Shelby County Women in Ag event

The Shelby County Growing Women in Agriculture committee is back again with our Empowerment Celebration in 2022! The committee’s goal is to grow women involved in the agriculture community in our area. Since 2007 the number of women in agriculture has increased by 7% in the United States. With this evolving statistic in the industry, many new avenues for our community and state have developed in order to take advantage of these rising agriculture leaders.

As a part of their efforts to grow the agriculture community in Shelby County, we would like to support local women in agriculture by holding our seventh annual “Growing Women in Agriculture, an Empowerment Celebration” event Sept. 15, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,  with a special early make and take session that starts at 4:30 p.m.  

The event will be held at St. Michael’s Hall, 33 Elm Street, in Ft Loramie, and will include a blend of educational and fun agriculture information, specifically targeted to the women in our community. The cost is $25 per person, with an additional $45 for the optional pre-event Make’ n Take “Garden in a Glass” by Kah’s Nursery. A portion of the fee will support a scholarship specifically for women entering the agriculture field or going back to school. The registration deadline is Sept. 2, 2022.

Schedule and Agenda

We will begin with heavy hors-d’oeuvres, wine sampling, and social time at 6 p.m., then hear from keynote speaker Chastitie Euler, who is a district manager with BASF in agricultural solutions in Ohio and Michigan. Chasitie will discuss her strategies to find what is most important to you, how to find your path and make the most of it, all while balancing your family and work life. Her discussion is followed by a series of break-out sessions which are listed below:

  • Farm Transition with Evin Bachelor, of Wright & Moore Law Co., LPA. Mr. Bachelor will discuss the importance of having a farm transition plan and working together to make sure your succession plan is in place and ready to move forward into the next generation.
  • DIY Landscaping by Pamela Bennett, associate professor, OSU Master Gardener  Volunteer Program Director. Pam is going to give tips and tricks to make our homes fun and exciting using simple DIY landscaping techniques.
  • Cooking & Meal Prep Presented by Julie Casiano, owner of The Smoothie Life, The Meal Prep Life, and Whole Heart Kitchen. Julie will share ideas and recipes and teach tricks to make meal planning and prep easier in our busy lives.

Also new this year is our vendor area, so you can learn and shop! We hope you will join us for this great evening out. For additional information or to register, please download the registration brochure. You may also call Jill Smith, organization director for Shelby County Farm Bureau at (877)775-7642 or go online to make your reservation today!



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.
Jim Bruner's avatar
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.
Matt Aultman's avatar
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

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