2022 Lorain County annual meeting

The 2022 Lorain County annual meeting was held at the Wellington Eagles with 80 members in attendance. The annual meeting was a chance to reflect on our 2022 accomplishments, recognize our special award recipients, celebrate our members and volunteers and set the course for Lorain County Farm Bureau for 2023.

Members were asked to review the candidates’ information for the board of trustees and OFBF annual meeting delegates for 2023. They also reviewed the slate of policies for the county, state and national levels. Robert Beekman, Jason Schriver, Tim Gest and Anthony Savage were re-elected to the county board of trustees and all policies passed.

2022 Lorain County annual meetingHannah DiVencenzo was chosen by the county board as the 2022 Member of Distinction!  Hannah helps lead our county Farm Bureau efforts on CAUV.  Entertainment was provide by comedian, Jay Hendren, who did a wonderful job at making us laugh.

Lorain County Farm Bureau partnered with Lorain County Community College this year to promote a Hay Bale Contest at the 2022 Lorain County Fair.

2022 Lorain County Hay Bale event

The Lorain County Farm Bureau annual meeting was held with the Lorain County Soil & Water Conservation District. It was a perfect example of our members working together for Ohio farmers as we continue to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. 

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 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
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
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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