Copies of the approved policies for 2023-24 are available by emailing [email protected].Read More
Butler County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting was hosted Sept. 8, 2022 at the Princeton Road Campus. President Tim Hesselbrock welcomed everyone to the 102nd annual meeting. President Hesselbrock introduced Nancy Feakes for the invocation. Following the invocation, dinner was served with catering provided by Shoelaces Catering. The Promotion & Education Committee conducted a silent auction with the proceeds going to the education fund. Members enjoyed an evening socializing with and were joined by several public officials from the county.
Several people were recognized during the night. Kathy Carmack presented the 2022 Friend of Ag award to Harold Baxter, retired Butler County auditor. Carmack presented the 2022 Sarah James Outstanding Volunteer award to Lynn Eisele for her many years of service to BCFB. President Tim Hesselbrock introduced OFBF Trustee Lane Osswald. He spoke on Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and their projects such as ExploreAg Camps. He touched on the state policy priorities for the year and encouraged members to get out and vote during the upcoming election. Discussion was held.
Organization Director Christy Montoya conducted a search for the oldest Farm Bureau member in the room who was June Niederman. She was given a FB sign for her years of loyal membership. Montoya also recognized the scholarship winner and donors who were present. She recognized the county board trustees and how many years of service each has on the board. A presentation was made to Kelli Gerber and Russ Beckner as they were not seeking re-election to the board. During this time, Cathy Minges was honored for her 23.5 years of service as the county office administrator to the Butler County Farm Bureau.
Kathy Carmack was elected as board president and Barbie Casey elected as vice president for the 2022-23 term. Congratulations to Kathy Carmack, Joe Conrad, Jake Schulte, and new trustee RoseMary Beeler.
Thank you to all the members who attended this fantastic event and for those who donated and purchased silent auction items.
Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, was not able to attend the meeting in person, but shared his remarks via video.
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
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