2022 Monroe County annual meeting

President Cliff Sickler conducted the Monroe County Farm Bureau annual meeting of members Thursday, Sept 29, at Midway Community Center. At this meeting, the members voted on proposed policies and selected trustees for the Board of Trustees.

Thank you to Monroe Central FFA for helping serve the grilled pork chop dinner.

Policy issues included roads, water issues, oil & gas drilling, and wildlife policies. The program also featured presentations of awards to outstanding contributors to the organization and dedicated volunteers from this past year. Keith Jones gave an update on Broken Timbers and the donation from Monroe County Farm Bureau.

The County Foundation Scholarship with Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation was highlighted during the evening. Donations of any amount are still being accepted and are tax deductible. These may be mailed to Monroe County Farm Bureau, 100 Colonel Drive, Barnesville, OH 43713.

Senior Organization Director Betsy Anderson said, “Farm Bureau depends on volunteers to accomplish our goals and policies. Monroe County is very blessed with dedicated people to serve on their Board of Trustees and as membership marketers.”

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 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.
Mandy Way's avatar
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

Advocacy
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