recently placed 2nd in state competition in dealing with mental health issues in agriculture. Harold Kemp, DVM received the Glenna Cain Distinguished Service Award Right to left Devin Cain, Dr Harold Kemp Gene Plumly recognized for being a Farm Bureau member for over 65 years. 1st row Gene Plumly, Lova Ebbert, Farm Bureau 2nd row Rene Shepherd, Roger Plumly, Bobby Gibson


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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