Members gathered to vote on policies, trustees, delegates and the new code

The Ross County Farm Bureau recently held its annual meeting at St. Marys Family Life Center in Chillicothe. Farm Bureau members in attendance conducted business that included approval of several policy suggestions as well as amendments to the county Farm Bureau code. Code changes were made as a result of changes to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Code which took place at the state annual meeting last December.

The county code changes include changes in the classification of members. Currently, Farm Bureau has three classes of members (Active, Community, and Young Active). As of December 1, 2022, there will be one membership class, meaning that all members of the organization will have voting rights. However, only members who have a direct affiliation with agriculture may serve as a member of the board or as a delegate to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) annual meeting. The next change that was passed deals with the annual dues amount. Currently, members of the Ross County Farm Bureau pay $81 per year, but starting December 1, 2022, the dues rate will increase to $120.

For more information about Ross County Farm Bureau, please contact our county office at [email protected].

President Kaitlyn Meeker with scholarship recipient Kenton Richter
President Kaitlyn Meeker with scholarship recipient Ruth Beery



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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