Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available! Stories include: upcoming events, Farm Bureau Day at the Cleveland Zoo, Shaping Our Future, 2022 Wayne County Highlights, and a thank you to 2022 Distinguished Member Matt Vodraska.

2023 Wayne County Spring Newsletter


Policy Development

The Wayne County Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee would like to hear from you. This survey is designed to assist the Wayne County Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee in identifying issues facing members and the agriculture community. Your feedback will be considered by the committee as they develop policy recommendations for the annual meeting in August. The link to the survey is below. Please reply by June 1.

Buy Local Directory

We will once again be mailing every member a copy of the 2023 Buy Local Directory and Members for Members Discount Card this summer. Please complete the application below if you would like to advertise your products and/or a discount. (Please note – this directory is for member advertising for those who offer goods or services to the public. If you advertised in 2022, your listing will remain unchanged from last year’s directory unless we are notified that you want to cancel or change your listing.) Please reply by June 1.

Wayne Policy Development survey and BLD letter

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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