Hocking County Farm Bureau
Scholarship presentations, Soybean Council, Young Ag

The Hocking County Farm Bureau held its 74th annual meeting Aug. 15 at The Olde Dutch Restaurant in Logan. Those in attendance were able to socialize and conduct the business of the county organization. Items of business included several Code of Regulations changes such as the membership structure as well as an increase in the county dues amount. Starting Dec. 1, 2022, Hocking County Farm Bureau’s annual dues will go from $79 to $100 per membership. This change was necessary in order to continue to serve our members through programming and operations at the county, state and national levels.

Those in attendance also accepted two new policies. Hocking County Farm Bureau supports a countywide development plan that focuses on the impact on the county’s infrastructure as it pertains to the growing tourism demands and the construction of new cabins and lodges. The county Farm Bureau also supports creating a program that will encourage large animal veterinarians to open practices in rural communities that currently do not have access to such. There are currently no large animal vets in Hocking County.

Hocking County Farm Bureau also showed its support for our young people as scholarship recipients were also recognized. 

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.
Mandy Way's avatar
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
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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