2022-2023 Richland trustees

Richland County Farm Bureau met twice this fall to prepare the organization for the upcoming year and a strong future. At the annual meeting, trustee and delegate elections were held and members voted on public policies and code changes. At the board reorganization meeting, officers were elected and program planning began. Look for exciting local projects and activity to connect food and farming and strengthen our community as well as statewide initiatives to assist farmers with water quality issues and other landowner issues.

The Annual Meeting was held Sept. 12 at the Der Dutchman in Bellville. Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, was the keynote speaker and discussed the opportunities and challenges he sees for agriculture, here in Ohio and globally.Adam Sharp-keynote address Kelly Staley was elected to a three-year term on the board. Brian Alt and Loren Hulit were elected as 2023 OFBF annual meeting delegates. Fred Cooke will serve as an alternate. The code change resolution and policy suggestions for 2023 were approved.

Your 2022-2023 Farm Bureau rrustees are Tim Johnson, President; Loren Hulit, Vice-President; Fred Cooke, Secretary; Ben Olewiler, Treasurer; Brian Alt; Linda Fackler; Dale Hulit and Kelly Staley. 

In Richland 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. Locally there are 12 trustee seats on the board. Active Members or Young Active Members, or their spouses, whose dues are paid, are eligible for the office of trustee. All trustees must live, work, or have an active agricultural interest in the county. 

There are four open seats on the Richland County Farm Bureau board. Trustees are asked to attend board meetings, serve on committees with other volunteers and help direct the work of the county Farm Bureau.

If you’d like more information about Farm Bureau, or better still you’d like to serve as a trustee or 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].

Follow us on Facebook or visit our webpage for details of programs throughout the year. 

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
Bethany Starlin's avatar
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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