During the county annual meeting this past September, Fairfield County Farm Bureau members changed the county code to decrease the number of board trustee members from 15 to 12. There are still two trustee seats that remain unfilled; one representing District 4, which includes Greenfield and Hocking Townships, and one at-large seat. Fairfield County Farm Bureau normally meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Ricketts Hall on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster. If you are interested in serving on the board of trustees, please contact the county Farm Bureau office at 740-474-6284.

During their annual reorganization meeting in November, the Fairfield County Farm Bureau board of trustees elected members to serve as board officers. The newly elected officers for 2023 are

Vice President – Rich Lamp, of Clearcreek Township

Treasurer – Trish Preston, of Violet Township, and 

Secretary – Derek Burns, of Liberty Township 

The president’s office is voted on in the spring of each year with the president-elect taking over the duties at the county’s annual meeting in the fall. Currently, Lynne Schultz of Rushcreek Township serves as the county Farm Bureau president.

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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