2022 Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting

Last week, representatives from our counties attended the 104th Ohio Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Columbus where they served as voting delegates.

Kasler delegatesDuring the two day event, delegates took part in developing and adopting policies for 2023 as well as recognizing the last year of accomplishments.

The delegates who attended were Drew Schmidt and Uriah Cade of Lawrence County; Tammi Goeglein, Hannah Thompson, and Holly Reitano of Athens-Meigs County; and Jake Bodimer, Lewis Bodimer, Matthew Hemphill and Mike Hemphill of Gallia County. We would like to thank all of the delegates who took the time away from their farms, families and jobs to attend annual meeting.

Kasler delegates

Also, congratulations goes to Gallia County Farm Bureau for winning one of the OFBF Innovation awards with their “Meat the Local Butcher” event! They will go on to showcase this event at the American Farm Bureau annual convention in Puerto Rico in January! 

Gallia Meat the Local Butcher


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

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.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

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.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

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.
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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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