Huron County Farm Bureau

Huron County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees is currently seeking members for two open board seats to the Board of Trustees. They are specifically looking to fill seats in the Southwest district (which is townships of Norwich, Greenfield, Richmond and New Haven) and the Southeast district (which is composed of Fairfield, Fitchville, New London, Ripley and Greenwich townships).

Qualifications:
Any paid member of Huron County Farm Bureau who is directly impacted by the health of the agricultural industry is qualified to be a board trustee. If running for a district seat, member must reside in or hold an agricultural business in that district.

The board currently hosts trustees of all ages, from early 20’s to post-retirement, and with about equal representation of men and women. It’s a very welcoming group of folks who work in ag services or who farm part time or full time themselves.

Benefits/Opportunities:
– Service as a trustee gives you the ability to serve as a voice for your township, district and county on agricultural and community-related issues
– Networking with other trustees across the county and members as well as public officials. Several opportunities throughout the year to network with other trustees within the district (Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties)
– Leadership development opportunities – access to opportunities to grow in leadership development such as advocacy at the local, state, and national level.
– Service as a trustee gives you the opportunity to better understand the Farm Bureau Federation and its member benefits
– Service as a trustee is a great resume builder!

Basic expectations:
– Individual needs to be a member of Huron County Farm Bureau
– Eight board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at North Fairfield Village Hall  (no board meeting the month of May, October and December. Note – September is the annual meeting). Meetings typically last 1-1.5 hours.
– Board members are not expected to attend every meeting but are expected to attend the majority
– In addition to providing input at board meetings, board members are asked to participate in 1 ad hoc committee and 1 event committee. Time spent on committees vary by committee but, generally, take 2-4 hours.
– Trustee positions are 3 year terms with the option of running for a second term if interested.

Please respond (email or call the office or a board member) if you are interested by Feb. 15, 2023. Thank you for your consideration!

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.
Jaclyn De Candio's avatar
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.
Austin Heil's avatar
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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