Terry Diefenbacher

This membership value testimonial was written by Terry Diefenbacher who operates The Citrus Tree Market and Grill, LLC

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Why Farm Bureau?
Terry and Susan Diefenbacher
Terry and Susan Diefenbacher

I have been a Farm Bureau member in Hamilton County, Ohio for over 45 years. Agriculture is the backbone of our country. We feed America and much of the world at a cost much lower than most countries while providing a huge variety of grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry and pork.

During the many years of my membership, I have witnessed the strength of Farm Bureau’s voice legislatively from county to national issues. Not only are many of the agriculture-related issues important to our politicians, but they certainly understand the power of numbers within the membership and the potential votes that our membership wields during local, state, and national elections. 

Farm Bureau is agriculture’s first line of defense when uneducated politicians bring hardships to family farms. Farm Bureau is there to fight for family farms and helps to keep us up-to-date with important issues that effect our business’s bottom line.

I believe it is about the BIG picture and each individual member’s role in keeping agriculture healthy and prosperous allowing us to become the leaders in agriculture genetics, environmental stewardship, and technology for the sake of the U.S.A.

Thank you Farm Bureau.

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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