Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 was the 166th Van Wert County Fair. The Van Wert County Farm Bureau Food Stand was fully open again this year with all the fair food favorites including our famous milkshakes. New this year we had weekend specials available until gone including Saturday- Ribeye Sandwich, Sunday- Pork Loin Sandwich, and Monday- Ham and Cheese Sandwich and they were a big hit! Then Sept. 3 and 4, after some rain delays, we held our annual Kids Dream Days. Located at the track, this event was free event for Farm Bureau members and for non-Farm Bureau members the cost was $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. Open to everyone of all ages, participants got to ride in tractors or help dig in a mini excavator. There were also giveaway items after each person participated. See you next year for the 167th Van Wert Co. Fair Aug. 29-Sept. 4!


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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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