National Ag Week Union County

The Union County Commissioners recently signed a proclamation declaring March 21-27, 2023 as National Agriculture Week. Organization Director, Melinda Lee, along with Union County Farm Bureau board members Anne Scheiderer, David Gruenbaum and Justin Gravatt presented each commissioner a basket filled with locally grown and produced items, as well as information regarding National Ag Week.

American agriculture plays a crucial role in strengthening our economy and in providing food for people, and it is our nation’s largest employer. We call upon citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of all those who produce an abundance of agricultural products that strengthen and enrich our community and our nation.

For additional information on how to join Farm Bureau please contact Union County Farm Bureau at 800-451-8908 or email [email protected]. You can also visit  

Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.

Pictured left to right – Organization Director Melinda Lee, Farm Bureau board member David Gruenbaum, Commissioner David Lawerence, Farm Bureau board member Anne Scheiderer, commissioner Steve Robinson, Farm Bureau board member Justin Gravatt and Commissioner Dave Burke

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
The plan we are on is great. It’s comparable to my previous job's plan, and we are a sole proprietor.
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Kevin Holy

Geauga County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan
We work terrifically with the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, hosting at least one to two outreach town hall events every year to educate new farmers and existing farmers on traditional CAUV and woodlands.
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David Thomas

Ashtabula County Auditor

CAUV: Past, present and future
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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