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Adrienne MoranAdrianne Moran, a Young Ag Professional in the Brown County Farm Bureau, was one of 10 recipients of the Special 10 scholarships that were given out at the 2023 Winter Leadership Experience. During her four days in Florida, she attended learning workshops, listened to keynote speakers, and met individuals from all over the country.

“There are so many things that I love about the Farm Bureau Federation and what it offers to its members, but my favorite has got to be having opportunities that will further yourself personally and professionally, “Moran said. “By attending the workshops, I’ve been inspired with new ideas to innovate our county Young Ag Professionals and connect with individuals that will become great friends in the agricultural industry.”

Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) are Farm Bureau members ages 18 to 35 who work either part or full time in Ohio’s largest industry. It’s easy to meet others who share your passion for agriculture and stay connected all year long, with signature events like the Winter Leadership Experience and Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience, and programs like AgriPOWER and Collegiate Farm Bureaus. Contact our office at (937) 378-2212 for more information on how to join!

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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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