Once again this year we kicked off the fair season giving our junior fair participants a Farm Bureau “I Care About My Animals”  T-shirt. During the fair, past T-shirts were sold in the Farm Bureau Building along with our delicious milkshakes!

New this year,  we hosted a Young Ag Professionals event June 16. Anyone ages 18-35 who farms or works in the agricultural field within Paulding County could stop by the Extension office meeting room and enjoy cookies, drinks, socialize with other area agricultural professionals, and learn more about opportunities available through Ohio Farm Bureau and the Young Ag Professionals.

Then on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. was the Farmer Share Breakfast located in the Farm Bureau Building. Breakfast was served until gone and attendees were able to watch and listen to the livestock sale from the patio. Later from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Kids Dream Day was held at the race track. Fair pictures, daily schedules, event  recaps and updates were posted to the Farm Bureau Facebook page by our media interns, Bethany Klopfenstein and Jamy Hunt.


I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
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
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
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
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
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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