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The Allen, Auglaize, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, and VanWert County Farm Bureau office is looking for a part-time office assistant. The position would be located at the  eight-county office in Wapakoneta. The individual would work 16 hours per week and starting rate of pay is $16-18/hour based on experience. Resumes and cover letters can be referred to Jill Smith, organization director at [email protected] until Feb. 17, 2023.

Below is a listing of the job requirements.

Job description:  

Assist the supervisor in developing, maintaining, and executing successful programs and services that meet the needs of members with efficiency and accuracy.


Responsible to and supervised by the organization director who in turn works with the area nonprofit members.

Primary Duties:

  1. Maintain accurate membership records of all members through the database.
  2. Help staff accountant in maintaining accurate financial records. This is currently done using QuickBooks software.
  3. Reach out to members for customer service interactions, including member retention, data collection and relationship building.
  4. Help manage the membership database, which includes data entry, membership processing, updating records and working with new members as a part of our campaigns.
  5. Maintain an accurate file system, whether it is done electronically or in hard copy. The filing system will be such that it is easily accessible and organized so that the supervisor can utilize it.
  6. Keep office equipment well maintained. If problems arise you must notify the supervisor.
  7. During office hours, promote company activities, member services, etc. as directed by the supervisor.
  8. Work in conjunction with the supervisor and other staff with marketing, social media and other publications. This is currently done in Microsoft Publisher. 
  9. Use only supervisor-authorized business software for official business. 
  10. Develop and foster a good working relationship with the company and its affiliates. 
  11. Maintain an attractive office that includes good housekeeping practices, regular work hours, and good telephone communication habits.
  12. Attend special meetings or conferences that will aid in maintaining and improving the position of office administrator as directed by the supervisor.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


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

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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

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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
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

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Mary Smallsreed

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