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The Pickaway County Farm Bureau, along with Pickaway Soil and Water Conservation District, recently held its annual meeting at Flora and Field, near Mt. Sterling. Brad Wolford of Stoutsville was sworn in as the new county Farm Bureau president. Brad is a fourth-generation county Farm Bureau president in Pickaway County.
Those 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 Pickaway County Farm Bureau pay $79 per year, but starting December 1, 2022, the dues rate will increase to $95, and on December 1, 2025, the dues amount will be $120.
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Mike Videkovich of Ashville is serving on the 2023 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
How employees are treated, and also the opportunity to have year-round employment through the farm and related businesses, are key to the Ruffs’ success in attracting and retaining skilled farm talent.Read More
Dine at City BBQ March 25. A percentage of sales will be donated to support the efforts of the Pickaway County Buyer’s Club, supporting 4-H youth.Read More