Jefferson Member Spotlight

Belinda and Danny Boyce operate The Golden Promise Farm and are long-time members of Jefferson County Farm Bureau.

Belinda shared their personal account of why they belong to Jefferson County Farm Bureau. 

“My husband, Danny, and I have been farming for almost 47 years. We moved to the farm in 1976, two months after we were married. We raised four children, had countless number of dogs, and primarily focused on beef cattle. We named our farm The Golden Promise Farm because Danny and I were both raised in the Nazarene church. We always tried, and still try, to abide by that rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’

“We joined Farm Bureau because we wanted to support our livelihood and our beliefs that farming is the best kind of life. I know it is not for everyone, and sometimes I question if it is for me, but the benefits of living on a farm outweigh the negatives ten-fold. I ran for a trustee-at-large position and am now serving on the Farm Bureau board for Jefferson County. It is very enlightening to hear about new programs, the involvement we have in the community, and innovative farmers who choose to try the untried. Their successes make farming look inviting and inspire others to join our lifestyle.

“The work ethic farmers have amazes me, and the insurmountable problems they run into on a daily basis make me think that farmers are a breed chosen by God to do the impossible when it seems hopeless. Farmers never give up. I want to be a part of that, and I want to make sure farmers are always seen in a positive light. Farmers are the backbone of the country and the world. I am proud to be a farm wife and a Farm Bureau member.”

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.
Jared Hughes's avatar
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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