Marion County 2022 annual meeting

Marion County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Aug. 30, in conjunction with Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District at All Occasions Catering and Banquet Facility in Waldo. A brief update was given on the H2Ohio program and farmland preservation efforts in the county. Marion SWCD board elections were held, and Kris Guthrie and Owen Case were re-elected.

Jonathan Zucker county president
New President Jonathan Zucker

Marion County Farm Bureau trustee and delegate elections were held, code changes and public policies were voted on and approved. Jonathan Zucker, Ron Sanderson, Tim Wood, John Hafer, Kristina Sanderson, Mark Wilson, Darryl Ralph, Tim Barnes and Kurt Reiselt were elected to the board. John Hafer and Steve Wickersham were elected as 2023 OFBF annual meeting delegates. Chris Baker will serve as an alternate. The code change resolution and policy suggestions for 2023 were approved.

Marion County trustees 2022
Marion Trustees

Your Farm Bureau trustees are Jonathan Zucker, president; Chris Baker, Tim Barnes, John Hafer, Kris Guthrie, Michelle Mattix, Kurt Reiselt, Darryl Ralph, Kristina Sanderson, Ron Sanderson, Bryan Santschi, Ken Stiverson, William Trihaft, Steve Wickersham, Dwight Williams, Mark Wilson, Jane Wood and Tim Wood.

In Marion County, Farm Bureau looks for ways to impact and improve the community. We strive to keep strong relationships with elected officials so that rural interests are not neglected when rules are being made. We want consumers to have reliable source of information as well as access to wholesome foods. Above all, the county Farm Bureau Board of Trustees is the very heart and strength of the organization. If you’d like more information about Farm Bureau, or better still you’d like to help with some of our projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact one of the county trustees, or contact the county office at (419) 747-7488 or [email protected].

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Advocacy
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